Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


The Cooperative Research Units were created to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research among natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. The Colorado Unit combined Wildlife (established 1947) and Fish (established 1949) in 1984 as one of 40 units in 38 states nationwide (See Map).

Colorado’s partnership is with the U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado State University, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Management Institute.

Research at the Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is focused on research that involves graduate education and technical assistance to our Cooperators to understand and manage fish and wildlife resources in Colorado. General areas of emphasis include aquatic ecology and fish biology, population and community modeling, the analysis of animal movement and spatio-temporal ecological processes, and disease ecology and epidemiology.

We invite you to explore our website further and check out our research projects, meet our students, and review exciting, new research findings.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 81

Presentations: 85

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute