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Peter Brown

Research Publications

  • Brown, P. J., J. L. Ard, and A. V. Zale. 2012. Transverse mixing of simulated piscicides in small montane streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:353-356. Abstract | 
  • Brown, P. J., and A. V. Zale. 2012. Rotenone persistence model for montane streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:560-569. Abstract | 
  • Brown, P. J., H. Johnson, and A. V. Zale. 2011. Effect of rainbow trout size on response to rotenone and antimycin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:1146-1152. Abstract | 
  • Brown, P.J., and M.A.Bozek. 2010. Habitat selection and abundance of young-of-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in north temperate lakes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 1247-1260.
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  • Brown, P.J., and M.A. Bozek. 2010. Anomalous spawning of smallmouth bass in Nebish Lake, Wisconsin: implications for early spawning and over-winter survival hypotheses. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25: 169-177.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4235


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


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.


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

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey