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

Headquarters Education Activities


Northern Pintail Drake at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate level courses, mentor graduate students, and provide continuing education for our cooperators. By combining teaching, research and technical assistance, the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides students not only with an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, but also receive unparalleled scientific training and applied work experience. By training the next generation of natural resource scientists, we enable the sound management of the nation's natural resources.

A few recent course offerings are provided below.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Plant Community Ecology Organ September 2015 December 2015
Human dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Organ November 2014 November 2014
Applied dendrology Organ September 2015 December 2015
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
USFWS/USGS Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions Irwin, Williams, Runge, Nichols, Johnson, Mayer, Rumph August 2010
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operators Certification Course, Athens, Georgia (co-taught with Don Dennerline and Christa Zweig) Dennerline, Zweig, Jennings August 2009
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline May 2017
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline, Bettoli June 2012
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline August 2017
Introduction to Structured Decision Making, National Conservation Training Center, Sheperdstown, WV. Served as a teaching Assistant. Dennerline August 2009
Introduction to Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management. DeStefano, Organ, Stevens July 2015
Development of an Adaptive Management Framework for Managing Natural Resources at Tims Ford Dam. (Instructor: Jim Peterson, Assistant: Don Dennerline) Dennerline, Peterson July 2010
Co-organizer and presenter of a full-day workshop "The Play's the Thing: An Adaptive Management Re-enactment," The Wildlife Society 15th Annual Conference, 8-12 November 2008, Miami, FL Moore, Conroy, Williams November 2008
Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (CSP 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 22-26 June 2009, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 6 course modules. Moore, Kendall, Johnson, Williams, Eaton, McGowan June 2009
Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (CSP 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 15-19 September 2008, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 6 course modules. Moore, Kendall, Johnson, Williams September 2008
Title and Location Speaker Date
Using Technical Assistance to Maintain and Strengthen Science Partnerships
Presented to: Cooperative Research Units New Scientist Orientation
Caldwell, Mitchell, Grand January 2020
Title Presenter Date
Population Dynamics in Fisheries Management Dennerline October 2005