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West Virginia Technical Assistance

  • Pat MazikAssisted with National Hunting and Fishing Day (September 2015 - September 2015)
  • Petra Woodplanning for and development of an avian habitat management workshop (June 2015 - October 2015)
  • Pat MazikAssisted with National Hunting and Fishing Day in the Fish ID booth.... (September 2014 - September 2014)
  • Petra Wooddevelopment and review of screening and ranking documents for cerulean warbler habitat management (September 2014 - Present)
  • Pat MazikAssisted with National Hunting and Fishing Day in the Fish ID booth (September 2013 - September 2013)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2013 - September 2013)
  • Petra Woodreviewed 5 manuscripts for 5 different scientific journals; 4 documents for colleagues; and 2 proposals for agencies (October 2012 - September 2013)
  • Petra WoodHosted the annual technical committee meeting of the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture (August 2012 - August 2012)
  • Pat MazikJudged the International Science and Engineering Fair in the Animal Sciences Dvision (May 2012 - May 2012)
  • Pat MazikWVU chpts of TWS and AFS hosted a Student Colloquium at NEAFWA in Charleston, WV. I was the primary faculty advisor. The WVDNR supported and requested this Colloquium to be attached to NEAFWA. (April 2012 - April 2012)
  • Petra Woodreviewed 6 manuscripts for 6 different scientific journals (October 2011 - September 2012)
  • Petra Woodreviewed the Golden-winged Warbler Conservation Plan, a GWWA habitat management guide, and the GWWA status assessment (October 2011 - September 2012)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2011 - September 2011)
  • Petra Woodpresented research results on effects of mining on avian populations in a webinar to National Audubon Society staff and researchers; provided additional information in subsequent phone calls and emails relative to mining and marcellus shale development (July 2011 - May 2012)
  • Pat MazikMet with WVDNR and USGS biologists to assess potential effects of supersaturation of oxygen on fish kills (May 2011 - Present)
  • Petra Woodterrestrial impacts of mountaintop mining (February 2011 - February 2011)
  • Pat MazikChair of student affairs committee for NE Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies meeting. Hosted by WVDNR. We had a workshop, student/mentor lunch and shortcourses. (October 2010 - April 2012)
  • Pat MazikHave worked with over 20 graduate and undergraduate students on cover letters, resumes and job applications (October 2010 - September 2011)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2009 - September 2009)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2008 - September 2008)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2007 - August 2007)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2006 - August 2006)
  • Petra WoodWorked with FWS biologists and other members of the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group steering committee to develop draft conservation action plan for ceruleans and to set-up a working meeting (29-30 Mar 2006) with coal and timber industry to discuss cerulean conservation. Jan-Mar 2006 (March 2006 - April 2006)
  • Petra WoodAug 17-18, 2004. Charleston, WV. Participated in selenium integrated project workshop to develop priority research needs and mechanisms to accomplish this research. (August 2005 - August 2005)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee (August 2005 - August 2005)
  • Stuart WelshAssisted the Wildlife Diversity Program (WDP) of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR)with development of the fish section of the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) (July 2005 - July 2005)
  • Petra WoodParticipated in the Appalachian Interagency Workshop, May 9-11, 2005 Herndon, VA (May 2005 - May 2005)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, compiled technical reports, and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board (June 2004 - June 2004)
  • Petra Woodmet with FWS biologists in a workshop to discuss a central Appalachian conservation initiative and to present data from studies on cerulean warblers (June 2004 - June 2004)
  • Petra WoodProvided data from our studies to the USFS Fernow Experimental Forest for use in their EIS and to Monongahela National Forest for use in their forest plan revision. (January 2004 - January 2004)
  • Petra Woodprovided cerulean warbler data to USFWS and to USFS for their status reviews and to Cornell Univ for the Cerulean Warbler Atlas Project, 2001 and 2003 (December 2003 - December 2003)
  • Petra Woodconsulted with USGS staff member re mountaintop mining EIS (December 2003 - December 2003)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, compiled technical reports, and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board (June 2003 - June 2003)
  • Petra WoodCerulean warbler workshop that brought together 65 researchers and managers from the breeding and wintering range of the cerulean warbler. This workshop, planned and implemented by the CWTG steering committee, developed a broad-based, pro-active strategy for cerulean warbler conservation. The Breeding Season Research Group, of which I am a member, developed a research design for a range-wide study that addressed the majority of the research needs identified by the CWTG. We are now implementing that study. (December 2002 - December 2002)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, compiled technical reports, and presented information to the ASMFC Striped Bass Management Board (June 2002 - June 2002)
  • Petra WoodParticipated in a cerulean warbler summit to identify threats, research gaps, conservation needs. We established the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group (CWTG); I was appointed to the steering committee of this group. (June 2001 - June 2001)
  • Petra WoodParticipated in cerulean warbler summit to identify threats, research gaps, conservation needs. We established the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group (CWTG); I was appointed to the coordinating committee of this group. (June 2001 - June 2001)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, attended committee meetings, and contributed to technical reports (June 2001 - June 2001)
  • Stuart WelshI analyzed striped bass tagging data for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, attended committee meetings, and contributed to technical reports (June 2000 - June 2000)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 13

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 115

 

Contact Us

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Morgantown, WV 26506-6125 Phone: (304) 293 - 3794 Fax: (304) 293 - 4826

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute