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New York Unit student Mike Wegan, with anesthetized adult black bear captured as part of collaborative eff ort with the U.S. Army’s Fort Drum Military Installation in northern New York and New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation to assess population size, movements, and foraging habitats of bears

The Cooperative Research Units Program conducts research on a wide range of disciplines related to fish, wildlife, and natural resource management. Our 40 Units collectively conduct research on virtually every type of North American ecological community. Most research projects are carried out by graduate students participating with and/or under the direction of unit or other university scientists. Collectively, the Units typically have more than 1,000 research projects under way and generate 250-300 scientific publications annually.

Unit research may be of local, regional, national, or international interest. The research programs conducted by units are approved as directed by the Coordinating Committee overseeing each unit.

Check out our current and completed research projects by clicking a link below. You can also find a complete list of publications by clicking on the Publications link on the main menu.

Active Projects

Completed Projects

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Lamb, J.S.*, D.J. Newstead, L.M. Koczur, B.M. Ballard, C.M. Green, P.G.R. Jodice. In Press. A bridge between oceans: Overland migration of marine birds in a wind energy corridor. Journal Avian Biology
  • Engman, A.C., J.R. Fischer, T.J. Kwak, and M.J. Walter. 2017. Diurnal feeding behavior of the American Eel Anguilla rostrata. Food Webs 13: 27-29.
  • Fencl, J., M. Mather, J. Smith, and S. Hitchman. 2017. The blind men and the elephant examine biodiversity at low-head dams: are we all dealing with the same dam reality? Ecosphere 8 (1): 1-17; DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1973; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1973/full
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Technical Publications

  • Bonar, S. A. 2017. A Tip for Those Rough Holiday Conversations About Protecting Our Environment. AFS Newsletter. | Download |
  • Stephenson, P. 2017. Pollinator communities on native emergent wetlands, managed emergent wetlands, and adjacent croplands in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Arkansas. SARE final report | Download |
  • Duarte, A. and J.T. Peterson. 2017 Fitting N-mixture models to count data with unexplained heterogeneity: bias, diagnostics, and alternative approaches. Task Completion Report to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, 24 July 2017, 80 pp.
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Theses and Dissertations

  • Kurnianto, S. 2017. The Eco-hydrology Associated with the Land Cover Changes in Tropical Peatlands. PhD Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis.
  • Devine, M.T. 2017. Juvenile river herring in freshwater lakes: Sampling approaches for evaluating growth and survival. MS Thesis. University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Weaver 2017. Ph.D. Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) as a functional link between marine and freshwater ecosystems. University of Maine, Orono. 147pp.
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Projects by Agency

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Featured Project

Each pregnant collared moose is visited in July and late August each year to determine the number of calves-at-heel Collared moose

Links

  1. AFS Journals
  2. TWS Publications

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