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About the West Virginia Unit

WV Unit Scientists and Staff

The West Virginia Unit is comprised of Dr. Pat Mazik, Unit Leader, Dr. Stuart Welsh, Assistant Unit Leader - Fisheries, Dr. Petra Wood, Assistant Unit Leader - Wildlife and Becky Nestor, Administrative Secretary.

Drs. Mazik, Welsh and Wood hold graduate faculty rank at WVU, teach graduate level courses and oversee the Unit's research projects. Research projects typically support graduate students and post-docs and address a wide variety of topics. Research funds for the West Virginia Unit typically come from USGS, USFWS and WVDNR.


The West Virginia Unit is housed in Percival Hall within the School of Natural Resources, Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Design. The Unit is located on Evansdale Campus of WVU.

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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 8

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 59


Contact Us

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Morgantown, WV 26506-6125 Phone: (304) 293 - 3794 Fax: (304) 293 - 4826

Unit Leader

Pat Mazik
Dr. Pat Mazik, teaching Fish Physiology

Dr. Mazik received her BS from the University of Mount Union, MS from Univ. of Texas at San Marcos and PhD from the University of Memphis. She has been at the Coop Unit since 1998.


  1. Percival Hall located on Evansdale Campus

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute