Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program was established to facilitate cooperation among the U.S. Department of the Interior (currently through the U.S. Geological Survey, Ecosystems Mission Area), universities, state fish and wildlife agencies, and private organizations, by conducting programs of research and education related to fish and wildlife resource management. The Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit emphasizes research on impacts of human activities on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that are of state, regional, and national significance. The research program addresses not only the biological, but also social and economic aspects of both game and nongame fisheries and wildlife management in the context of maintenance of biological diversity, and integrity and sustainability of ecosystems. The Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was established in 1987 and staffed beginning in 1988. Two research scientists currently staff the Minnesota Unit: Dr. David E. Andersen as Unit Leader and Dr. David C. Fulton as Assistant Leader-Wildlife. The position of Assistant Leader-Fisheries is currently vacant. Please contact us if you have comments or questions concerning the focus of our research or specific research projects.