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

Kansas Technical Assistance Activities


Native sunflowers in a Kansas Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) field.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Workshop participant on sampling design for fish and wildlife in Colorado Plateau National Parks
Paukert, Whittier April 2004
USGS RGE Panel, December 2010
USGS
Mather December 2010
USGS Cooperative Research Unit Corner; Wildlife Management Institute Outdoor News Bulletin. Featured Story, September 2020. Incorporating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” into Natural Resource Research, Management, and Conservation https://wildlifemanagement.institute/outdoor-news-bulletin/september-2020/incorporating-big-hairy-audacious-goals-natural-resource<br><br><br>
Wildlife Management Institute
Mather, Childs July 2020
Technical Assistance Expert Advice for KDWPT on Oxytetracycline Marking for Largemouth Bass
KDWPT
Mather, Bettoli March 2011
Summarized (with Units scientists from NE and SD) the 5 year review of the endangered Topeka shiner.
Paukert May 2007
Served on panel to review and provide input for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians - Inland Fish and Wildlife Department, climate change vulnerability assessment project on the upland game bird panel.
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Haukos May 2017
Served on NSF Macrosystems Review Pannel
National Science Foundation
Haukos January 2016
Reviewed draft report for BLM SGP Rapid Environmental Assessment Vol II (Species and Assemblages)
BLM
Haukos January 2018
Provided updates on research by the Kansas Unit to the state agency at their annual Fish and Wildlife Division meeting
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Paukert March 2009
Provided technical assistance to unit cooperators (2021). Consulted with state cooperators numerous times (35+). Consulted with university cooperators numerous times (71+). Consulted with federal and NGO cooperators numerous times (32+)
Wildlife Management Institute
Mather October 2020
Provided technical assistance to unit cooperators (2020). Consulted with state cooperators numerous times (48+). Consulted with university cooperators numerous times (62+). Consulted with federal and NGO cooperators numerous times (45+).<br><br>
WMI
Mather October 2019
Provided statistical and sampling advice and assistance to determine the future directions of the Kansas Stream Survey Team
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Paukert January 2009
Provided pintail satellite locations to Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Haukos May 2017
Provided data on amphibian diets to Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, in Brazil.
Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul,
Haukos June 2017
Provided an external P/T assessment for University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Haukos January 2018
Proposal Reviewer - Sea Grant, 2014-2016
SeaGrant
Mather September 2015
Presentation on the effects of plague on black-tailed prairie dogs
Cully July 2003
Participation in Kansas black-tailed prairie dog conservation working group
Cully June 2002
Participated in Neosho madtom five year species status review
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Paukert April 2009
Participant and member of multiple work groups that address discrimination and bias. These committees, workgroups, and workshops all seek to identify then remedy gender bias that impedes the success and promotion of female scientists working within male-dominated professions. These activities include: (a) Member, Informal USGS committee, Addressing Gender Bias in the RGE and Supervisory Processes, 2019-2020. (b) AFS DEI Committee., 2020-2022 (c) KSU KAWSE discussion groups. 2018-2021.
Kansas State University
Mather October 2020
Part of informal committee to develop proposal to attract a USGS Regional Climate Change Hub to Kansas State
Kansas State University
Paukert August 2009
Outreach Contributed to “Data nuggets,” a nationwide initiative to incorporate current research data into middle school curricula (http://datanuggets.org). Data on striped bass movement will be included into a widely used lesson plan for New England schools (Collaborator Liz Duff, Massachusetts Audubon), 2015, 2016
Audobon Society
Mather August 2015
Member, Search Committee, Research Coordinator Position, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, 2012
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, Tourism
Mather April 2012
Member, Science Committee, National Fish Habitat Initiative, 2005-present
Fish Habitat Initiative
Paukert April 2005
Member, Informal USGS committee, Addressing Gender Bias in the RGE Process, 2019-2020. Discussed reasons for discrimination/bias for women in USGS relative to advancement, addressed supervisor-related discrimination/bias, and provided feedback.
USGS
Mather August 2019
Longevity Technical Assistance Award, Kansas Chapter, American Fisheries Society, 2020
Kansas American Fisheries Society
Mather January 2020
Judge, Kansas State University Graduate School Research Forum, 2018.
Kansas State University
Mather May 2018
Invited to participate in the core internal USGS Fisheries Team that provides vision for the future of our program (starting September 30, 2021)
USGS
Mather September 2021
Invited Speaker, Faculty Data Blitz, Graduate Student Recruitment, 2018-2020
Kansas State University
Mather February 2018
Invited Speaker, Annual Meeting, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, 2012
Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, Tourism
Mather February 2012
Invited Peer Reviewer - USFWS Species Status Assessment for the American Burying Beetle
USFWS
Haukos May 2017
Invited Participant - National Science Foundation proposal review panel (Population and community ecology), Arlington, VA, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
National Science Foundation
Mather April 2017
Invited Participant - National Science Foundation proposal review panel (Population and community ecology), Arlington, VA, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
National Science Foundation
Mather November 2010
I have used my experience to develop innovative insights that address Unit cooperator needs (e.g., gear selection, harvest evaluations, strategic planning, science-based goals, methodology to guide data analysis/collection/fusion, success metrics)
Wildlife Management Institute
Mather January 2018
I have completed all USGS and university training and administration as requested
Kansas Stare University
Mather October 2020
Helped Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks sample Topeka shiners.
Paukert, Whittier, Pitts July 2007
Expert Reviewer, NOAA River Herring Climate Change Workshop Report (As part of the ESA listing Petition), September, 2012.
NOAA
Mather September 2012
Expert Advice Provided, Town of Scituate, Massachusetts, Water Release Timing to Facilitate River Herring Outmigration, September 2012
Town Of Scituate, MA
Mather September 2012
Conducted lab and data analysis, and developed report on zooplankton sampling in Kansas reservoirs
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
January 2009
Co-Organizer. Fragstats workshop, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS. Approximately 25 researchers signed up for a 2-day workshop to learn about these landscape ecological tools, 2015
Kansas State University
Mather January 2015
Co-Organizer,Workshop on best practices in species distribution modeling (SDMs). Participants originated from Kansas State University, January 2016
Kansas State University
Mather January 2016
Bioblitz to recruit undergraduates into scientific careers, Kansas State University, September, 2020, 2021
Kansas State University
Mather September 2021
Analyzed tag return data and evaluated potential reintroduction of endangered species in southwest
Grand Canyon National Park
Paukert May 2009
Analyzed channel catfish stocking data for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Paukert April 2007
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Seminar Committee - Division of Biology Seminar Committee Mather January 2014 December 2015
Search Committee, Vertebrate Ecologist, KSU Biology Mather January 2012 April 2012
Most Promising Undergraduate Student Committee, Kanas State University, May 2017-2020 - Most Promising Undergraduate Student Committee, Kanas State University, May 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Mather May 2017 June 2020
Member (Full Professor), Division of Biology - Division of Biology Annual Review - Exceeds Expectations on Annual Evaluations Mather January 2018 December 2023
KSU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society - Faculty advisor to the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society Haukos August 2011 Present
KSU IACUC Committee - Serve on the Animal Care and Use Committee, review and approval protocols related to animal research Haukos September 2013 Present
Graduate Committee, Fish and Wildlife, University of Missouri Paukert June 2010 June 2018
Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Section, Division of Biology, kansas State University - represent EEB faculty for the Division of Biology Paukert August 2009 May 2010
Bioblitz to Recruit Undergraduates into Science Careers - Invited to provide a presentation on environmental science careers to recruit undergraduates Mather September 2020 September 2020
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
USGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel, Jackson, WY, May 2017 Mather May 2017 May 2017
USFWS, Peer Reviewer; SPECIES STATUS ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR TOPEKA SHINER (NOTROPIS TOPEKA). (VERSION 1.0). U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, REGION 6, DENVER, CO. Mather August 2017 September 2017
The Nature Conservancy - US Army Corp of Engineers Ecological Flows Work Group Mather August 2020 December 2020
Science Committee, LPC Interstate Working Group, WAFWA Haukos August 2013 Present
Science Advisor, Kansas LPC Implementation Team, KDWP Haukos January 2019 Present
National Science Foundation Review Panel Mather March 2013 November 2017
National Fish Habitat Initiative, Science Committee Paukert June 2005 Present
Member, USFWS Working Group, Population Viability of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs Cully January 2000 January 2000
Member, Science Team, Sharp-tailed Grouse and Greater Prairie-chicken Interstate Working Group Haukos April 2017 Present
Member, Kansas State Conservation Team for Black-tailed Prairie Dogs Cully January 2000 January 2000
Member, Kansas Prairie Dog Conservation Team Cully March 2000 Present
Member, Council of Scientist, North American Grouse Partnership Haukos January 2016 Present
KSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, KSU Haukos June 2012 Present
Invited Tenure Reviewer, University of Wyoming Mather July 2017 October 2017
Interviewed as a Biological and Conservation Expert for 2020 River Stressors Documentary Podcast Mather September 2020 October 2020
Governing Board Member, Natural Science Representative, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Secondary Major, Kansas State University Haukos August 2020 August 2023
Faculty Host, David Crook, Oz to Oz Seminar Speaker Mather August 2018 October 2018
Faculty Advisor, KSU Chapter of The Wildlife Society Haukos September 2011 Present
Board Member, Kansas Alliance of Wetlands and Streams Haukos June 2019 Present
Appointed Chair, Dissertation Defense, Bryce Marston, Geography, 2017 Mather January 2017 December 2017
Participant, Kansas Association of Wetlands and Streams Conservation Series, August 2020 Mather July 2020 August 2020
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Wrote popular article for the Kansas Wildlife and Parks magazine called 'Cats in the Kaw' about current research on flathead catfish management in the Kansas River. Paukert August 2007
Mentored REU Student, Judith Patterson Through Kansas State University-Konza Biological Reserve, July-August 2011 Mather July 2011
Mentored REU student, Casie Lee, June-August 2013 Mather July 2013
Mather, M. E. 2020. Incorporating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” into Natural Resource Research, Management, and Conservation. Wildlife Management Institute Outdoor Stories. September, Feature article. https://wildlifemanagement.institute/outdoor-news-bulletin/september-2020/incorporating-big-hairy-audacious-goals-natural-resource. September-October, 2020 Mather October 2020
Invited Speaker - Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program Field Trip. Kansas Division of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. May 2017 Mather May 2017
Interviewed for and Contributed to as an Expert, In-fisherman article on using science for angling success for Blue Catfish, December, 2020 Mather, Gerber, Smith December 2020
Guest Lecture/Field Trip, Junction City High School Students, Fall 2012. Provided overview of crayfish movement research using pit tagging Mather October 2012
Environmental Education Field Demonstration, Tagging Crayfish in Kings Creek, Konza LTER, July 21 2011 Mather July 2011
Driver, Shuttle and Bison Loop Vans, Konza Visitors Day, September 2012 Mather September 2012
Developed a newsletter on the fisheries activities of the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Paukert May 2006