Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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New York Unit student Mike Wegan, with anesthetized adult black bear captured as part of collaborative eff ort with the U.S. Army’s Fort Drum Military Installation in northern New York and New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation to assess population size, movements, and foraging habitats of bears

The Cooperative Research Units Program conducts research on a wide range of disciplines related to fish, wildlife, and natural resource management. Our 40 Units collectively conduct research on virtually every type of North American ecological community. Most research projects are carried out by graduate students participating with and/or under the direction of unit or other university scientists. Collectively, the Units typically have more than 1,000 research projects under way and generate 250-300 scientific publications annually.

Unit research may be of local, regional, national, or international interest. The research programs conducted by units are approved as directed by the Coordinating Committee overseeing each unit.

Check out our current and completed research projects by clicking a link below. You can also find a complete list of publications by clicking on the Publications link on the main menu.

Active Projects

Completed Projects

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • McGowan CP, Lyons JE, and Smith DR. Adaptive management of horseshoe crab harvest in Delaware Bay: decision implementation and the double-loop process, in Runge MC, Converse SJ, Lyons JE, Smith DR. (eds) Case Studies in Decision Analysis for Natural Resources Management, Johns Hopkins University Press, anticipated Summer, 2017
  • Sorensen, G.E., D.W. Kramer, J.W. Cain III, C.A. Taylor, P.S. Gibson, M.C. Wallace, R.D. Cox, and W.B. Ballard. 2020. Mule deer habitat selection following vegetation thinning treatments in New Mexico. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:122-129.  | Download  | 
  • Bard, S.M., and J.W. Cain III. 2020. Investigation of bed and den site selection by American black bears (<i>Ursus americanus</i>) in a landscape impacted by forest restoration treatments and wildfires. Forest Ecology and Management 460 Article 117904.  | Download  | 
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Technical Publications

  • Wang H, Enwright NM, Darnell KM, La Peyre MK, Cebrian J, Kim SC, Bunch B, Stelly SJ, Couvillion BR, Dalyander PS, MIckey RC, Segura M. 2020. Chapter C. Seagrass Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island. <b>IP-113355</b>
  • Wang H, Enwright NM, Soniat M, Hermann JE, La PEyre MK, Kim SC, Bunch B, Stelly SJ, Dalyander PS, Mickey RC. 2020. Chapter B. Oyster Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment at Dauphin Island. <b>IP-113347</b>
  • Bonar, S. A. In Press. "Making a difference" - A few tips. Presidents Hook. Fisheries, November Issue
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Theses and Dissertations

  • Anthony, Christopher R. 2020. Thermal ecology and population dynamics of female greater sage-grouse following wildfire in the Trout Creek Mountains of Oregon and Nevada. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 156 pp.
  • Do Didymosphenia geminata blooms affect fishes in the Kootenai River basin? Download
  • Flynn, L. Susceptibility of Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout to Displacement by Non-native Brown Trout. Master of Science Thesis, New Mexico State University.
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Projects by Agency


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 94

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 237

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 667

Scientific Publications: 1859

Presentations: 4078

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey