North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The North Carolina Unit is one of 40 similar Cooperative Research Units located at land-grant universities throughout the United States. It is jointly sponsored by the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, NC State University, and the Wildlife Management Institute.
Research at the North Carolina Unit aims to address questions in fisheries and wildlife conservation and management that are of interest to state and federal natural resource management agencies, conservation organizations, and private land owners. Areas of emphasis include conserving and managing rare and endangered fish and wildlife on public lands, understanding the factors that affect fish population size and community composition, developing habitat models to explain why species of fish and wildlife live where they do, and developing new approaches to estimating species diversity and abundance.