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

St. Francis River in the Missouri Ozarks

Projects conducted by our Unit address the expressed information needs of the Missouri Department of Conservation, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other state and federal agencies. The needs of the University of Missouri, also a primary cooperator, are met by assisting with the education mission of the University at the graduate level.

The diversity of fish and wildlife resources in Missouri requires the Unit to pursue a broad focus for research studies, although waterfowl ecology, big river ecology and management, and stream fishery resources have long been emphasized. An attempt is made to complement and strengthen existing research thrusts of state and federal agencies.


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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 77

Presentations: 211


Contact Us

Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Columbia, MO 65211-7240 Phone: (573) 882 - 3634 Fax: (573) 884 - 5070

Unit Leader

Craig Paukert
Craig Paukert

I serve as the Unit Leader of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. I am originally from Wisconsin and received my degrees from Minnesota, Oklahoma State, and South Dakota State.

Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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