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Courses Taught

  • Analysis of Populations The class will focus on analyzing mark-recapture data to determine population size, survival, occupancy, dispersal, recruitment, site fidelity, cost of breeding, nest success, etc. We will be using Program MARK for computation. The first part of the class will be on estimating survival using Cormack-Jolly-Seber with emphasis on model selection, checking goodness of fit, and linear models. The topics for the remainder of the class will depend on student interest and needs. The class will use small data sets to understand and practice the determination of vital rates from the different models for mark-recapture. (Bob Klaver 2014)
  • Conservation by Proxy Reading and Discussing Tim Caro's book Conservation by Proxy (Bob Klaver 2014)
  • Analysis of Resource Selection (Bob Klaver 2013)
  • Extended Field Trip - Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Bob Klaver 2013)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2013)
  • Fisheries Science (Clay Pierce 2013)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2011)
  • Fisheries Science (Clay Pierce 2011)
  • Population Analysis of Animals Using Mark-Recapture Techniques (Bob Klaver 2009)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2009)
  • Fisheries Science (Clay Pierce 2009)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2007)
  • Fisheries Science (Clay Pierce 2007)
  • Population Analysis of Animals Using Mark-Recapture Techniques (Bob Klaver 2006)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2006)
  • Fisheries Science (Clay Pierce 2005)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2004)
  • Fish Ecology (Clay Pierce 2002)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2002)
  • Ecosystem Management (Bob Klaver 2000)
  • Fish Ecology (Clay Pierce 2000)
  • Stream Ecology (Clay Pierce 2000)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 39

Presentations: 58


Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  2. Iowa State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute