Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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PhD student Zachary Penney, sampling blood from steelhead kelt at Lower Granite Dam.  Assisted by undergraduate students Tasha Britton (with PIT tag wand) and Taylor Lasley (with clipboard)  Arian Christensen is in background

As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate level courses, mentor graduate students, and conduct workshops for our cooperators. By combining teaching, research and technical assistance, the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides students not only with an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, but also receive unparalleled scientific training and applied work experience.

Students in the Idaho Unit Program can pursue an M.S. or Ph.D. degree through the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho.

Courses Taught

  • Fish & Wildlife Graduate Seminar (Courtney Conway 2019)
  • Fisheries Management (Michael Quist 2019)
  • Fish and Wildlife Seminar (Michael Quist 2019)
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Training Offered

  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist May 2019)
  • Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Michael Quist June 2017)
  • MOCC and On-water training (Michael Quist April 2016)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 101

Presentations: 262

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Idaho
  5. Wildlife Management Institute