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Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The North American beaver is a species that is common throughout much of Massachusetts and is a link between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

The Cooperative Research Unit Program (CRUP) began in the 1930s. For much of its history the CRUP was part of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service until the 1990s, when CRUP joined the U. S. Geological Survey. The Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit was one of the early Units, established in 1948. In 1963, the Fish Unit was formed, and in 1990 the two were combined into the Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. There are currently about 40 Units across the country.

The Massachusetts Unit is partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wildlife Management Institute.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 47

Scientific Publications: 25

Presentations: 117

 

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute