Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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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

  • Brauer, T. A., D. T. Rhea, J. D. Walrath, and M. C. Quist. 2018. Efficacy of using data from angler-caught Burbot to estimate population rate functions. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:346-354.
  • Brewer, SK, TA Worthington, R Mollenhauer, DR Stewart, RA McManamay, L Guertault, and D Williams. 2018. Synthesizing models useful for ecohydrology and ecohydraulic approaches: An emphasis on integrating models to address complex research questions. Ecohydrology
  • Mollenhauer, R, D. Logue, and S.K. Brewer. 2018. Quantifying seining detection probability for small-bodied fishes of Great Plains sand-bed rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
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Technical Publications

  • Rees, A. F. and R. R. Carthy. 2018. The Second Annual Workshop on the Use of UAVs in Sea Turtle Research and Conservation at the 38th International Sea Turtle Symposium: 19 Feb 2018. Marine Turtle Newsletter. | Download |
  • Dillard, J.G., A. Rosenberger, and E. Tracy-Smith. In Press. Still Hooked: Our First 50 Years. Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, ISBN 978-1-61600-518-4. | Download |
  • Bonar, S. A. 2017. A Tip for Those Rough Holiday Conversations About Protecting Our Environment. AFS Newsletter. | Download |
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Theses and Dissertations

  • Barber, Betsy. 2018. Ph.D. Marine nutrient cycling in the St.Croix River, Maine. University of Maine. pp 234. May 2018 Download
  • Alexander, Justin. 2017. Determining the effects of thermal increases on stream fishes of the Ouachita Mountain ecoregion. MS Thesis, Oklahoma State University.
  • Dattilo, John. 2017. Relationships between hydrology and the production of fishes occupying both river and reservoir environments. MS Thesis, Oklahoma State University
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Projects by Agency

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 161

Post Docs: 57

University Staff: 251

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 693

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4282

 

Featured Project

Headwaters stream Klamath River

Links

  1. AFS Journals
  2. TWS Publications

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