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2011 Fish Physiology class

As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate classes, mentor graduate students and conduct workshops for our cooperators.

Students in the West Virginia Unit can pursue an M.S. or Ph.D. degree through the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences.

As of September 30, 2011, 98 students have completed their degree requirements: 79 Master's students and 19 Ph.D. Students

Courses Taught

  • Fish Physiology Students will learn about the physiological systems in the fish (ie reproduction, sight, endocrine). (Pat Mazik 2019)
  • Independent Study This course introduces students to concepts and fundamentals of fish physiology. The course covers a diverse range of physiological adaptations that fishes use to cope with environmental conditions. The course is free for graduate students. Students will sign up for Independent study at their home University. This class will be open September 3, 2019. The class is capped at 30 participants on a first come-first serve basis. (Pat Mazik, Steve Chipps 2019)
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Graduate Seminar (Petra Wood 2019)
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Training Offered

  • Worked with state, federal, and ngo biologists to develop and present at workshop on using forest management for early successional and mature forest species. (Petra Wood October 2015)
  • Workshop on getting into graduate school and how to prepare for a job (Pat Mazik February 2013)
  • Seminar for students at NEAFWA 2012 mtg. Workshop was invited on the best strategy to get a job... (Pat Mazik April 2012)
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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


Featured Student

Cassidy Hahn

Cassidy Hahn, PhD student at WV Unit.

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