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 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
Terrestrial and aquatic linkages Paukert 2006-01-12 2006-05-12
Special Problems: large river fisheries Paukert 2005-08-16 2005-12-16
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 Resources/Environmental Science Project Haukos 2019-01-15 2019-05-15
Natural Resource Selection Haukos 2018-08-15 2018-12-15
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
Fisheries management and techniques Paukert 2006-08-21 2006-12-21
Fisheries Management and Techniques Paukert 2008-08-25 2008-12-15
Fisheries Management Paukert 2004-08-18 2004-12-17
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
EEB Workshop on Agent Based Modelling (ABM) Mather 2019-01-17 2019-01-19
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
Advanded Fisheries Science Paukert 2008-08-25 2008-12-15
Advanced Spatial Modeling Haukos, Albanese 2014-08-20 2014-12-20
Advanced Spatial Modeling Haukos, Albanese 2012-08-20 2012-12-09
Advanced Fisheries Science Paukert 2006-08-21 2006-12-21
Advanced Fisheries Science Paukert 2004-08-18 2004-12-17
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
Participated in CRU Online Class - Species Distribution Models, Fall 2020 Mather 2020-12-31
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
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 2007-01-26
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
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
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
Fisheries Conservation in Grand Canyon
Presented to: The Ohio State University
Paukert 2005-01-20
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 2008-09-19
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 stream and river fishes: from landscape to local influences
Presented to: University of Missouri
Paukert 2009-11-09
Conservation of Playa Wetlands at the Appropriate Scale - Using Networks to Identify Critical Playas
Presented to: Texas Tech University
Haukos 2014-04-25
Alteration of stream and rivers its effects on fishes: can we reverse the trend?
Presented to: Iowa State University
Paukert 2009-02-06
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
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
Use of GIS in fisheries Paukert 2006-03-25
Use of GIS in Fisheries Paukert 2007-03-30
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
Prairie dogs and sylvatic plague. Cully 2001-10-31
Plague and prairie dogs Cully 1997-12-02
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
Fish and Wildlife Management in Grand Canyon Paukert 2004-04-16
Endangered Species Management Paukert 2004-03-01
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
Aquatic Invasive Species Paukert 2007-03-11
Adaptive Management Paukert 2004-03-30
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 Present
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
Plumb, Reid (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Peterson, Zach (MS) Haukos 2012 2015
Parker, Nick (MS) Haukos 2019 Present
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 Present
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 Present
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 Present
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
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