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Night dive on the Great Barrier Reef

Dawn Childs Headquarters Staff

I studied at Virginia Tech at the Blacksburg and Falls Church, Virginia campuses. I joined the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area in December 2012 and transitioned to the Cooperative Research Units Program in 2016. I enjoy spending time on a barrier island in North Carolina.

Shana Coulby Administrative Officer Tel: (703) 648 - 4361

I started with CRU as a student in the summer of 2002. After graduating from James Madison University I took other positions within USGS until finally coming "home" to CRU in February 2010. In my free time I love being outside and spending time with my husband, 2 daughters, and our dog.

Brenda Croston Administrative Specialist Tel: (703) 648 - 4263

I have been working with Cooperative Research Units since April 1998 and started with the USGS in August 1988. I like spending time with my husband and 2 dogs.

Don Dennerline, CRU Biologist holding a smallmouth bass caught from the Potomac River, VA.

Don Dennerline Biologist Tel: (706) 705 - 6042

I've been a biologist with the Cooperative Research Units National Headquarters office since January 2000. Prior to this position, I was a research coordinator at the Georgia Coop Unit, a research biologist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a research biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Hippos

Derek Geary Administrative Program Specialist Tel: (703) 648 - 4380

I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the spring of 2012 with a BS degree in Business Management and Marketing. Soon after graduation I became part of the Coop HQ Unit in July of 2012. I enjoy travel, any outdoor activities, and sports.

Barry Grand Supervisor Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Missy Thode Program Analyst Tel: (703) 648 - 4265

JT

John Thompson Chief Tel: (703) 648 - 4262

I have been acting Chief of the CRU since January 2019. I joined the CRU in September 2014. Prior positions included Research Grade Evaluation Coordinator for USGS, the Director of Research for a research foundation, and Wildlife Research Biologist. I have a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Wildlife Science from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY/Syracuse.

Duckdog Photography photo

Mike Tome Supervisor Tel: (301) 834 - 8054

I grew up roaming the fields, forests and marshes of northwestern Pennsylvania and its there that I developed a strong interest in waterfowl. I earned my BS in Forest Science at Penn State University, a MS in Wildlife Ecology at University of Maine, and a Ph. D. in Natural Resource Management at The University of Michigan. My working career began in 1986 at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center where I investigated the impacts of contaminants on waterfowl in Chesapeake Bay and the impacts of pesticides on waterfowl and wetlands in North Dakota and Minnesota. From 1991 to 1994 I was the Migratory Bird Specialist for the North American Waterfowl Management Plan Office in Arlington, VA. I joined the Coop Unit Program in 1994 as a Unit Supervisor, a position that I currently occupy. In my spare time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and training my Labrador retriever.

Kevin Whalen Supervisor Tel: (703) 269 - 7711

University Staff

Steven Ackers Tel: (541) 822 - 3359

Amanda Ackiss

Amanda Ackiss Website: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amanda_Ackiss Tel: (715) 346 - 3873

I am a research scientist in the Larson Lab studying the genetics of inland and Great Lakes Cisco. My previous research focused on genetic patterns in Southeast Asian fisheries.

Jacob Adams

Brandon Aday

FLCFWRU Administrator

LACFWRU Administrator

Danielle Aguilar

Catlin Ames

Working on response of sturgeon to the Veazie and Great Works Dam removals with Joe Zydlewski serving on his graduate committee.

Brooke Amon Tel: (541) 737 - 1938

Tina Anderson Tel: (406) 243 - 4388

Yashica Anderson

L. Steven Andrews

Paul Angermeier

Paul Angermeier Website: http://fishwild.vt.edu/faculty/angermeier.htm

Liza Anselmi de Fromm Tel: (806) 834 - 4243

Jennifer Archambault

Jennifer Archambault Website: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/j-m-archambault/

Before life as a biologist, I served in the United States Marine Corps. I earned my BS in Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences (summa cum laude) from NC State in 2004, and spent over 5 years in environmental consulting.

Skyler Arent

Monica Armbruster Tel: (907) 474 - 5924

Fiscal Professional: Grants and contracts management; state coordination.

Connor Armstad

Tyler Arnold

Erica Badger

Guillermo Barillas

Shevon Barnes

Wende Bauer

Devon Beck

Novik Begay

Jacy Bell

Laura Bell Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Surfing Pushbutton; Middle Channel, Ottawa River

Curtis Belyea Tel: (919) 513 - 7337

Kirsten Bixler

Making Friends in Alaska

Verna Blackhurst Tel: (206) 543 - 6475

Unit Administrator

Tracy Borneman banding an American Oystercatcher chick

Tracy Borneman

I grew up in Maryland, attending Salisbury University to pursue my B.S. in Biology, before moving on to other realms of the United States. I traveled frequently throughout the U.S. after completion of my degree, gaining varied experience in biological jobs. An array of wildlife research technician positions led me to pursue my own research as a Master's candidate in the North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Biology Department at North Carolina State University.

Ken Boykin

Kenneth Boykin Website: http://case.nmsu.edu/kboykin/ Tel: (575) 646 - 6303

I am an ecologist with the Center for Applied Spatial Ecology associated with the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NMCFWRU) and the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology at New Mexico State University.

Robert Bramblett

Josh Bridgers

Heidi Briles

Brandon Brooke

Peter Brown

Kristi Buhler

Lisa Burnett

Lisa Burnett Tel: (352) 392 - 1861

Sylvester Burnside

Brenna Byler at Omicron Delta Kappa National Conference 2014

Brenna Byler Tel: (864) 656 - 0168

Melody Campbell

Michael Campbell

Rena Carey

Rena Carey Tel: (207) 581 - 2907

Rena came to the University of Maine, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in May 2006. She started working with the Cooperative Research Unit in December 2008.

Prior to that, Rena worked for 13 years as the Office Manager/Bookkeeper for a quasi-state government agency in Bangor, Maine.

Shannon Carvey

Caryl Cashmere Tel: (402) 472 - 0559

Rob Chitwood

Judy Christian

Alexandra Clark

Shawna Collins

Installing a fyke net in a stream.

Giancarlo Coppola

I am a research scientist studying population dynamics and demographics of walleye and warmwater fishes when subjected to community manipulations in natural lakes of northern Wisconsin.

Sarah Cortina

Laura Coughlin

Fabian Cromwell

Daniel Cushing

Theresa Debarge

Theresa DeBarge

Theresa is the Unit Administrative Assistant. Theresa is generally the first point of contact for all Unit activities. Theresa's specialties include shopping, home cooking, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, Mason, Noelle and Jacob.

Dan Dembkowski with a sturgeon

Dan Dembkowski Tel: (715) 346 - 4350

I am a Research Scientist with the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit and serve as co-director of the Fisheries Analysis Center. I’ve earned degrees from Carthage College (B.A., 2009), Mississippi State University (M.S., 2011) studying factors that structure fish assemblages in floodplain lakes, and South Dakota State University (Ph.D., 2014) studying yellow perch recruitment and interactions between yellow perch and smallmouth bass.

Cynthia Dennerline Tel: (706) 542 - 5260

Jesse DeVoe

Logan Dietrich

Lynn DiGennaro Tel: (406) 994 - 4549

Cody Dillingham

Jeff Dimick

Jeff Dimick Tel: (715) 346 - 3868

I am the Laboratory Manager for the Aquatic Biomonitoring Laboratory. My primary professional interests are stream ecology and aquatic macroinvertebrates. I’m a total Wisconsin product and performed my undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. In my spare time I’m involved with youth development, fishing and hunting.

Julianne Dirks

Caleb Dodd

Ryeland Doolittle

Ronald Dorman

Tara Dreher

Dr. C. Ashton Drew

Ashton Drew Tel: (919) 513 - 0506

Samantha Dwinnell

Samantha Dwinnell Website: http://wyocoopunit.org/people/samantha-dwinnell

Like most wildlife researchers, Samantha Dwinnell is an adventurer at heart. After receiving a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 2007, Sam embarked on the expected departure from the flat prairies of the Midwest to the granite slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Her broad interests in wildlife ecology and desire for exploring different systems carried her through seven years of working on a variety of wildlife research projects throughout the Intermountain West. Among her experiences, the most notable in molding her career were those affiliated with the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. She began her career with the WY Coop in 2008 as a field technician assisting with research investigating the effects of energy development on songbird communities in western Wyoming. She then segued into another position within the WY Coop where she assisted with research studying the influence of backcountry recreation on habitat selection of bighorn sheep in Grand Teton National Park. Projects like these allowed Sam to develop her research interests in applied ecology while simultaneously satiating her need for adventure.

Brandon Earls

Todd Earnhardt

Jessie Edson

Michelle Edwards

Elliot with a trap full of turtles

Lassiter Elliot

Gabriele Engler Tel: (970) 491 - 6942

Peter Euclide

Peter Euclide Website: https://peuclide.github.io/

I am research biologist interested in using population ecology and modern molecular techniques to address conservation and management questions. I am also interested in science translation, and data visualization.

Mary Farber

Leslie Farrar Tel: (707) 826 - 3268

Harpo Faust

Lindsey Fera

Genlyne Fiske-White

Thomas Flanagan

Tom joined the the Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in January, 2017 as a research technician. Tom earned his Bachelor's degree in fisheries from Lake Superior State University.

Renee Flasch

David Fleshman

Joshua Fowler Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Andrea Francis

Miranda Furnari

Amanda Garcia Tel: (806) 834 - 7207

Mike Gaspar

Wilma Gerena Tel: (402) 472 - 0449

Tess Gingery

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah I majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry at Southern Utah University. My undergraduate research experience was with the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks surveying elk and Bighorn Sheep with vegetation plots, GIS, and radio telemetry. My interests are in integrating large mammal behavior and physiology. I currently work with Duane Diefenbach and the PA Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit on a master’s project looking at white-tailed deer populations. When I’m not studying I enjoy backpacking, hiking, and collecting random Star Wars memorabilia.

Alin Gonzalez-Barnes

Andrea Gooden

Katherine G.

Katherine Goodine Tel: (207) 581 - 2870

Katherine came to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology and the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in October 2012.

Olivia Mae Hakanson

Garrett Hamilton

Betty Harris Tel: (931) 372 - 3094

Eamon Harrity

Eamon Harrity

I received a B.S in Environmental Sciences from the University of Vermont in 2011 and spent the following 4 years exploring the field of wildlife biology through seasonal research positions. My current research focuses on the dispersal behavior of juvenile Yuma Ridgway’s Rails (Rallus obsoletus yumanensis).

Elizabeth Haynes

Nicholas Heglar

Lucas Henzler

Annice Hill

Reed Hoeness

Jeffrey Holder

Zachary Hooley-Underwood

Zack Hooley-Underwood Tel: (970) 252 - 6009

I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. I received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Fishery biology from Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming, respectively. My work in recent years has focused on research projects on Colorado River Native fishes, primarily Bluehead and Flannelmouth sucker, and Roundtail Chub.
I enjoy fishing, whitewater boating, and both nordic and alpine skiing.

Diana Hulbert

Syed Hussain

Alison Iles

Taylor Jackson

Sandra Jimenez

Jeremy Johnson

Mark Kaemingk

Ben Kahler

Benjamin Kahler Tel: (352) 846 - 0534

Allison Keever

Elsa Kern-Lovick

Jiyoung Kim

Jiyoung Kim Tel: (605) 688 - 4785

Christopher Kirkpatrick

Leonard Kisto

Kevin Kleiner

Deanna Klobucar

Project Biologist & Laboratory Manager

Hiipoi Kon Tel: (808) 932 - 7978

Dianne Kopec

Alana Kurosaki

Kevin Lachapelle

Kevin is working with Caitlin Ames on the sturgeon project.

Gerald Lamolinare

Tim Lawes

Shauna sitting in from the the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

Shauna Leavitt Tel: (435) 797 - 7565

Shauna is the Administrative Assistant for the Utah Coop Unit. She earned her BS in Print Journalism at Utah State University in 2006.

Kendra Lee Tel: (515) 294 - 3056

Caleb Leikwold

Marcie Lemons

Michael Lloyd

Zachary Loman

Zachary Loman

Zac completed his master’s in biology in 2010 at Humboldt State University. He studied the Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), a warbler endemic to central Texas. He completed his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries in 2014 at Mississippi State University, under the late Samuel Riffell. His Ph.D. addressed effects on songbirds from biofuel feedstock production in intensively managed pine forests. His primary species of interests included (among others) two warbler species, Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) and Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens).

William Lupold

Sara Lyda with black bear captured in eastern Oklahoma.

Sara Lyda

Kyle Magdziuk

John Mahas

Susan Malusa

Gabriella Marafino

Summer Maughan

ShaLea McAvay

Christopher McCafferty

Lauren McCullough

Sarah McIntire

Cheryl McNight<br />Aministrative Support Assistant II

Cheryl McKnight Tel: (405) 744 - 6342

Erynn McNeill

Nicole Medeiros Tel: (662) 325 - 7495

Alyssa Meier

Andrew Meyers

Andrew Meyers

I'm originally from the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. I earned my BS at the University of Idaho and my MS from New Mexico State University. In my free time I enjoy hunting, hiking, playing music, and snowsports.

Kathryn Mickett Kennedy

Jordan Miller

Diane Moler Tel: (479) 575 - 6709

I started work for the University of Arkansas in 1995 in the Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture. In 2000 I started work for the Arkansas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Alicia Montoya

Carolyn Moore

Wendy Moore

Wendy Moore Tel: (919) 515 - 2631

Ashley Morris

Sage Morris

Melanie Moss

Melanie Moss

Melanie serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Unit

Joshua Mouser

Jake Mundy

Andrea Musch, Program Assistant

Andrea Musch Tel: (715) 346 - 2178

I am the program assistant for the WI Coop Fish Unit. I received my B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Fisheries Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Domenic Myers

Eric Nelson

Becky Nestor, Unit Secretary

Becky Nestor Tel: (304) 293 - 3794

Becky has been the secretary at the WV Unit since Sept. 1999.

Greg Nickerson

Gregory Nickerson Website: http://www.migrationinitiative.org/content/who-we-are

Greg is a writer and flimmaker for the Wyoming Migration Initiative. He works to inform and educate the public about migration research, with a special focus on researching the human stories surrounding wildlife migration. Originally from Big Horn, Wyoming, he's a lifelong hunter of migratory elk in the Meeteetse and Wapiti area, and has worked as a mule deer and elk guide for the Darwin Ranch in the Gros Ventre Mountains. His first documentary for Wyoming PBS chronicled the art of Thomas Moran and the photography of William Henry Jackson on the 1871 Hayden expedition to Yellowstone, which led Congress to set aside the area as America's first national park. In 2013, he won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy as an associate producer with History Making Productions for a film about the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia. From 2010-2015 he was a contributor and staff journalist for the online news site WyoFile.com, where he covered Wyoming state government and the University of Wyoming, including several stories on UW's migration research on mule deer and bighorn sheep. Greg holds a M.A. in history of the American West from the University of Wyoming and a B.A. magna cum laude from Carleton College.

Joy Noise

Allison Nolker

Sara Ocasio

Anastasia Olander

Matthew Oliver

Kristie Ouellette

Krishna Pacifici

Jesse Palmer

Adam Peck-Richardson

Kelly Perkins

Kelly provides general research support for the NY Coop Unit since July 2016. Prior to this she worked as a zoologist for the New York Natural Heritage Program conducting surveys, managing data, and studying rare species in New York state. She attended the University of Delaware (B.S. wildlife conservation ’02) and West Virginia University (M.S. wildlife resources ’06). She also spent time as a seasonal technician for several research and government institutions studying birds and other wildlife. She has a background in ornithology, bat biology and acoustics, and wildlife inventory and habitat associations spanning many taxa. Her interests include wildlife research, data manipulation, and statistics.

Mike Perkins

Tristan Powell

Ana Poznanski

Sara Prado Website: http://saraguitiprado.wordpress.com/ Tel: (919) 513 - 7337

Originally from Montreal, Canada, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to work on my Master's degree in Entomology. Since graduating in August 2012, I've been working on bee surveys in the Caribbean.

Jil Prosciak Tel: (413) 545 - 0398

Shane Pruett Tel: (541) 750 - 7086

Data management and maintenance, analytics, demography, occupancy modeling

Judith Ramirez with bat

Judith Ramirez

Marta Ree

Maggie Riordan

Pilar Rivera

Liam Rossier

Matthew Rubino Website: http://www.basic.ncsu.edu/ Tel: (919) 513 - 7280

MS Natural Resources - Spatial Information Systems, North Carolina State University
BS Zoology, University of Montana

Jill Rubio

Bill Rudd

William Rudd

Briana Russo Tel: (520) 621 - 1959

Hattie Saloka

Samantha San Francisco Tel: (806) 742 - 2851

Samantha is a technician studying the swimming physiology of blue suckers in the Rio Grande and Sabine River.

Jim Sanderson

Miles Scheuering

MattBourbeuseMussel

Matt Schrum Tel: (931) 372 - 6355

Originally from SE Missouri, BS and MS from MU. MS thesis work focused on developing sampling protocols for freshwater mussel species in Missouri. Current project focuses on determining causes for decline and potential for reintroduction of mussels in the Little Black River, Missouri.

Luke Schultz Tel: (715) 346 - 2178

Catherine Schwach

Lindsay Schwarting sampling

Lindsay Schwarting Tel: (225) 578 - 4232

Lindsay joined the LACFWRU in 2011 as a Research Associate in the LaPeyre Lab, which monitors and studies oyster reef ecology in the Gulf. Prior to that, she completed her MS in Natural Resources/Aquatic Ecology at the University of Vermont, with a thesis on the paleolimnology of Lake Champlain food webs. A native of the northeast, Lindsay has studied and worked at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in NY. She enjoys hiking, skiing, canoeing, and all things aquatic in nature.

BJ Scovern

BJ Scovern Tel: (814) 865 - 4511

Baxter Seguin

Loreli Sepulveda

Jatta Sheehy

Amy Silvano Tel: (334) 844 - 9295

Allie Simoes

Eric Sizer

Jeffrey Smith

Joseph Smith

Stan Sovern Tel: (509) 852 - 1066

Bryan Stevens

Bryan Stevens

I received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife Resources and a M.S. degree in Statistics from the University of Idaho, as well as a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. My postdoctoral research is focused on modeling the distribution and abundance of wetland birds.

Stacey Stevens

Sarah Straughan

Kimmie Takaki

Nathan Tarr Tel: (919) 513 - 7280

Shoal bass from lower Flint River

Andrew Taylor

Adam Terando

Robin Theobald Tel: (706) 542 - 1159

Gary Thiede on the Utah State University campus.

Gary Thiede Tel: (435) 770 - 2397

After receiving his BS at UW-Madison and gaining valuable experience at the Center for Limnology, Gary was a research technician at the Aquatic Ecology Lab at The Ohio State University for two years. He then completed his MS thesis research with Dave Beauchamp (when Dave was still at USU) working with lake trout food-web dynamics in Lake Tahoe. He then worked a few years as a research associate in Todd Crowl’s ecology lab at USU before joining the Peace Corps, serving in Zambia, 1997 - 1999. From 2000 – 2001, Gary worked with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Portland, and then on Lake Billy Chinook. In 2001, he joined Phaedra Budy at the UT USGS Coop Unit at USU, and has been a research associate, lab manager, and fisheries biologist in her lab ever since. Gary has enjoyed work and research trips to other countries including Zambia, Spain, Pakistan, and New Zealand, and hopes to continue research in interesting locations worldwide.

Megan Thoemmes

Doniven Tincher

Yellowstone

Emily Tracy-Smith Tel: (573) 882 - 2160

Christopher Tremblay

Mike True

Michael True

As a masters' student I'm investigating the fall and spring spatial migratory pattern of tree bats (mainly eastern red bat) along the mid-Atlantic coast. Through trapping and affixing nanotags on bats throughout the region and tracking movement via stationary telemetry receivers, we hope to understand where bats choose to cross large bodies of water such as the Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay, and what climatic conditions persist while they do so. We also would like to understand migratory pathways over land as well as the effects sex has on migration in terms of space and time. This project was formed in response to growing wind energy development and future interest in development from coastal states in the mid-Atlantic region with funding from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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Cora Varas-Nelson

Cora Varas-Nelson

Dana Varner

Ryan Wagner

Terri 2013

Terri Waid Tel: (540) 231 - 4934

Dylan Walton

Joshua Wegman

James Wehbie

Angela White

Mugshot

Steve Williams Tel: (919) 513 - 7413

BS Fish and Wildlife Science, 1989, NCSU
MS Zoology, 1996, NCSU

Cassandra Wolfanger

Kristin Womble

Kristin Womble Tel: (615) 308 - 8094

I earned my master's in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2018, and I am currently a Project Coordinator for the Rosenberger lab. My research interests center on freshwater mollusks with a focus on bivalves. I am interested in freshwater mussel distributions and population demographics, especially in under-sampled areas such as small, headwater streams. I also use GIS to conduct spatial analysis on freshwater mussels and their habitat preferences to predict their distributional limitations.

Isaac Young

Yvan Satge with an adult Brown pelican, Shamrock Island, TX

Yvan Satgé Tel: (864) 656 - 5334

After completing his Master's degree in Agro-Ecology and Environmental Science at the French Ecole Nationale Agronomique de Toulouse, Yvan worked as a field biologist in seabird conservation for several years, in Europe and the USA. He is currently a Research Specialist at the SC Coop Unit, working on the spatial ecology of seabirds of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.

Allison Zach Tel: (402) 472 - 3133

Anthony Zenga

Steve Zimpfer

Gayle Zydlewski

Gayle is a Cooperating Faculty in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology.

Students and Post Docs

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 670

Scientific Publications: 1897

Presentations: 4181

 

Contact Us

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

Chief

John Organ
CRU Chief John Organ processing a Canada lynx kitten during a long term research collaboration between the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

John F. Organ is the Chief of the U.S.G.S. Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units. He was Chief of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration for the Northeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 2005 to 2014, and worked in the FWS’s Ecological Services and National Wildlife Refuge programs during his 35 year career. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Wildlife Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Michigan State University, and Andres Bello University in Santiago, Chile. He is a certified Wildlife Biologist and Past President and Fellow of The Wildlife Society. He is also a Professional Member of the Boone and Crockett Club and a Senior Specialist in the Fulbright Scholar Program. He is a member of the IUCN Otter Specialist and Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Groups, and an instructor and Advisory Board member of the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program. He is also a consultant to the Peru Forest Sector Initiative where he is assisting the Peruvian government in training biologists and developing wildlife regulations. He advises M.S. and Ph.D. students studying carnivores and human dimensions in Africa, Canada, Chile, and the U.S. and teaches graduate courses in Wildlife Management and Conservation and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation.

Links

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. U.S. Geological Survey - Ecosystems
  3. U.S. Department of the Interior

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey