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West_Virginia Education Activities

Training Offered

  • Worked with state, federal, and ngo biologists to develop and present at workshop on using forest management for early successional and mature forest species. (Petra Wood October 2015)
  • Workshop on getting into graduate school and how to prepare for a job (Pat Mazik February 2013)
  • Seminar for students at NEAFWA 2012 mtg. Workshop was invited on the best strategy to get a job... (Pat Mazik April 2012)
  • The Coop Unit co-hosted an R Short course with Dr. George Merovich for WVDNR employees. It was a two day couse on the free statistical program R (Pat Mazik March 2012)
  • Fish identification training for US. Forest Service Biologists, Monongahela National Forest, Elkins, WV (Stuart Welsh May 2010)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2008)
  • Fish Identification course at NCTC for the US EPA (Stuart Welsh May 2008)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2007)
  • Fish identification workshop: taxonomy and identification of the suckers (catostomidae); conducted at the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Meeting, Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV, 5 April 2007 (Stuart Welsh April 2007)
  • Fish identification workshop: taxonomy and identification of the suckers (catostomidae); conducted at the West Virginia Chapter American Fisheries Society meeting, Morgantown, WV, 9 March 2007 (Stuart Welsh March 2007)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh January 2007)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2006)
  • Fish identification workshop: taxonomy and identification of the minnows (cyprinidae); conducted at the Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists Meeting, Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV, 22 March 2006 (Stuart Welsh March 2006)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh August 2005)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh May 2005)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Stuart Welsh May 2005)
  • Fish identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh April 2005)
  • Workshop on the identification of darters (Stuart Welsh February 2005)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh May 2004)
  • Powerpoint workshop (Pat Mazik August 2003)
  • Beginning powerpoint (Pat Mazik January 2003)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh November 2003)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh September 2003)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh March 2003)
  • Beginning powerpoint (Stuart Welsh January 2003)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh September 2002)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Stuart Welsh May 2002)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh April 2002)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh December 2001)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Stuart Welsh November 2001)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh July 2001)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh March 2001)
  • Fish Identification course at National Conservation Training Center (Stuart Welsh September 2000)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh September 2000)
  • Electrofishing safety (Stuart Welsh June 2000)
  • Workshop on resumes and cover letters for WVU chpt of AFS (Pat Mazik September 2011)
  • Workshop on resumes and cover letters for WVU chpt of TWS (Pat Mazik September 2011)
  • Workshop on resumes and cover letters for SEAFWA (Pat Mazik October 2010)
  • Workshop on career choices: strategy of job hunting at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik November 2009)
  • Workshop on jobs in natural resources at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik October 2008)
  • Workshop on how to get into graduate school at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik October 2007)
  • Workshop on cover letters and resume at SEAFWA (Pat Mazik November 2006)
 

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

 

Featured Student

Dustin Smith
PhD
Dustin Smith with Cheat Lake walleye

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