Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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History of the Alabama Unit

Unit Building 1939

The Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit was established on the Auburn University campus in 1936. Among the first ten Units, it was established to conduct wildlife research and promote the education of wildlife professionals for the southeastern region, Alabama, Georgia, northern Florida and eastern Mississippi. The Alabama Cooperative Fisheries Unit was established at Auburn in 1966 with a similar role. The Units were combined in 1984 to form the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 29

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 29

Presentations: 83


Past Assistant Unit Leaders

  1. Conor McGowan
    2010 - 2017
  2. Mike Mitchell
    1999 - 2005
  3. Dan Speake
    1985 - 1995

Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 
  2. Auburn University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute