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About the Virginia Unit

Graduate education and outreach

Currently, the Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit consists of two federal scientists, an unit administrator, 12 graduate students and 1 post-doctoral researcher along with numerous "cooperating" faculty and graduate students whom work in association with the unit and its projects.


Virginia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
106 Cheatham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321

Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Cooperators
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 66

Presentations: 116


Contact Us

Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Blacksburg, VA 24061 Phone: (540) 231 - 4934 Fax: (540) 231 - 7580

Unit Leader

Mark Ford
Mark Ford, Unit Leader

I have been unit leader since August 2010. Prior to coming to USGS and Virginia Tech, I held R&D positions with the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center, the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station and Westvaco Forest Resources.

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