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


Courses Taught

  • Management of Impounded River Basins (Leandro Miranda 2018)
  • Advanced Fisheries Science (Leandro Miranda 2017)
  • Conservation Biology Familiarize students with theory and paradigms of conservation biology. Course topics include evolutionary and biogeographic processes in conservation, speciation and extinction processes, metapopulation dynamics, population isolation and fragmentation. Management tools to diagnose population declines and techniques to mitigate biodiversity losses. Conservation case studies in developed and developing countries. (Francisco Vilella 2017)
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Training Offered

  • Use of mist nets and bird banding. 2007 Wildlife and Fisheries Youth Summer Camp. Blackjack Log Cabin, Mississippi State University. (Francisco Vilella July 2008)
  • Ecology and management of coastal wetlands in Puerto Rico (Francisco Vilella October 2006)
  • Use of distance sampling for estimating raptor populations. Workshop offered to participants of the Neotropical Raptor Congress, 11-14 June, 2006. Iguaz+� National Park, Argentina. (Francisco Vilella June 2006)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 63

Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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