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

Nebraska Technical Assistance Activities

Caitlyn Gillespie and crew survey for shorebirds in the Rainwater Basin, NE

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Topeka shiner 5-year review and workshop.
Pope 2007-05-23
Member, Academic Program Review of Cedar Point Biological Station.
School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Pope 2019-05-30
Conservation Leadership workshop designed to increase awareness of hunting and fishing among recently hired employees.
Nebrsaka Game and Parks Commission
Co-developed and co-instructed an 8-hour workshop entitled "Creel Surveys: Designing Complex Solutions to Simple Questions" that was sponsored by Catfish 2020
Catfish 2020: third international catfish symposium
Pope 2020-02-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Member, Integration Advisory Team Allen 2007-11-01 2011-12-31
Member, Graduate Student Handbook Committee (UNL. SNR) - Assist with developing a graduate student handbook, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Egger 2013-06-01 2013-11-30
Staff Advisory and Professional Development Committee (UNL/SNR) - Member, and Chair (1 year of the 3-year commitment) Egger 2009-08-01 2012-08-31
Member, Office of Sponsored Programs Liaison Group (UNL) Egger 2002-04-01 2006-12-31
Member, Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources Pope 2019-10-01 2022-08-31
Chair, Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources Pope 2013-08-01 2015-07-31
Member, Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources Pope 2009-08-01 2013-07-31
Member, Research Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources Pope 2008-08-01 2011-07-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Session Chair, Resilience 2008 session: Complex systems, resource management and economic development Allen 2008-04-01 2008-04-30
Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, Technical Committee Fontaine 2009-12-01 2011-12-31
Nebraska Partnership for All-Bird Conservation, Scientific Committee Fontaine 2010-05-01 2012-12-31
Nebraska Natural Legacy Plan, Scientific Committee Fontaine 2009-08-01 2012-12-31
Nebraska Natural Legacy Plan, Avian Priority Species Expert Panel Fontaine 2010-04-01 2010-04-30
Nebraska Natural Legacy Plan, Adaptive Management Creative Team Fontaine 2009-08-01 2012-12-31
Member, Steering Committee, Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference 2006 Allen 2005-12-01 2006-12-31
Member, SE NE Flagship Initiative, Research and Evaluation Steering Committee Allen 2007-12-01 2008-12-31
Member, Novelty Working Group/McDonnell Foundation Allen 2006-08-01 2011-12-31
Member, Nebraska Partnership for All-Bird Conservation Allen 2006-10-01 2008-12-31
Member, Nebraska Invasive Species Council Pope 2020-04-01 Present
Member, Missouri River Mitigation Herpetofauna Monitoring and Evaluation Subcommittee Allen 2008-06-01 2010-12-31
Member, Federal Fisheries Summit Team Pope 2020-05-01 Present
Member, Board of Directors, The Resilience Alliance Allen 2000-05-01 2008-12-31
Member, Aquatic Gap Working Group National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Allen 2005-10-01 2007-12-31
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Telephone interview with science reporter (Richard Wassersug) from Discovery Channel (1 hr primetime program "", shown across Canada), focusing on fire ant - alligator and fire ant - sea turtle research. November 6 and November 13, 2000. Video footage provided. Allen 2000-11-01
Talk entitled "Influence of weather on wildlife" that was co-presented with Larkin A. Powell and presented at the Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium hosted by the University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Pope 2008-03-29
Talk entitled "Effects of Catch-and-release Angling on Growth and Survival of Largemouth Bass" that was presented to the Nebraska B.A.S.S. Federation Pope 2006-07-09
Talk entitled "Effects of Catch-and-release Angling on Growth and Survival of Freshwater Fishes" that was presented to the Nebraska Chapter of Trout Unlimited Pope 2011-04-26
Talk entitled "Effects of Catch-and-release Angling on Fish" that was presented to the Isaak Walton League of America, Nebraska Division Pope 2006-01-22
Sportsmen Forum on Climate Change Fontaine 2009-12-01
Reprints and information provided upon request to Don Zaidle, Editor-at-large, Texas Fish & Game Magazine, Feb. 6 2001. Allen 2001-02-01
Reprints and information provided upon request to Alex Clark, Assistant Producer, Natural History New Zealand (filming in Florida for National Geographic Television). Feb. 1, 2001. Allen 2001-02-01
Radio interview (also with C.S. Holling), Resilience in Complex Systems. February 15, 2001. Two 7-minute segments recorded for South Carolina Public Radio, aired on March 5, 2001. Allen 2001-02-01
Provided expertise on invasive species for Fellows of the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources (Low Country Institute, March 16 - 24, 2001; I was present for activities March 17; Fellows were journalists representing USA and international outlets). Allen 2001-03-01
Newspaper interview, ecological impacts of red imported fire ants, May 10, 2001. Published in the Charleston, South Carolina Sunday edition (Post and Courier), other papers (e.g., Greenville, SC, Augusta, GA), and reported by National Public Radio. Allen 2001-05-01
Interview and newspaper article (Lincoln Journal-Star) on the establishment of the Nebraska Unit. Allen 2004-07-01
Informational seminar to the Brisbane Fire Ant Volunteer Watch Group. Allen 2004-08-01
Exhibit (Fish Identification Quiz and Update on Angler Survey Project) at Missouri River Outdoor Expo (hosted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission) Pope, Knight, Martin, Chizinski 2011-09-17
Blundering Bills and Beaks, UNL Naturepalooza 2010. Fontaine, Jorgensen, Stutzman 2010-10-02