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About the Oklahoma Unit

Oklahoma CFWRU staff: Shannon Brewer (AUL, Fisheries), Cheryl McKnight (Accounting Specialist), Renee Flasch (Administration Support Assistant), Marcie Lemons (Sr. Administrative Support Assistant), and Jim Long (Acting UL, Fisheries)

The Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit has three facets to its mission: (1) Graduate Education, (2) Research, and (3) Technical Assistance.

The Unit consists of 3 federal scientists (a Unit Leader and 2 Assistant Leaders) and 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.

The Oklahoma Unit has been a part of Oklahoma State University since 1948 and a part of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management since its inception in 2007.


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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 7

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 80

Presentations: 152


Contact Us

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Stillwater, OK 74078-3051 Phone: (405) 744 - 6342 Fax: (405) 744 - 5006 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Jim Long
Jimmy with paddlefish taken from Arkansas River, Oklahoma.

I grew up in the Ozarks of southwest Missouri and after having received my PhD from Oklahoma State University, went to South Carolina for my first full-time fisheries job. Afterward, I spent 7 years with the National Park Service as the fishery biologist for the southeast region. In 2009 I moved back to my adopted state of Oklahoma in my current position.


  1. 2008-2009 Biennial Report
  2. 2010-2011 Biennial Report
  3. 2012-2013 Biennial Report
  4. 2014-2016 Triennial Report

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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