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

Kansas Education Activities


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

As faculty members in the Division of Biology, the Unit Leader and Assistant Unit Leader teach graduate courses in their specialty areas, conduct research and graduate student training, advise graduate students, and serve on university and governmental committees as needed. The Unit staff welcomes suggestions for cooperative research projects and opportunities to team teach courses. Please contact one of the faculty or staff to discuss collaborative efforts.


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Wildlife Management Techniques Gipson, Brite 2005-08-22 2005-12-16
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2020-01-15 2020-05-15
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2019-01-15 2019-05-15
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2018-01-15 2018-05-15
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2017-01-15 2017-05-10
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2016-01-01 2016-05-15
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2015-01-01 2015-05-15
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2014-03-20 2014-05-10
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2013-03-20 2013-05-10
Wildlife Conservation Haukos 2012-03-13 2012-05-10
Topics: Community Ecology Cully 2000-08-18 2000-12-15
Social Policy and Natural Resource Conflict Mather 2002-09-01 2002-12-15
Social Conflict And Natural Resource Policy, Fall 2005 (with R. Muth) Mather 2004-09-01 2004-12-15
River Regimes Mather 2012-01-01 2012-05-15
Professional Skills Mather 2013-01-15 2013-05-15
Professional Skills Mather 2017-01-01 2017-05-15
Professional Skills Mather 2016-01-01 2016-05-30
Professional Skills Mather 2015-01-01 2015-05-15
Professional Skills Mather 2014-01-15 2014-05-18
Professional Skills Mather 2012-01-01 2012-05-15
Professional Skills Mather 2011-01-19 2011-05-09
Population Biology Haukos 2017-08-15 2017-12-12
Population Biology Haukos 2018-08-15 2018-12-15
Physiological Adaptation of Animals Cully 2008-08-25 2008-12-19
Philosophy and Practice of Science-Based Conservation Mather 2018-01-01 2018-05-30
Ornithology Cully 2007-01-18 2007-05-11
Natural resource and environmental management: interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives Mather 2010-01-10 2010-05-15
Natural Resources/Environmental Science Project Haukos 2019-01-15 2019-05-15
Natural Resource Selection Haukos 2018-08-15 2018-12-15
Natural Resource Policy/Biopolitics Haukos 2010-08-20 2010-12-10
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather 2008-01-25 2008-05-07
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather 2003-09-01 2003-12-15
Interpretation of Ecological Data Mather 2001-01-15 2001-05-14
Habitat Ecology and Management Haukos 2016-01-01 2016-05-15
Habitat Conservation and Management Haukos 2019-08-15 2019-12-15
Habitat Conservation and Management Haukos 2017-08-15 2017-12-12
Evolutionary Ecology Cully 2008-08-25 2008-12-19
Evolutionary Ecology Cully 2006-08-24 2006-12-12
Evolutionary Ecology Cully 2004-08-18 2004-12-17
Evolutionary Ecology Cully 2002-08-26 2002-12-20
Evolution of Animal Behavior Cully 2003-01-16 2003-05-16
Ecology of Wildlife Diseases Cully 2005-08-22 2005-12-16
Ecology of Fishes Mather 2006-01-15 2006-05-15
Ecological Interactions of Fishes, Spring 2005 Mather 2005-01-01 2005-05-30
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather 2007-01-01 2007-05-15
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather 2002-01-01 2002-05-15
Ecological Interactions of Fishes Mather 2000-01-10 2000-05-10
EEB Workshop on Agent Based Modelling (ABM) Mather 2019-01-17 2019-01-19
Diadromous Fish, Fall 2004, Member of a multi-faculty team Mather 2004-09-01 2004-12-15
Diadromous Fish Mather 2008-01-25 2008-05-07
Diadromous Fish Mather 2002-09-07 2002-12-14
Design and Analyses of Wildlife Population Studies Haukos 2019-08-15 2019-10-23
Demographic Methods Haukos 2020-08-15 2020-12-15
Conservation Biology Cully 2004-01-22 2004-05-21
Conservation Biology Cully 2000-01-15 2000-05-08
Baysian Statistics in Ecology Haukos 2014-08-24 2014-10-28
Advanced Spatial Modeling Haukos, Albanese 2014-08-20 2014-12-20
Advanced Spatial Modeling Haukos, Albanese 2012-08-20 2012-12-09
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
“Professional Social Media and Communications”, Manhattan, KS, (Organizers and Participants: Ryland Taylor, Martha Mather), April 2017 Mather, Taylor 2017-04-29
Species Distribution Modeling Workshop; Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS; 2012 , 2016 Approximately 25 researchers from the state of Kansas and Kansas State University met for a 1-day workshop to learn about species distribution models. I organized the logistics. October 19, 2013 Mather 2016-10-19
Organizer, Fragstats workshop, Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS. Approximately 25 researchers from the state of Kansas and Kansas State University signed up for a 2-day workshop to learn about these landscape scale ecological tools, 2015 Mather 2015-01-19
Mini-Missouri Trawl Workshop; Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Manhattan, KS. For this workshop, fisheries professionals from the states of Missouri and Kansas joined researchers from Kansas State University to evaluate a new fish sampling tool. July 23-25, 2012 I organized the logistics. Mather 2012-07-25
Co-led a theme session entitled Using striped bass and lobster research to link ecosystems and humans? for the Gulf Of Maine Institute (GOMI) Ocean Science Education Institute (OSEI), a summer education program for middle school children interested in en Mather 2005-07-25
Co-led a curriculum development workshop at Plum Island Estuary LTER for 10 middle school teachers Mather 2006-07-18
Title and Location Speaker Date
Wildlife as reservoirs of disease
Presented to: Vector-borne Disease Prevention Conference, Manhattan, KS
Cully 2002-04-10
Who When Where Why: History of Conservation of Prairie Dogs.
Presented to: The Nature Conservancy, Denver
Cully 2010-10-26
Using empirical data on fish mobility to identify, test, and refine conceptual frameworks that can advance science-based aquatic conservation
Presented to: Kansas State University
Mather 2018-09-27
Using basic ecology to address applied fish management questions: examples from striped bass, river herring, Atlantic salmon, and other aquatic systems. "
Presented to: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Mather 2002-04-05
Use of network analysis to identify wetlands critical to the playa system: prioritizing wetlands for conservation within a dynamic wetland landscape.
Presented to: Kansas State University
Haukos 2015-10-15
The ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs.
Presented to: Texas Tech University
Cully 2003-03-31
The ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs
Presented to: Oklahoma State University
Cully 2002-10-25
The current geography of prairie dogs, ferrets, and plague
Presented to: The Nature Conservancy, Denver
Cully 2010-10-26
Sylvatic plague and the black-tailed prairie dog
Presented to: College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
Cully 2002-03-07
Summary of science behind impacts of wind power development on lesser prairie-chickens
Presented to: American Wind Wildlife Institute
Haukos 2014-12-02
Playing with extinction: role of biodiversity
Presented to: Amherst College
Mather 2003-05-01
Pintails and playas: multi-scale modeling for conservation
Presented to: Kansas State University
Haukos 2010-11-20
Muth, R. M., and M. E. Mather. 2003. Causes underlying human-animal conflicts in urbanized society. Invited presentation, Massachusetts Problem Animal Control Association, October 2003
Presented to: Massachusetts Problem Animal Control Association
Mather 2003-09-30
Mather, M. E. On the move: how questions about mobile fish distributions can enhance our understanding of basic fish ecology and provide the foundation for effective management decisions Departmental Seminar, Kansas State University, May 2010
Presented to: Kansas State University
Mather 2010-05-11
Mather, M. E. On the move: how questions about mobile fish distributions can enhance our understanding of basic fish ecology and provide the foundation for effective management decisions Departmental Seminar,
Presented to: University of Florida
Mather 2010-05-26
Mather, M. E. 2009. On the Move: Anadromous Fish, Human Impacts, Stakeholders. University of Alaska Seminars. January 2009, Fairbank and Juneau, AK
Presented to: University of Alaska
Mather 2009-01-31
Mather, M. E. 2003. Where are the fish?: some observations on why fish are distributed the way they are. Invited Presentation, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Seminar Series, July 2003, Gloucester, MA
Presented to: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Mather 2003-07-01
Impacts of a hantavirus risk on a field study of small mammals.
Presented to: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
Cully 2010-08-26
High Plains wetlands: connections, concerns, and conservation.
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Haukos 2010-05-20
Ecology of sylvatic plague. Understanding and conserving black-tailed prairie dogs: A symposium in conjunction with the annual meeting of the WEstern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies & the Black-tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Team.
Presented to: Annual meeting of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Black-tailed Prairie Dog Conservation Team.
Cully 2002-01-15
Ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs
Presented to: Department of Wildlife Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Cully 2002-05-07
Ecology and Conservation of Temporary Wetlands
Presented to: Naturals Resources Conservation Service, USDA Webinar
Haukos 2013-05-15
Cully, J. F., Jr., and E. S. Williams. Cross Species Comparisons of Plague in Prairie dogs 9/19/00 - at Landscape Ecology of Plague in the American Southwest. Sponsored by U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO.
Presented to: U.S. Geological Survey
Cully 2000-09-19
Cully, J. F., Jr. Role of Plague in Prairie dog populations. Colorado Front Range Prairie Dog Technical Workshop. Fort Collins, CO. February 27, 2001.
Presented to: Colorado Front Range Prairie Dog Technical Workshop
Cully 2001-02-27
Cully, J. F., Jr. Plague in Prairie Dogs. Symposium on Management of Thunder Basin National Grasslands sponsored by ------- November 1, 2001.
Presented to:
Cully 2001-11-01
Conservation of Playa Wetlands at the Appropriate Scale - Using Networks to Identify Critical Playas
Presented to: Texas Tech University
Haukos 2014-04-25
Mather, M. E. 2018. Strategic science–based natural resource conservation and sustainability: balancing tradition and innovation to guide change.
Presented to: Michigan State University
Mather 2018-10-31
Title Presenter Date
Wildlife as reservoirs of disease. Cully 2002-04-20
WFCON 697, Death by 1000 cuts: an approach to multiple stressors IN NATURAL RESOURCE CONFLICTS, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather 2008-09-30
Vegetation of Black-tailed Prairie Dog colonies and non-colonized areas in the short-grass steppe of southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado Cully 1997-12-02
The Restoration of Atlantic Salmon to the Connecticut River Mather 2000-10-10
Sylvatic plague and the black-tailed prairie dog. Cully 2002-04-15
Role of plague in prairie dog populations. Cully 2001-02-13
Reptile and amphibian diversity associated with Black-tailed Prairie Dogs in southwestern Kansas and southeast Colorado Cully 1997-12-02
Redefining Natural Resource Policy: The Example of the Horseshoe Crab in Cape Cod Bay Mather 2001-04-21
Prairie dogs and sylvatic plague. Cully 2001-10-31
Plague and prairie dogs Cully 1997-12-02
NRC 409, NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, “Dams and Environmental Conflicts,” Spring, 2009 (2 classes) Mather 2009-03-31
NRC 100, In Praise of Fish IN SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather 2008-10-07
NRC 100, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, “In Praise of Fish,” UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation, October 2009 Mather 2009-11-30
NRC 100, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, “In Praise of Fish,” UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation, UMASS-Amherst, November 2010 Mather 2010-11-02
Kansas Gap Analysis Cully 2001-11-01
Kansas Gap Analysis Cully 2001-09-30
Job Opportunities in Federal Goverment Haukos 2012-04-06
Interspecific comparisons of sylvatic plague in prairie dogs Cully 1999-12-08
Insights on plague from multi-species comparisons in prairie dogs. Cully 2003-10-09
How big must a prairie be for prairie birds? Cully 1998-12-08
Fisheries Management Mather 2012-10-24
Extinction: playing with species (Amherst College) Mather 2003-12-08
Ecology of sylvatic plague. Understanding and conserving black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully 2002-01-20
Ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully 2002-05-09
Ecology of Plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully 2003-03-22
Ecology of Plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully 2002-10-12
Density compensation in a Gunnison?s prairie dog population reduced by plague. Cully 1996-12-06
Cross species comparisons of plague in prairie dogs. Invited Seminar. Cully 2000-09-18
BMATWT 191A, THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, Department of Natural Resources Conservation, “Fish vs man: balancing adverse human impacts on aquatic communities vs advantages of a healthy aquatic systems to human communities,” September, 2009 Mather 2009-09-30
BMATWT 191A, Fish vs man: balancing adverse human impacts on aquatic communities vs advantages of a healthy aquatic systems to human communities IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation Mather 2008-09-23
An aquatic perspective on urban ecology Mather 2005-10-20
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zuk, Alan (PhD) Cully 2002 2005
Zavaleta, Jennifer (MS) Haukos 2011 2012
Wrinkle, L. (MS) Haukos 1996 1999
Wiens, Brandon (PhD) Haukos 2012 Present
Whitson, Mike (PhD) Haukos 2019 Present
Whitson, M. (MS) Haukos 2011 2017
Whitney, James (PhD) Mather 2011 2014
Werdel, Ty (PhD) Haukos 2018 Present
Wait, Kyle (MS) Haukos 2016 2017
Tuppad, Pushpa (PhD) Cully 2002 2006
Tsai, J. (PhD) Haukos 2004 2007
Tiege, Elli (MS) Haukos 2019 Present
Thomas, Alaina (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Taylor, Ryland (MS) Mather 2015 2017
Taylor, J. (MS) Haukos 1996 2000
Sullins, Dan (PhD) Haukos 2014 2017
Sullins, D. (MS) Haukos 2010 2013
Strobel, B. (PhD) Haukos 2007 2011
Stetter, Andrew (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Spencer, David (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Smythe, Lindsay (MS) Haukos 2003 2005
Smith, Joseph (PhD) Mather 2006 2011
Schindler, Alex (MS) Haukos 2017 2019
Saalfeld, S. (PhD) Haukos 2007 2010
Robinson, Samantha (MS) Haukos 2013 2015
Reinke, T. (MS) Haukos 2010 2013
Plumb, Reid (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Pirius, Nick (MS) Haukos 2009 2012
Peterson, Zach (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Perry, Simona (PhD) Mather 2005 2010
Parker, Nick (MS) Haukos 2019 Present
Ogden, Sarah (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Odell, Jay (MS) Mather 2001 2005
O'Connell, J. (PhD) Haukos 2007 2011
Navarrete, L. (MS) Haukos 2009 2011
Mramba, Furaha (PhD) Cully 2001 2006
Moon, Jena (MS) Haukos 2002 2004
Moon, J. (PhD) Haukos 2011 2014
Monette, Michelle (PhD) Mather 2001 2007
Minti, Melissa (MS) Cully 2000 2000
Messmer, Ashley (MS) Haukos 2020 Present
McRoberts, J. (MS) Haukos 2007 2009
McNew, Lance (PhD) Cully 2005 Present
McDowell, S. (MS) Haukos 2010 2014
McCullough, Kelsey (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Matykiewicz, Ben (MS) Haukos 2018 2020
Malone, Willow (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Malanchuk, John (PhD) Haukos 2017 Present
Luo, H. (MS) Haukos 1992 1994
Lerner, Darren (PhD) Mather 2005 2007
Lehrter, Richard (MS) Mather 2015 2018
Lautenbach, Joseph (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Larreur, Max (MS) Haukos 2016 2018
Kwan, E. (PhD) Haukos 2011 2016
Kraft, John (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Kosiuch, Karl (PhD) Cully 2003 2006
Kligys, Gail (MS) Mather 2001 2005
Kissner, Jessica (MS) Haukos 2011 2013
Kinlan, Maureen (MS) Haukos 2017 Present
Kerns, Mitchell (MS) Haukos 2017 Present
Kennedy, Cristina (MS) Mather 2009 2012
Kearns, Rachal (PhD) Haukos 2015 2019
Kearns, Brian (PhD) Haukos 2012 2015
Karish, Talesha (PhD) Haukos 2018 Present
Kaler, Robb (MS) Cully 2005 2007
Joncker, Sandra (PhD) Mather 2001 2005
Johnson, Lacrecia (PhD) Haukos 2008 2011
Ives, Sam (PhD) Cully 2000 2000
Holt, D. (PhD) Haukos 2008 2012
Hitchman, Sean (PhD) Mather 2012 2017
Hedden, Sky (MS) Mather 2013 2016
Hartley, Dana-Lyn (MS) Mather 1993 1995
Gulick, Chris (MS) Haukos 2017 2019
Grisham, B. (PhD) Haukos 2008 2012
Griffin, Cody (MS) Haukos 2013 2016
Gray, M. (PhD) Haukos 1998 2002
Grader, Melissa (MS) Mather 1997 2000
Godar, Alix (PhD) Haukos 2016 Present
Godar, Alix (MS) Haukos 2013 2016
Glancy, C. (MS) Haukos 2006 2008
Gerber, Kayla (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Gehrt, Jackie (MS) Haukos 2018 Present
Galfano, Tommy (MS) Haukos 2020 Present
Franklin, Abby (MS) Mather 2007 2010
Faust, Derek (MS) Haukos 2011 2012
Duffie, Laura (MS) Haukos 2013 2017
Dinehart, S. (PhD) Haukos 2006 2009
Deleon, M. (MS) Haukos 1994 1996
DeCelles, Greg (MS) Mather 2007 2012
Danielson, Eric (MS) Mather 1996 1999
Commerford, Julie (PhD) Haukos 2013 2016
Comer, G. (MS) Haukos 1991 1993
Cheng, Ling-Lan (PhD) Cully 2001 2007
Cathey, J. (PhD) Haukos 1994 1997
Cathcart, Nate (MS) Mather 2012 2014
Burek, Matt (MS) Mather 2008 2011
Borsdorf, Phil (MS) Haukos 2010 2013
Blackmore, Pam (MS) Haukos 2016 2019
Black, Jon (MS) Mather 2003 2007
Bhattacharjee, J. (PhD) Haukos 2002 2005
Berigan, Liam (MS) Haukos 2017 Present
Behney, A. (MS) Haukos 2007 2009
Becker, Thomas (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Barton, Heather (PhD) Cully 2005 Present
Aulicky, Carly (PhD) Haukos 2017 Present
Ashbaugh, Hannah (MS) Haukos 2012 2016
Annis, Adela (MS) Haukos 2016 2018
Anderson, Laura (PhD) Mather 2003 2007
Anderson, J. (PhD) Haukos 1994 1997
Anderson, Ann (MS) Haukos 1995 1997
Amaral, Steve (MS) Mather 1990 1994