Welcome to one of the newest Cooperative Research Units to be located at Purdue University!
The Indiana Unit has been approved to be the 43rd unit of its kind, as part of the USGS Cooperative Research Unit program founded in 1935. The Indiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is a partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Purdue University, Indiana Department of Natural Resources , and the Wildlife Management Institute.
The Indiana CRU will consist of 2-5 federal scientists along with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and administrative specialists. Federal scientists will serve as faculty at Purdue University, teaching graduate-level courses, supervising graduate students and postdocs, offering workshops for students and cooperators and conducting research on natural resources topics. Once created, each CRU formalizes research priorities, like aquatic conservation or wildlife disease. Indiana CRU partners will decide these in the coming months.
The new Indiana Unit will begin operations once new USGS CRU staff are in place at Purdue University, planned for 2024.
Stay tuned for more information as the Indiana unit comes together!
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