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

Courses Taught

  • 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)
  • Dam Removal Practicum (Allison Roy, 2017)
  • Aquatic Ecology (Allison Roy 2016)
  • Dam Removal Practicum (Allison Roy, 2016)
  • Research Concepts (Allison Roy 2015)
  • Research Concepts Course covers the history and philosophy of science, setting up research questions and hypotheses, basic research concepts and study design, and proposal development, writing, and presentation. (Stephen DeStefano, Allison Roy 2014)
  • Aquatic Ecology (Allison Roy 2014)
  • Conservation in Practice Human dimensions of wildlife and natural resources conservation, including lectures, discussions, and graduate student case studies. (Stephen DeStefano, John Organ 2013)
  • Research Concepts (Allison Roy 2013)
  • Research Concepts (Allison Roy, Stephen DeStefano 2012)
  • Research Concepts Course covers the history and philosophy of science, setting up research questions and hypotheses, basic research concepts and study design, and proposal development, writing, and presentation. (Stephen DeStefano 2011)
  • Wildlife Conservation and Management This course is taught at Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile to Ph.D. students in Conservation Medicine. The course covers principles and techniques of wildlife conservation. (John Organ, Stephen DeStefano 2011)
  • Research Concepts Introduction to the research process in the natural resources and environmental conservation sciences. Course will focus on research philosophy, concepts, and design, but will progress through the entire research cycle, from development of hypotheses, questions, and proposals, to grants and budgeting, to delivery of research products. This course also serves as an orientation to your department and your graduate program, and an introduction to your fellow graduate students in the Department of Environmental Conservation. (Stephen DeStefano 2010)
  • Research Concepts Introduction to the research process in the natural resources and environmental conservation sciences. Course will focus on research philosophy, concepts, and design, but will progress through the entire research cycle, from development of hypotheses, questions, and proposals, to grants and budgeting, to delivery of research products. This course also serves as an orientation to your department and your graduate program, and an introduction to your fellow graduate students in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation. (Stephen DeStefano 2009)
  • Applied Biostatistics for Natural Resources (Paul Sievert 2014)
  • Biostatistics Journal Club (Paul Sievert 2006)
  • Research Concepts (Stephen DeStefano 2005)
  • Research Concepts (Stephen DeStefano 2005)
  • Suburban Wildlife Ecology (Stephen DeStefano 2001)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 64

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 135

 

Featured Student

Matt Devine
PhD
Rod & Reel sampling in the Teton River Canyon, Idaho

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