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Federal Staff

Suzanne Cartagirone Administrative Operations Assistant Tel: (703) 648 - 4264

Night dive on the Great Barrier Reef

Dawn Childs Headquarters Staff Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/123966071@N03/ Tel: (571) 643 - 1922

I have degrees from Virginia Tech in Natural Resources and Urban Affairs & Planning. Go Hokies. It's my 3rd year with USGS. I live on the Blue Ridge mountains, but my heart is on a barrier island in North Carolina.

Shana

Shana Coulby Administrative Officer Tel: (703) 648 - 4361

I started with CRU as a student in the summer of 2002. After graduating from James Madison University I took other positions within USGS until finally coming "home" to CRU in February 2010. In my free time I love being outside and spending time with my husband, 2 daughters, and our 2 Boxers.

Brenda Croston Administrative Specialist Tel: (703) 648 - 4263

I have been working with Cooperative Research Units since April 1998 and started with the USGS in August 1988. I like spending time with my husband and 2 dogs.

Don Dennerline, CRU Biologist holding a smallmouth bass caught from the Potomac River, VA.

Don Dennerline Biologist Tel: (706) 542 - 4988

I've been a biologist with the Cooperative Research Units National Headquarters office since January 2000. Prior to this position, I was a research coordinator at the Georgia Coop Unit, a research biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a research biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Jim Fleming Supervisor Tel: (931) 854 - 9222

Hippos

Derek Geary Administrative Program Specialist Tel: (703) 648 - 4380

I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2012 with a BS degree in Business Management and Marketing. Soon after graduation I became part of the Coop HQ Unit in July of 2012. I enjoy travel, any outdoor activities, and sports.

Joe Margraf Supervisor Tel: (303) 656 - 0906

I have been supervisor of the western Coop Units since 2009, but began in the Unit Program in 1980 as Assistant Unit Leader in Ohio, then became Unit Leader in WV, MD, and AK. I received my BS degree at Cornell, and MS and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M, all in Fisheries Science. I am Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Fellow in the American Fisheries Society and American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists. I currently serve as President-elect of the American Fisheries Society and will become President in August 2016.

CRU Chief John Organ processing a Canada lynx kitten during a long term research collaboration between the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

John Organ Chief Tel: (703) 648 - 4261

John F. Organ is the Chief of the U.S.G.S. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units. He was Chief of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration for the Northeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 2005 to 2014, and worked in the FWS’s Ecological Services and National Wildlife Refuge programs during his 35 year career. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Wildlife Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Michigan State University, and Andres Bello University in Santiago, Chile. He is a certified Wildlife Biologist and Past President and Fellow of The Wildlife Society. He is also a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club and a Senior Specialist in the Fulbright Scholar Program. He is a member of the IUCN Otter Specialist and Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Groups, and an instructor and Advisory Board member of the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program. He is also a consultant to the Peru Forest Sector Initiative where he is assisting the Peruvian government in training biologists and developing wildlife regulations. He advises M.S. and Ph.D. students studying carnivores and human dimensions in Africa, Canada, Chile, and the U.S. and teaches graduate courses in Wildlife Management and Conservation and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation.

Rita Raines Administrative Officer

Missy Thode Program Analyst Tel: (703) 648 - 4265

JT

John Thompson Deputy Chief Tel: (703) 648 - 4262

I joined the CRU in September 2014. Prior positions included Research Grade Evaluation Coordinator for USGS, the Director of Research for a research foundation, and Wildlife Research Biologist. I have a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Wildlife Science from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY/Syracuse.

Duckdog Photography photo

Mike Tome Supervisor Tel: (301) 834 - 8054

I grew up roaming the fields, forests and marshes of northwestern Pennsylvania and its there that I developed a strong interest in waterfowl. I earned my BS in Forest Science at Penn State University, a MS in Wildlife Ecology at University of Maine, and a Ph. D. in Natural Resource Management at The University of Michigan. My working career began in 1986 at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center where I investigated the impacts of contaminants on waterfowl in Chesapeake Bay and the impacts of pesticides on waterfowl and wetlands in North Dakota and Minnesota. From 1991 to 1994 I was the Migratory Bird Specialist for the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Office in Arlington, VA. I joined the Coop Unit Program in 1994 as a Unit Supervisor, a position that I currently occupy. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and training my Labrador retriever.

Jennifer Von Erden Headquarters Staff

Kevin Whalen Supervisor Tel: (703) 269 - 7711

University Staff

Steven Ackers Tel: (541) 822 - 3359

Brandon Aday

Jessica Adkins

LACFWRU Administrator

Aaron Aguirre

Louise Vaughn Tel: (919) 513 - 7337

Catlin Ames

Courtney Anderson

Tina Anderson Tel: (406) 243 - 4388

Yashica Anderson

L. Steven Andrews

Adela Annis

Jennifer Archambault

Jennifer Archambault Website: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/j-m-archambault/

Before life as a biologist, I served in the United States Marine Corps. I earned my BS in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences (summa cum laude) from NC State in 2004, and spent over 5 years in environmental consulting.

Monica Armbruster Tel: (907) 474 - 5924

Connor Armstad

David Ausband Tel: (406) 243 - 4329

Erica Badger

Shevon Barnes

Wende Bauer

Elyse Bean, Program Specialist

Elyse Bean Tel: (208) 885 - 6336

Elyse is the Program Specialist for the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. She provides administrative support and budget management for research and cooperative agreements for federal and state contracts. Elyse joined the unit in 2015.

Devon Beck

Sarah Becker

Novik Begay

Jacy Bell

Jessica Bell

Jessica Bell Tel: (515) 294 - 3056

Laura Bell Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Surfing Pushbutton; Middle Channel, Ottawa River

Curtis Belyea Tel: (919) 513 - 7337

Danielle Berger

Catherine Berrick

Krystal Bialas

Kirsten Bixler

Verna Blackhurst Tel: (206) 543 - 6475

Administrator for the WA Unit.

Haley Blackwell

Tracy Borneman banding an American Oystercatcher chick

Tracy Borneman

I grew up in Maryland, attending Salisbury University to pursue my B.S. in Biology, before moving on to other realms of the United States. I traveled frequently throughout the U.S. after completion of my degree, gaining varied experience in biological jobs. An array of wildlife research technician positions led me to pursue my own research as a Master's candidate in the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Biology Department at North Carolina State University.

Ken Boykin

Kenneth Boykin Website: http://fws-case-12.nmsu.edu/kboykin/Default.htm Tel: (575) 646 - 6303

I am an ecologist with the Center for Applied Spatial Ecology associated with the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NMCFWRU) and the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University.

Robert Bramblett

Josh Bridgers

Heidi Briles

Heather Brinson

Joyce Brite

Elliot Broder

Brandon Brooke

Peter Brown

Brittaney Buchannan

Chris Bugbee

Sylvester Burnside

Peyton Burt

Thomas Campbell

Rena Carey

Rena Carey Tel: (207) 581 - 2907

Rena came to the University of Maine, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in May 2006. She started working with the Cooperative Research Unit in December 2008.

Prior to that, Rena worked for 13 years as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper for a quasi-state government agency in Bangor, Maine.

Lori Carlos

Thane Cartsens

Shannon Carvey

Caryl Cashmere Tel: (402) 472 - 0559

Rob Chitwood

Judy Christian

Alyssia Church

Alyssia Church

Shawna Collins

Jack Connelly

Sarah Cortina

Laura Coughlin

Fabian Cromwell

Lisa Cross

Daniel Cushing

David Damsky

Theresa Debarge

Theresa DeBarge

Theresa is the Unit secretary. Theresa is generally the first point of contact for all Unit activities. Theresa's specialties include shopping, fabulous home cooking, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, Mason (a budding ball player) and Noelle.

Isael Del Nodal

Dan Dembkowski

Dan Dembkowski Tel: (715) 346 - 4350

I am a Research Scientist with the Fish Propagation Science Center (FPSC) and WI Cooperative Fishery Research Unit. I’ve earned degrees from Carthage College (B.A.), Mississippi State University (M.S.) studying floodplain ecology and factors that structure fish assemblages in floodplain lakes, and South Dakota State University (Ph.D.) studying predator-prey interactions and factors influencing yellow perch recruitment in glacial lakes.

Cynthia Dennerline Tel: (706) 542 - 5260

Lynn DiGennaro Tel: (406) 994 - 4549

Kristen Dillon

Kristen Dillon

I am a native of New England, but have spent the last 13 years wandering the western US and tend to call the desert southwest my home. I'm an avian ecologist interested in conservation, life history evolution, and behavioral ecology.

Jeff Dimick

Jeff Dimick Tel: (715) 346 - 3868

I am the Laboratory Manager for the Aquatic Biomonitoring Laboratory. My primary professional interests are stream ecology and aquatic macroinvertebrates. I’m a total Wisconsin product and performed my undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. In my spare time I’m involved with youth development, fishing and hunting.

Julianne Dirks

Caleb Dodd

Claire Donahoo

Ronald Dorman

Di Drake Tel: (605) 688 - 6123

Cody Dreier

Dr. C. Ashton Drew

Ashton Drew Tel: (919) 513 - 0506

Autumn Dunn

Brandon Earls

Todd Earnhardt

Jessica East

Jessica is developing a monitor protocol for leased river access points on the Colorado, Brazos, and Guadalupe Rivers to ensure that they are managed sustainably.

Alan Edmondson

Gabriele Engler Tel: (970) 491 - 6942

Tim Fagan

Mary Farber

Leslie Farrar Tel: (707) 826 - 3268

Lindsey Fera

Renee Flasch

Chelsea Forehead

Joshua Fowler Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Andrea Francis

Niki Fuemmeler

Becky Garcia

Becky Garcia

Becky is the unit coordinator for the Texas Unit and started in 2016.

Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner Tel: (207) 581 - 1340

I am a Orono native. I was involved in a wide variety of Maine Coop Unit activities as an undergraduate and graduate student from 2006-2010. Between finishing my MS, focusing on the Sedgeunkedunk Stream dam removal, at UMaine and returning to work here I spent three years in Colorado working for the state native fish conservation unit and a consulting firm.

Mike Gaspar

Wilma Gerena Tel: (402) 472 - 0449

William Gilbert

Caitlyn Gillespie

Andrea Gooden

Katherine Goodine

Katherine Goodine Tel: (207) 581 - 2870

Katherine came to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in October 2012.

William Grand Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Cory Grober

Justin Guider

Olivia Mae Hakanson

 Melony Gay Hale

Melony Hale

2. Administrative Assistant, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Responsible for administrative details of $3.75M annual research program as well as supervision of staff; student activities, personnel, budgets, research work orders, contracts and grants within University, fiscal reports, travel, purchasing, payables, vehicles (State/Federal), website, and other related functions.

Jessie Hall

Garrett Hamilton

Brian Hammond

Phoebe Haney

Adam Hansen

Dillon Hanson

Betty Harris Tel: (931) 372 - 3094

Elizabeth Haynes

Jacob Heatwole

Nicholas Heglar

Claire Helmke

Annice Hill

Christopher Horvath

Lynn Hothan

Kaylan Hubbard

Kaylan Hubbard

Diana Hulbert

Syed Hussain

Alison Iles

Taylor Jackson

Stephen Jane

Jeremy Johnson

Sandra Jimenez

Catherine Johnston

Mark Kaemingk

William Kane

Allison Keever

Chris Kemp

Janice Kerns

Janice Kerns Tel: (715) 346 - 2502

I am a Research Scientist within the Fisheries Analysis Center. I’ve received degrees from the University of Tampa (BS) in Marine Science and Biology, Tennessee Technological University (MS) studying the impacts of bycatch on a commercial paddlefish fishery, and the University of Florida (PhD) studying mortality components within a recreational fishery.

Lisa Keys

Grant Kilcrease

Grant is an undergraduate assistant charged with keeping the Texas Coop Unit vehicles in working order.

Maureen Kinlan

Christopher Kirkpatrick

Leonard Kisto

Ethan Kleekamp

Kevin Kleiner

Joseph Kocik

Hiipoi Kon Tel: (808) 933 - 0706

Addison Krebs

Alana Kurosaki

Gerald Lamolinare

Molly-Jean Langlais-Parker

Amanda Larson

Amanda (Mandi) Larson Tel: (307) 766 - 5495

Mandi joined the Unit in 2004 and is currently the Office Manager. She was born and raised in Cody, WY and moved to Laramie in 1996 to attend the University of Wyoming, where she obtained a B.S. in Anthropology. Mandi’s love for the mountains, wildlife and family kept her in Laramie, where she enjoys being a part of the Coop Unit and all the fantastic research being done.

Tim Lawes

Rhonda Lawing

Shauna sitting in from the the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

Shauna Leavitt Tel: (435) 797 - 7565

Shauna is the Administrative Assistant for the Utah Coop Unit. She earned her BS in Print Journalism at Utah State University in 2006.

Caleb Leikwold

Phillip Lindsey

Anthony Locatelli

Anthony Locatelli

I’m originally from Wisconsin and earned a BS in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Minnesota. I spent a few years working for various entities as a research assistant before I earned a MS in wildlife ecology from Texas A&M University. In my free time I enjoy backpacking, canoeing, birding, and hiking.

Pete Loschl Tel: (541) 737 - 5895

Ryan Lueckenhoff

Baillie Luff

Mike Lunde Tel: (262) 237 - 1469

Recent graduate in fisheries biology from University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Interested in writing, fly fishing, and fisheries sciences contributions.

Sara Lyda with black bear captured in eastern Oklahoma.

Sara Lyda

Donald Lyons

Steven Maichak

Susan Malusa

Lee Margadant

Summer Maughan

Christopher McCafferty

Jessica Mcdaniel

Cheryl McNight<br />Aministrative Support Assistant II

Cheryl McKnight Tel: (405) 744 - 6342

Masi Mejia

Maria Mejia

I am originally from Laredo, Texas. I completed a B.S. in Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources and wrapping up a M.S. in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management from Texas Tech University.

Brandon Melton

Lindsey Messinger Tel: (402) 472 - 7074

Kathryn Mickett Kennedy

Christina Mielke

Sophie Jo Miller

Morgan Millsap

Nadejda Mirochnitchenko

Diane Moler Tel: (479) 575 - 6709

I started work for the University of Arkansas in 1995 in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture. In 2000 I started work for the Arkansas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Wendy Moore

Wendy Moore Tel: (919) 515 - 2631

Brooke Morris Tel: (541) 737 - 1938

Melanie Moss

Melanie Moss

Melanie serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Unit

Joshua Mouser

Jake Mundy

Andrea Musch, Program Assistant

Andrea Musch Tel: (715) 346 - 2178

I am the program assistant for the WI Coop Fish Unit. I received my B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Fisheries Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Domenic Myers

Kaitlyn Nafziger

Eric Nelson

Becky Nestor, Unit Secretary

Becky Nestor Tel: (304) 293 - 3794

Becky has been the secretary at the WV Unit since Sept. 1999.

Andrew Newcomb

Emily Nichols Tel: (334) 844 - 9214

Gregory Nickerson

Joy Noise

Allison Nolker

Sara Ocasio

Lindsay Ohlman

Anastasia Olander

Krishna Pacifici

Jesse Palmer

Donna Parrish

Donna Parrish Tel: (802) 656 - 2693

Donna is the Unit Leader of the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Research Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

Kathy Pearse Tel: (907) 474 - 7661

Adam Peck-Richardson

Courtney Pegus

Mike Perkins

Suzanne Polzkill

Chris Pool

Sara Prado Website: http://saraguitiprado.wordpress.com/ Tel: (919) 513 - 7337

Originally from Montreal, Canada, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to work on my Master's degree in Entomology. Since graduating in August 2012, I've been working on bee surveys in the Caribbean.

Jil Prosciak Tel: (413) 545 - 0398

Betsy Puchala

Judith Ramirez with bat

Judith Ramirez

Maggie Riordan

Pilar Rivera

Sarah Rood Tel: (575) 646 - 6053

Sarah Rothchild

Matthew Rubino Website: http://www.basic.ncsu.edu/ Tel: (919) 513 - 7280

MS Natural Resources - Spatial Information Systems, North Carolina State University
BS Zoology, University of Montana

Jill Rubio

William Rudd

James Rutledge

Gerald Ryschon

Hattie Saloka

Samantha San Francisco Tel: (806) 742 - 2851

Samantha is a technician working with blue suckers in the Rio Grande and Sabine River.

Jim Sanderson

Erik Schoen

Luke Schultz Tel: (715) 346 - 2178

Catherine Schwach

Lindsay Schwarting sampling

Lindsay Schwarting Tel: (225) 578 - 4232

Lindsay joined the LACFWRU in 2011 as a Research Associate in the LaPeyre Lab, which monitors and studies oyster reef ecology in the Gulf. Prior to that, she completed her MS in Natural Resources/Aquatic Ecology at the University of Vermont, with a thesis on the paleolimnology of Lake Champlain food webs. A native of the northeast, Lindsay has studied and worked at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in NY. She enjoys hiking, skiing, canoeing, and all things aquatic in nature.

Jacob Schwoerer

BJ Scovern

BJ Scovern Tel: (814) 865 - 4511

Kristen Sellmer Tel: (530) 859 - 8709

Loreli Sepulveda

Jatta Sheehy

Amy Silvano Tel: (334) 844 - 9295

Tom Skinner

Jeffrey Smith

Joseph Smith

Morgan Smith

Stan Sovern Tel: (509) 852 - 1066

Michael Stein

Stephen Grausgruber

Heather Sterling

Yasuko Suzuki

Dept of NRM Office Supervisor

Terri Symens Tel: (605) 688 - 6122

Nathan Tarr Tel: (919) 513 - 7280

Michelle Tehan

Adam Terando

Robin Theobald Tel: (706) 542 - 1159

Gary Thiede on the Utah State University campus.

Gary Thiede Tel: (435) 770 - 2397

After receiving his BS at UW-Madison and gaining valuable experience at the Center for Limnology, Gary was a research technician at the Aquatic Ecology Lab at The Ohio State University for two years. He then completed his MS thesis research with Dave Beauchamp (when Dave was still at USU) working with lake trout food-web dynamics in Lake Tahoe. He then worked a few years as a research associate in Todd Crowl’s ecology lab at USU before joining the Peace Corps, serving in Zambia, 1997 - 1999. From 2000 – 2001, Gary worked with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Portland, and then on Lake Billy Chinook. In 2001, he joined Phaedra Budy at the UT USGS Coop Unit at USU, and has been a research associate, lab manager, and fisheries biologist in her lab ever since. Gary has enjoyed work and research trips to other countries including Zambia, Spain, Pakistan, and New Zealand, and hopes to continue research in interesting locations worldwide.

Megan Thoemmes

Dennis Thompson

Ron Thompson

Doniven Tincher

Yellowstone

Emily Tracy-Smith Tel: (573) 882 - 2160

Tyler Trump

Keith Turnquist, Molecular Genetics Conservation Lab Manager

Keith Turnquist Tel: (715) 346 - 3873

I have a B.S. in Urban Forestry and a M.S. in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point, and am currently the Lab Manager for the Molecular Conservation Genetics Laboratory at UW-Stevens Point. I am originally from Minnesota, and am an avid sportsman and Beagler.

Kate Tvedt - Administrative Assistant SDCFWRU

Kate Tvedt Tel: (605) 688 - 4785

Kristie Vanderlinde

Cora Varas-Nelson

Cora Varas-Nelson

Dana Varner

Rayma Volkmer

Brody Vorderstrasse

Terri 2013

Terri Waid Tel: (540) 231 - 4934

Carolyn Wakefield

Carolyn is the Administrative Assistant for the SC Unit and handles all of our day-to-day needs. She works closely with Unit Scientist and Students. She studied at Southern Wesleyan University in nearby Central SC.

Leah Walzer

I am a recent graduate from the University of Massachuestts Amherst. I am an aspiring fisheries biologist and marine educator with a B.S. in environmental science, a minor in biology, and certificate in marine and coastal science.

Jonathan Watson

Jonathan Watson Tel: (207) 581 - 1340

The focus of my career has followed a trajectory that is similar to an anadromous fish, moving from the marine environment to freshwater. I first became interested in aquatic ecology and conservation at the College of Charleston in South Carolina where I received a B.S. in Marine Biology. Next, I worked for a stent in the Bering Sea as an Alaskan fisheries observer and then worked two years as a technician with the SC Marine Resources Division. I have recently gravitated towards diadromous fish after working for the Diadromous Fishes section at SCDNR. My current research fits well with my evolving interest in these fishes. When I can find some free time I like to try my hand at outdoor sports, fishing, hunting, and hiking, although my interest in many things prohibits my excellence in any of them.

James Wehbie

Dylan Whitaker

Angela White

Joanna Whittier Tel: (573) 884 - 7553

Jarett Wiemers

Mugshot

Steve Williams Tel: (919) 513 - 7413

BS Fish and Wildlife Science, 1989, NCSU
MS Zoology, 1996, NCSU

Michael Winkler

Jill Wussow

Jill Wussow

I grew up in the Nashville, TN area and earned a BS in Environmental Studies from Brevard College. I've lived and worked all over and generally don't spend much time in one place. I'm primarily interested in behavioral ecology and conservation and have worked on a variety of projects with willow flycatchers, golden-cheeked warblers, black-capped, vireos, bats, sea turtles and shorebirds, etc.

Anthony Yates

Jon Yates

Suzanne Yocom

Isaac Young

Yvan Satge with an adult Brown pelican, Shamrock Island, TX

Yvan Satgé Tel: (864) 656 - 5334

After completing his Master's degree in Agro-Ecology and Environmental Science at the French Ecole Nationale Agronomique de Toulouse, Yvan worked as a field biologist in seabird conservation for several years, in Europe and the USA. He is currently a Research Specialist at the SC Coop Unit, working on the spatial ecology of seabirds of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Allison Zach Tel: (402) 472 - 3133

Steve Zimpfer

Matthew Zink

Students and Post Docs

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 115

Masters Students: 277

Phd Students: 161

Post Docs: 65

University Staff: 277

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 617

Scientific Publications: 1902

Presentations: 4293

 

Contact Us

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Reston, VA 20192 Phone: (703) 648 - 4260 Fax: (703) 648 - 4269 Our University Web Site

Chief

John Organ
CRU Chief John Organ processing a Canada lynx kitten during a long term research collaboration between the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

John F. Organ is the Chief of the U.S.G.S. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units. He was Chief of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration for the Northeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 2005 to 2014, and worked in the FWS’s Ecological Services and National Wildlife Refuge programs during his 35 year career. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Wildlife Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Michigan State University, and Andres Bello University in Santiago, Chile. He is a certified Wildlife Biologist and Past President and Fellow of The Wildlife Society. He is also a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club and a Senior Specialist in the Fulbright Scholar Program. He is a member of the IUCN Otter Specialist and Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Groups, and an instructor and Advisory Board member of the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program. He is also a consultant to the Peru Forest Sector Initiative where he is assisting the Peruvian government in training biologists and developing wildlife regulations. He advises M.S. and Ph.D. students studying carnivores and human dimensions in Africa, Canada, Chile, and the U.S. and teaches graduate courses in Wildlife Management and Conservation and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation.

Links

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. U.S. Geological Survey - Ecosystems
  3. U.S. Department of the Interior

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