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

Vermont About Us

Vermont Unit collage of photos including a moose, a research technician, Vermont landscapes, and bobcat.

After more than 30 years of federal service, Dr. Donna Parrish has retired from the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Dr. Therese Donovan is the Acting Unit Leader, while Theresa DeBarge provides administrative support for Unit activities.

Dr. Donovan holds research faculty rank at the University of Vermont, teaches graduate level courses, and oversees the Unit's research projects. Research projects typically support graduate students and post-docs and address a variety of topics, ranging from understanding the ecology of moose in Vermont and monitoring wildlife with remote devices to predicting the impacts of landuse change on Vermont's biodiversity. Research funds for the Vermont Unit come mainly from VTFWD, USFWS, USEPA, USDA, U.S. Forest Service (USFS), and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont is the home of the Vermont Unit. Unit offices are located in the Aiken Center, next door to the Davis Student Center.