Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Cooperative Research Units were created to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research among natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. The Kansas Unit, one of 40 units nationwide, is partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Kansas State University, and the Wildlife Management Institute.
The mission of the Kansas Unit is to provide conduct of fish and wildlife research, graduate education, in- service training, technical assistance, public relations, and demonstration programs. Unit research contributes to understanding ecological systems within the Great Plains. Unit staff, collaborators, and graduate students conduct research with both natural and altered systems, particularly those impacted by agriculture. Unit projects investigate ways to maintain a rich diversity of endemic wild animals and habitats while meeting the needs of people.