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
Travel Abroad Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Winkelman 2020-01-02 2020-01-16
Population Dynamics (online) Winkelman 2020-01-20 2020-05-15
Plant Community Ecology Organ 2015-09-11 2015-12-11
Human dimensions of Wildlife Conservation Organ 2014-11-06 2014-11-20
Conservation and Ecology of Desert and Marine Animals Winkelman 2020-01-01 2020-03-30
Applied dendrology Organ 2015-09-11 2015-12-11
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
USFWS/USGS Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions Irwin, Williams, Runge, Nichols, Johnson, Mayer, Rumph 2010-08-13
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operators Certification Course, Athens, Georgia (co-taught with Don Dennerline and Christa Zweig) Dennerline, Zweig, Jennings 2009-08-12
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline 2017-08-09
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline 2017-05-10
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline, Bettoli 2012-06-08
Introduction to Structured Decision Making, National Conservation Training Center, Sheperdstown, WV. Served as a teaching Assistant. Dennerline 2009-08-28
Introduction to Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management. DeStefano, Organ, Stevens 2015-07-17
Development of an Adaptive Management Framework for Managing Natural Resources at Tims Ford Dam. (Instructor: Jim Peterson, Assistant: Don Dennerline) Dennerline, Peterson 2010-07-21
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 2008-11-08
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 2009-06-26
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 2008-09-19
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 2020-01-16
Title Presenter Date
Population Dynamics in Fisheries Management Dennerline 2005-10-17
FWCB Graduate Orientation Winkelman 2020-09-09