Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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About the Iowa Unit

Iowa Unit Staff

Cooperative Research Units have three facets to their mission: (1) Graduate Education, (2) Research, and (3) Technical Assistance.

Each Unit consists of 2-5 federal scientists and 1-2 administrative specialists. The Unit Leader provides oversight to all Unit activities. Federal scientists hold faculty rank at their home institution, teach courses and workshops for graduate students and cooperators, and conduct research on a wide variety of natural resource topics. Research projects typically support graduate students and post-docs.


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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 8

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 44

Presentations: 51


Contact Us

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Ames, IA 50011-1031 Phone: (515) 294 - 3056 Fax: (515) 294 - 5468 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Bob Klaver
Bob Klaver

I am a Wildlife Biologist who moved to Iowa in January 2012 from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While at EROS I worked in collaboration with faculty and students at South Dakota State University. Previously, I was the regional GIS coordinator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Portland, OR. I also served as a wildlife biologist on the Flathead Indian Reservation working with multiple species and coordinated wildlife activies with other resourdes like forestry and range management.

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  2. Iowa State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute