Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Adaptive management framework for Nebraska Natural Legacy Plan.


January 2010 - December 2014


The primary objectives of this project are to develop theoretical and empirical techniques that facilitate the integration of research and monitoring into the management of non-game species, including consideration of the complex trade-offs between social, economic, and biological factors that may facilitate and constrain effective wildlife management. The research project will include a synthesis of literature to identify effective techniques and synthesize approaches in the region, as well as an opportunity to work with area wildlife managers from Nebraska Game and Park Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy and others to test these techniques in the field within an adaptive management framework. Ultimately, the project will develop research projects within these guidelines on topics identified as priorities by natural resource mangers within the state of Nebraska. The project will develop and integrate monitoring and adaptive management into the implementation of state wildlife action plans.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • Craig AllenCo-Principal Investigator
  • Kent FrickeStudent
  • Joseph FontaineCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey