Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Ecology class at South Dakota State University

As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate level courses, mentor graduate students, and provide continuing education for our cooperators. By combining teaching, research and technical assistance, the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides students not only with an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, but also receive unparalleled scientific training and applied work experience. By training the next generation of natural resource scientists, we enable the sound management of the nation's natural resources.

A few recent course offerings are provided below.

Courses Taught

  • Conservation Biology and Modeling (Terri Donovan 2019)
  • Science Communication for Natural Resources Seminar course of graduate students in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and UVM. (Donna Parrish 2019)
  • Perspectives for Emerging Professionals Discusses professional development and careers of natural resources professionals. (Craig Paukert 2019)
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Training Offered

  • 2.5 day course on structured decision making for TNC-California. (Sarah Converse August 2019)
  • This workshop provided a 1.5 hour presentation of the results of a survey of South Dakota landowners to South Dakota GFP staff and a 1.5 hour discussion of the implications and use of the information. (Larry Gigliotti March 2019)
  • Taught 3 courses on genomics at 2019 'Omics workshop in Dumaguete, Philippines. (Wes Larson June 2019)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 141

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 250

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 645

Scientific Publications: 1878

Presentations: 4076

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey