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Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

As part of our mission, each of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit scientists routinely provides technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, GIS mapping, workshops, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues.

Examples of technical assistance recently provided to state, federal and university cooperators are provided below.

Technical Assistance

  • Craig PaukertInvited member, Scoping Document, assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment). Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (February 2020 - Present)
  • Kevin PopeCo-developed and co-instructed an 8-hour workshop entitled "Creel Surveys: Designing Complex Solutions to Simple Questions" that was sponsored by Catfish 2020 (February 2020 - February 2020)
  • Sarah ConverseFacilitation of Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Population Analysis and Monitoring Information Session, Alaska Marine Science Symposium (January 2020 - January 2020)
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Professional Service

  • Abby PowellOregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife: provided a review for promotion to Full Professor for a faculty member/Cooperative Research Unit Assistant Leader (October 2019 - October 2019)
  • Abby PowellStudent Presentation Award Committee, 2019 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Conference (October 2019 - October 2019)
  • Abby PowellUniversity of Maine, School of Biology and Ecology: Provided review for promotion to Full Professor for a faculty member (October 2019 - October 2019)
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University Service

  • Brian IrwinChair, Warnell Aquatic Ecosystem Health Faculty Search Committee (October 2019 - February 2020)
  • Alexander ZaleMember, Attending Veterinarian and Animal Resources Center Director Search Committee, Montana State University (August 2019 - November 2019)
  • Angela FullerProposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Funds (May 2019 - May 2019)
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Outreach Activities

  1. Sarah Converse Labs Unlocked event at University of Washington, featuring UW College of the Environment work in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia. Our team provided a 30-minute talk and activities to approximately 75 attendees (January 2020 - January 2020)
  2. Brett Degregorio Short article in local news outlet about one of my projects on Fort Stewart, GA. Features my technician Nick Schiltz and co-PI J.D. Willson (November 2019 - November 2019)
  3. Clay Pierce Interviewed by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Science News Service for article on restoring multipurpose oxbows for improving water quality and habitat for an endangered species. Published online and sent to regional and national news outlets. (November 2019 - November 2019)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 94

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 237

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 669

Scientific Publications: 1900

Presentations: 4080


Featured Assistance

Female alligator at Yawkey Wildlife Reserve, South Carolina Abby Lawson

Contact Us

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Reston, VA 20192 Phone: (703) 648 - 4260 Fax: (703) 648 - 4269 Our University Web Site


  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey