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

Ecology class at South Dakota State University

Courses Taught

  • Dam Removal Practicum (Allison Roy, 2018)
  • Research Concepts (Allison Roy 2017)
  • Research Concepts A required coarse for all new MS students (optional for PhDs) to introduce them to concepts, approaches, techniques, and methodology involved in scientific research. All students prepare their first written draft of their graduate research proposal and present their proposal to the department in a conference-like setting at the end of the semester. (Stephen DeStefano 2016)
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Training Offered

  • Introduction to Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management. (Stephen DeStefano, John Organ, July 2015)
  • One day workshop and site vist on browse sampling and experimental exclosures to state agency personnel. (Stephen DeStefano, Dave Wattles, Edward Faison April 2012)
  • Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Conservation and Management, Andres Bello University, Santiago, Chile -- Ph.D. students in Conservation Medicine from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Guatemala and professionals from 3 conservation agencies in Chile (Stephen DeStefano, John Organ December 2011)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 69

Scientific Publications: 35

Presentations: 140


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