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Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus), an endangered species that occurs in red spruce (Picea rubens) dominated forests in West Virginia and Virginia.

Welcome to the Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Our unit is a vibrant and intergral part and partner with the Virginia Tech Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation that supports graduate research and education. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the hard-working people and interesting projects than span a wide array of topics from climate change and ecosystem services to darters and bats that are associated with our unit.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 13

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 66

Presentations: 111

Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute