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Student Mike Smith holding a collared swan as part of his graduate work on Movement of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans<br />in Relation  to Lead Shot Contamination in<br />Whatcom County, Washington.<br />

The federal scientists at the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit teach graduate courses in the College of the Environment at University of Washington. We specialize in teaching subjects including statistics, data science, and population analysis. We also regularly teach short courses for students and professionals.

Courses Taught

  • Analysis of Ecological and Environmental Data (Sarah Converse 2019)
  • Analysis of Ecological and Environmental Data The main objective of this course is for students to become familiar with a large class of statistical models known as Generalized Linear Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMs and GLMMs) and their use in ecology and environmental science. These models are the basis for most statistical analyses conducted in these fields. They include linear models (such as ANOVA and regression models) along with models that assume non-normal error distributions (including logistic, Poisson, and Gamma regression). We will focus on conceptualizing analyses, implementing analyses, and making inference from results. (Sarah Converse 2018)

Training Offered

  • Fundamentals of Structured Decision Making, AFS/TWS Joint Conference, Reno NV (Sarah Converse September 2019)
  • 2.5 day course on structured decision making for TNC-California. (Sarah Converse August 2019)
  • IUCN RSG Training Course in application of Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations, London Zoological Society, London, UK. (Sarah Converse November 2018)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 38

Presentations: 48


Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Washington
  4. Washington Department of Ecology
  5. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  6. Washington Department of Natural Resources
  7. Washington State University
  8. Wildlife Management Institute