Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Ecology class at South Dakota State University

As faculty members in the Division of Biology, the Unit Leader and Assistant Unit Leader teach graduate courses in their specialty areas, conduct research and graduate student training, advise graduate students, and serve on university and governmental committees as needed. The Unit staff welcomes suggestions for cooperative research projects and opportunities to team teach courses. Please contact one of the faculty or staff to discuss collaborative efforts.

Courses Taught

  • Wildlife Conservation An introduction to the ecological and management principles associated with the fields of fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology. Topics include population ecology and assessment, resource management, and environmental legislation (Dave Haukos 2017)
  • Professional Skills Basic skills needed to be a successful scientist (Martha Mather 2017)
  • Habitat Ecology and Management (Dave Haukos 2016)
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Training Offered

  • “Professional Social Media and Communications”, Manhattan, KS, (Organizers and Participants: Ryland Taylor, Martha Mather), April 2017 (Martha Mather, Ryland Taylor April 2017)
  • Organizer, Fragstats workshop, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS. Approximately 25 researchers from the state of Kansas and Kansas State University signed up for a 2-day workshop to learn about these landscape scale ecological tools, 2015
    (Martha Mather January 2015)
  • Species Distribution Modeling Workshop; Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS; 2012 , 2016

    Approximately 25 researchers from the state of Kansas and Kansas State University met for a 1-day workshop to learn about species distribution models.

    I organized the logistics.

    October 19, 2013
    (Martha Mather October 2016)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 219

 

Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
  2. Kansas State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute