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 Conservation Haukos March 2021 May 2021
Wildlife Conservation Haukos March 2014 May 2014
Wildlife Conservation Haukos March 2013 May 2013
Wildlife Conservation Haukos March 2012 May 2012
Wildlife Conservation Haukos January 2020 May 2020
Wildlife Conservation Haukos January 2019 May 2019
Wildlife Conservation Haukos January 2018 May 2018
Wildlife Conservation Haukos January 2017 May 2017
Wildlife Conservation Haukos January 2016 May 2016
Wildlife Conservation Haukos January 2015 May 2015
Topics: Community Ecology Cully August 2000 December 2000
Terrestrial and aquatic linkages Paukert January 2006 May 2006
Special Problems: large river fisheries Paukert August 2005 December 2005
River Regimes Mather January 2012 May 2012
Professional Skills Mather January 2013 May 2013
Professional Skills Mather January 2017 May 2017
Professional Skills Mather January 2016 May 2016
Professional Skills Mather January 2015 May 2015
Professional Skills Mather January 2014 May 2014
Professional Skills Mather January 2012 May 2012
Professional Skills Mather January 2011 May 2011
Population Biology Haukos August 2017 December 2017
Population Biology Haukos August 2018 December 2018
Physiological Adaptation of Animals Cully August 2008 December 2008
Philosophy and Practice of Science-Based Conservation Mather January 2018 May 2018
Ornithology Cully January 2007 May 2007
Natural Resources/Environmental Science Project Haukos January 2019 May 2019
Natural Resource Selection Haukos August 2018 December 2018
Habitat Ecology and Management Haukos January 2016 May 2016
Habitat Conservation and Management Haukos August 2019 December 2019
Habitat Conservation and Management Haukos August 2017 December 2017
Fisheries management and techniques Paukert August 2006 December 2006
Fisheries Management and Techniques Paukert August 2008 December 2008
Fisheries Management Paukert August 2004 December 2004
Evolutionary Ecology Cully August 2008 December 2008
Evolutionary Ecology Cully August 2006 December 2006
Evolutionary Ecology Cully August 2004 December 2004
Evolutionary Ecology Cully August 2002 December 2002
Evolution of Animal Behavior Cully January 2003 May 2003
Ecology of Wildlife Diseases Cully August 2005 December 2005
EEB Workshop on Agent Based Modelling (ABM) Mather January 2019 January 2019
Design and Analyses of Wildlife Population Studies Haukos August 2019 October 2019
Demographic Methods Haukos August 2020 December 2020
Conservation Biology Cully January 2004 May 2004
Conservation Biology Cully January 2000 May 2000
Baysian Statistics in Ecology Haukos August 2014 October 2014
Advanded Fisheries Science Paukert August 2008 December 2008
Advanced Spatial Modeling Haukos, Albanese August 2014 December 2014
Advanced Spatial Modeling Haukos, Albanese August 2012 December 2012
Advanced Fisheries Science Paukert August 2006 December 2006
Advanced Fisheries Science Paukert August 2004 December 2004
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
“Professional Social Media and Communications”, Manhattan, KS, (Organizers and Participants: Ryland Taylor, Martha Mather), April 2017 Mather, Taylor April 2017
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 October 2016
Participated in CRU Online Class - Species Distribution Models, September - December, 2020 Mather December 2020
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 January 2015
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 July 2012
Title and Location Speaker Date
You can?t always get what you want: sampling challenges for rivers in the Great Plains.
Presented to: University of Kansas
Paukert January 2007
Wildlife as reservoirs of disease
Presented to: Vector-borne Disease Prevention Conference, Manhattan, KS
Cully April 2002
Who When Where Why: History of Conservation of Prairie Dogs.
Presented to: The Nature Conservancy, Denver
Cully October 2010
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 September 2018
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 October 2015
The ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs.
Presented to: Texas Tech University
Cully March 2003
The ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs
Presented to: Oklahoma State University
Cully October 2002
The current geography of prairie dogs, ferrets, and plague
Presented to: The Nature Conservancy, Denver
Cully October 2010
Sylvatic plague and the black-tailed prairie dog
Presented to: College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
Cully March 2002
Summary of science behind impacts of wind power development on lesser prairie-chickens
Presented to: American Wind Wildlife Institute
Haukos December 2014
Impacts of a hantavirus risk on a field study of small mammals.
Presented to: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta
Cully August 2010
Fisheries Conservation in Grand Canyon
Presented to: The Ohio State University
Paukert January 2005
Effects if human alteration on stream and river fishes: what we know and what are we doing about it?
Presented to: Kansas State University
Paukert September 2008
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 January 2002
Ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs
Presented to: Department of Wildlife Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Cully May 2002
Ecology and Conservation of Temporary Wetlands
Presented to: Naturals Resources Conservation Service, USDA Webinar
Haukos May 2013
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 September 2000
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 February 2001
Cully, J. F., Jr. Plague in Prairie Dogs. Symposium on Management of Thunder Basin National Grasslands sponsored by ------- November 1, 2001.
Presented to:
Cully November 2001
Conservation of stream and river fishes: from landscape to local influences
Presented to: University of Missouri
Paukert November 2009
Conservation of Playa Wetlands at the Appropriate Scale - Using Networks to Identify Critical Playas
Presented to: Texas Tech University
Haukos April 2014
Alteration of stream and rivers its effects on fishes: can we reverse the trend?
Presented to: Iowa State University
Paukert February 2009
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 October 2018
Title Presenter Date
Wildlife as reservoirs of disease. Cully April 2002
Vegetation of Black-tailed Prairie Dog colonies and non-colonized areas in the short-grass steppe of southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado Cully December 1997
Use of GIS in fisheries Paukert March 2006
Use of GIS in Fisheries Paukert March 2007
Sylvatic plague and the black-tailed prairie dog. Cully April 2002
Role of plague in prairie dog populations. Cully February 2001
Reptile and amphibian diversity associated with Black-tailed Prairie Dogs in southwestern Kansas and southeast Colorado Cully December 1997
Prairie dogs and sylvatic plague. Cully October 2001
Plague and prairie dogs Cully December 1997
NRC 100, SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, “In Praise of Fish,” UMASS Department of Natural Resources Conservation, UMASS-Amherst, November 2010 Mather November 2010
Kansas Gap Analysis Cully September 2001
Kansas Gap Analysis Cully November 2001
Job Opportunities in Federal Goverment Haukos April 2012
Interspecific comparisons of sylvatic plague in prairie dogs Cully December 1999
Insights on plague from multi-species comparisons in prairie dogs. Cully October 2003
How big must a prairie be for prairie birds? Cully December 1998
Fisheries Management Mather October 2012
Fish and Wildlife Management in Grand Canyon Paukert April 2004
Endangered Species Management Paukert March 2004
Ecology of sylvatic plague. Understanding and conserving black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully January 2002
Ecology of plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully May 2002
Ecology of Plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully October 2002
Ecology of Plague in black-tailed prairie dogs. Cully March 2003
Density compensation in a Gunnison?s prairie dog population reduced by plague. Cully December 1996
Cross species comparisons of plague in prairie dogs. Invited Seminar. Cully September 2000
Aquatic Invasive Species Paukert March 2007
Adaptive Management Paukert March 2004
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zuk, Alan (PhD) Cully 2002 2005
Winders, Kyle (MS) Paukert 2008 2010
Wiens, Brandon (PhD) Haukos 2012 Present
Whitson, Mike (PhD) Haukos 2019 Present
Whitson, M. (MS) Haukos 2011 2017
Whitney, James (PhD) Mather 2011 2014
Whiterod, Nick (PhD) Paukert 2010 2010
Werdel, Ty (PhD) Haukos 2018 Present
Wait, Kyle (MS) Haukos 2016 2017
Vhay, Megan (MS) Haukos 2020 Present
Tuppad, Pushpa (PhD) Cully 2002 2006
Tiege, Elli (MS) Haukos 2019 2021
Thornbrugh, Darren (MS) Paukert 2005 2007
Thomas, Alaina (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Taylor, Ryland (MS) Mather 2015 2017
Sullins, Dan (PhD) Haukos 2014 2017
Stetter, Andrew (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Spencer, David (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Schindler, Alex (MS) Haukos 2017 2019
Robinson, Samantha (MS) Haukos 2013 2015
Rieber, Camille (MS) Haukos 2021 Present
Plumb, Reid (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Piper, Colleen (MS) Haukos 2020 2021
Peterson, Zach (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Parker, Nick (MS) Haukos 2019 2021
Ogden, Sarah (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Murdoch, Justin (PhD) Paukert 2004 2008
Mramba, Furaha (PhD) Cully 2001 2006
Moon, J. (PhD) Haukos 2011 2014
Minti, Melissa (MS) Cully 2000 2000
Messmer, Ashley (MS) Haukos 2020 Present
McNew, Lance (PhD) Cully 2005 Present
McCullough, Kelsey (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Matykiewicz, Ben (MS) Haukos 2018 2020
Malone, Willow (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Malanchuk, John (PhD) Haukos 2017 2021
Lehrter, Richard (MS) Mather 2015 2018
LeBrun, Jaymie (PhD) Paukert 2010 2015
Lautenbach, Joseph (MS) Haukos 2012 2014
Larreur, Max (MS) Haukos 2016 2018
Kwan, E. (PhD) Haukos 2011 2016
Krecthmann, Ann (MS) Paukert 2005 2009
Kraft, John (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Kosiuch, Karl (PhD) Cully 2003 2006
Kinlan, Maureen (MS) Haukos 2017 2021
Kern, Mitchell (MS) Haukos 2017 2019
Kearns, Rachal (PhD) Haukos 2015 2019
Kearns, Brian (PhD) Haukos 2012 2015
Karish, Talesha (PhD) Haukos 2018 Present
Kaler, Robb (MS) Cully 2005 2007
Ives, Sam (PhD) Cully 2000 2000
Hitchman, Sean (PhD) Mather 2012 2017
Hedden, Sky (MS) Mather 2013 2016
Gulick, Chris (MS) Haukos 2017 2019
Griffin, Cody (MS) Haukos 2013 2016
Godar, Alix (PhD) Haukos 2016 2020
Godar, Alix (MS) Haukos 2013 2016
Gerber, Kayla (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Gehrt, Jackie (MS) Haukos 2018 2021
Galfano, Tommy (MS) Haukos 2020 Present
Franssen, Nate (MS) Paukert 2004 2006
Duffie, Laura (MS) Haukos 2013 2017
Commerford, Julie (PhD) Haukos 2013 2016
Cheng, Ling-Lan (PhD) Cully 2001 2007
Cathcart, Nate (MS) Mather 2012 2014
Bonjour, Sonia (PhD) Haukos 2020 Present
Bogaard, Matt (MS) Haukos 2020 Present
Blackmore, Pam (MS) Haukos 2016 2019
Berigan, Liam (MS) Haukos 2017 2019
Becker, Thomas (MS) Haukos 2014 2016
Barton, Heather (PhD) Cully 2005 Present
Aulicky, Carly (PhD) Haukos 2017 2020
Ashbaugh, Hannah (MS) Haukos 2012 2016
Annis, Adela (MS) Haukos 2016 2018