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History of the Massachusetts Unit

Biologists conducting a waterfowl survey in 1957

The Massachusetts Unit was established in 1948 (at that time, the Massachusetts Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit), with William Sheldon as its first Leader. The Fisheries Unit was establish in 1963, and the two Units were combined in 1990. Over the past 7 decades some 18 wildlife and fisheries scientists served as leaders and assistant leaders, and over 210 students graduated with MS or PhD degrees, many of whom went on to prominent positions in the profession.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 12

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 63

Scientific Publications: 36

Presentations: 137


Past Assistant Unit Leaders

  1. Paul Sievert
    2000 - 2015
  2. Martha Mather
    1991 - 2010

Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute