Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
Home | Intranet | Digital Measures | Help

North Carolina Education Activities

A field crew trains with King Rail expert prior to field season.

North Carolina Unit scientists offer educational instruction in multiple forms. They instruct university graduate-level courses in their topical areas of expertise; they advise graduate students in their thesis and dissertation research; and they conduct and organize professional workshops and symposia on special topics.

Courses Taught

  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2015)
  • Decision Analysis for Conservation and Management of Natural Resources Conservation and natural resource management decisions are complex. Often, decision-makers must select from among multiple possible decisions in the face of limited data and uncertain outcomes. This course will introduce students to a structured approach to break down complex decisions into manageable units, model predicted outcomes of alternative decisions, and monitor observed outcomes as part of an adaptive management process. (Jaime Collazo, Krishna Pacifici 2014)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Thomas Kwak, Jesse Fischer 2014)
  • See All ...

Training Offered


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 8

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 26

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 93

Presentations: 190


Featured Student

Joshua Raabe
Post Doc
Joshua Raabe with a roughly 50 pound flathead catfish captured in a fish weir on the Little River, NC

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute