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Montana Wildlife Education Activities

Ecology class at South Dakota State University

Courses Taught

  • Decision making in natural resources The course covers fundamentals and application of principles of structured decision making and adaptive management. (Mike Mitchell 2014)
  • Conducting strong inference science Training graduate students how to identify gaps in knowledge and application of hypothetico-deductive approaches to their thesis research. (Thomas Martin 2011)
  • Conducting strong inference science (Thomas Martin 2009)
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Training Offered

  • Structured Decision Making Workshop held at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (Alexander Zale, Christopher Guy, Mike Mitchell February 2010)
  • USFWS/USGS Structured Decision Making Workshop (Mike Mitchell, Elise Irwin, September 2010)
  • Using radiotelemetry to answer habitat and population questions. International workshop on wildlife research techniques in rugged mountainous Asian landscapes. Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Enivronment, Bhumtang, Bhutan. (Mike Mitchell, Lindsey Rich May 2010)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 9

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 6

Scientific Publications: 51

Presentations: 41


Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. The University of Montana
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute