Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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West Virginia Research Activities

MS student, Alison Anderson, collecting macroinvertebrate samples

The Cooperative Research Units Program conducts research on a wide range of disciplines, related to fish, wildlife and natural resource management. The programs offer Federal and State agencies access not only to unit scientists, but also to university expertise and facilities available at each of the 40 cooperating universities. Most research projects are carried out by graduate students participating with and/or under the direction of unit or other university scientists.

The research may be of local, regional, national or international interest. The research programs conducted by units are approved by the Coordinating Committee overseeing each unit.

Check out our current and completed research projects by clicking a link below.

West Virginia Active Projects

West Virginia Completed Projects

West Virginia Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Kramer, G.R., R.K. Pagel, K. Maley, C. Ziegler, S.M. Peterson, D.E. Andersen, D.A. Buehler, P.B. Wood, and H.M. Streby. 2019. Say what? Bivalent singing in Vermivora warblers. Ecology. DOI:10.1002/ecy.2881.
  • Matsche, M.A., V.S. Blazer and P.M. Mazik. 2019. Comparisons of stereological and other approaches for quantifying macrophage aggregates in piscine spleens. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. In Press. ISSN: 0899-7659 print / 1548-8667 online
    DOI: 10.1002/aah.10086
  • Farwell, L.S., P.B. Wood, D.J. Brown, and J. Sheehan. Proximity to unconventional shale gas infrastructure alters breeding songbird abundance and distribution. Condor Volume XX, 2019, pp. 1–20. DOI: 10.1093/condor/duz020
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West Virginia Technical Publications

  • Rolek, B. W., D. Harrison, C. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2018. Influence of harvest treatments, vegetation, and edges on abundance of breeding spruce-fir avian species in regenerating forested stands. USGS annual report. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
  • Rolek, B. W., D. Harrison, C. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2018. Influence of harvest treatments, vegetation, and edges on abundance of breeding spruce-fir avian species in regenerating forested stands. USGS annual report. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.
  • Loman, Z., D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2016. Evaluation of representative bird species’ Landscape Capability models developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project in the 13-state, northeastern region of the United States. Annual report of project activity to the USFWS. 7 pp.
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West Virginia Theses and Dissertations

  • Nareff, G.E. 2019. Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) and Associated Species Response to Operational Silviculture in the Central Appalachian Region. PhD Dissertation, West Virginia University, Morgantown. Sept 2019.
  • Crayton, S.M. 2019. Stream Salamander and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community Responses to Imidacloprid Exposure. MS Thesis, West Virginia University, Morgantown. Aug 2019.
  • Frantz, M.W. 2019. Demographic, Spatial, and Epigenetic Response of the Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) to shale gas development. PhD Dissertation, West Virginia University, Morgantown. May 2019.
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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: 64

 

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