Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: West Virginia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


West Virginia Unit Leader, Dr. Pat Mazik, teaching fish physiology

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West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

West Virginia University/Division of Forestry and Natural Resources 1145 Evansdale Drive West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 26506-6125
Morgantown WV 26506-6125
Phone: (304) 293-3794
Fax: (304) 293-4826

Staff Listing

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 West Virginia Unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources in the Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences at West Virginia University.

The West Virginia Unit's research program is focused on environmental impacts at the species and ecosystem levels. Wildlife research projects focus on the effects of anthropogenic disturbances, particularly timber harvesting and energy extraction, on wildlife populations and their habitats. Fisheries research projects focus on contaminants, brook trout restoration and systematics and ecology of West Virginia fishes.