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

Minnesota Education Activities


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Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Sustainable Land Use Planning Fulton 2008-09-02 2008-12-15
Special topics: Social Science Research for Land Use Planning, Fulton 2007-01-16 2007-05-11
Seminar: How to Excel in Graduate School Vondracek 2003-09-02 2003-12-20
Seminar: Developing indicators of environmental results in agricultura Vondracek 2003-01-22 2003-05-12
Restoration of Stream Ecosystems Vondracek 2001-01-16 2001-05-12
Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Vondracek 2003-01-22 2003-05-12
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Fulton 2012-09-04 2012-12-21
Human Dimensions of Widlife Fulton 2015-09-08 2015-12-15
Human Dimensions of Fisheries Fulton 2009-03-12 2009-03-16
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2018-09-04 2018-12-21
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2017-09-05 2017-12-21
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2007-01-16 2007-05-11
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2005-01-18 2005-05-16
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2004-01-19 2004-05-14
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2003-01-22 2003-05-12
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2002-01-20 2002-05-10
Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation Fulton 2001-01-20 2001-05-10
How to excel in graduate school Vondracek 2011-09-06 2011-12-14
How to excel in graduate school Vondracek 2010-09-08 2010-12-15
How to excel in Graduate School Vondracek 2008-09-02 2008-12-10
How to excel in Graduate School Vondracek 2007-09-04 2007-12-12
How to excel in Graduate School Vondracek 2006-09-07 2006-12-15
How to Excelin Graduate School Vondracek 2009-09-08 2009-12-16
How to Excel in Graduate School Vondracek 2005-09-06 2005-12-16
How to Excel in Graduate School Vondracek 2004-09-07 2005-12-16
Fish habitats and Restoration Vondracek 2007-09-04 2007-12-12
Fish Habitats and Restoration Vondracek 2011-09-06 2011-12-15
Fish Habitats and Restoration Vondracek 2009-09-08 2009-12-16
Fish Habitats and Restoration Vondracek 2003-09-02 2003-12-20
Fish Habitats and Restoration Vondracek 2001-09-04 2001-12-22
Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology (1 lecture, invite Fulton 2005-02-15 2005-02-15
Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology (1 lecture, invite Fulton 2004-02-10 2004-02-10
Current Topics in Avian Conservation ANDERSEN 2018-01-15 2018-04-15
Current Topics in Avian Conservation Andersen 2016-01-20 2016-04-15
Conservation Psychology Fulton 2006-01-19 2006-05-15
Avian Conservation and Management Andersen 2003-01-22 2003-05-12
Appreciation of hunting and fishing traditions (cooperating instructor Andersen 2001-01-20 2001-05-10
Appreciation of hunting and fishing in western culture Andersen 2001-01-15 2001-05-15
Analysis of Populatons Andersen 2002-01-20 2002-05-10
Analysis of Populations Andersen 2003-01-22 2003-05-12
Analysis of Populations Andersen 2001-01-10 2001-05-05
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
This course provides an overview of the USGS Safety Program -- it's mission, goals and accomplishments. Understanding the program and its challenges helps executives, supervisors, collateral duty safety and environmental program coordinators, and employees at all levels participate in achieving and maintaining a safe, healthful and environmentally positive workplace. Johnson 2016-12-09
Technical assistance provided to the "Bag Limit Review Committee, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources." Fulton 2000-11-30
Short course for Society of Conservation Biology members on social science research methods for applied conservation provided at the annual SCB meeting in Edmonton, AB Fulton 2010-07-03
Session moderator for "Fish Ecology II," at the Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society. Vondracek 2001-06-07
Public Involvement Procedures Fulton 2003-05-22
Provided technical assistance in USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grant facilitated by the Land Stewardship Project. Vondracek 2001-01-10
Provided multiple sessions at a Human Dimensions training workshop for USFWS and state partner NABCI membership. My focus was on planning and collaborative procedures for human dimensions information in the context of SDM/ADM. Fulton 2013-02-13
Provide technical assistance to a multiparty project seeking to develop policy concepts to examine how agricultural and rural development policies could be fundamentally changed to foster changes in food and farming systems that result in significant soci Vondracek 2003-05-05
Panel participant for graduate student workshop held at the Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society Vondracek 2001-02-10
Organized symposium on "Human Dimensions in Fish and Wildlife Mangement" at 62nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Fulton 2000-12-08
Methods in human dimensions of conservation provided at the Pathways to Success Conference in Estes Park, CO September 2008 Fulton 2008-09-30
Member of oversight committee of LCMR project (1997-2001)convened through the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture titled "Sustainable farming systems: showing the advantages." Vondracek 2001-08-01
Invited presenter at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Section Training Workshop. Participation of women in minorities in angling. Fulton 2007-02-14
Invited instructor for Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Technical Workshop on Economic and Social Values Related to Fisheries Management. Fulton 2007-12-08
Familiarity with the U.S. Geological Survey Occupational Safety and Health Program Requirements Handbook allows employees, supervisors and collateral duty safety program coordinators to recognize potentially hazardous situations and take corrective action. This module provides a quick overview of the handbook, providing learners with enough information so they are able to locate material quickly and easily Johnson 2016-12-06
Drivers Training Johnson 2016-12-02
Co-taught ?Fish Management? to 24 biologists and specialists with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Section of Fisheries Vondracek 2007-03-15
Assist in operational data collection for the Eastern Prarie Popultion Canada Goose Technical Section of Mississippi Flyway Council. Andersen 2010-01-01
All personnel at the Department of the Interior (DOI) share the responsibility for a safe and healthful workplace. Safety and occupational health rules, regulations, procedures and safe behaviors are instituted to protect you. This module familiarizes supervisors, collateral duty safety officers, and all DOI employees with applicable regulatory and legislative authorities and outlines the roles and responsibilities necessary for achieving DOI's safety motto, "Safety First, Every Job, Every Time." Johnson 2016-12-09
NOTE: After entering this course, YOU MUST wait until the first page, the course map, fully loads before proceeding into the course. If you do not wait, your progress will not be tracked and you will not receive a certificate of completion. You will know this page has loaded completely when all boxes to the left of the course topics appear. The box for each topic turns blue when you have completed that topic.

Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause a worker's illness, disease, or injury. This course covers industrial hygiene regulations and recommended practices.
Objectives:

Target Audience: USGS Employees
Johnson 2016-12-09
THIS COURSE WORKS BEST IN IE11 WITH COMPATIBILITY VIEW TURNED ON. NOTE: After entering this course, YOU MUST wait until the first page, the course map, fully loads before proceeding into the course. If you do not wait, your progress will not be tracked and you will not receive a certificate of completion. You will know this page has loaded completely when all boxes to the left of the course topics appear. The box for each topic turns blue when you have completed that topic.

This course is an overview of the Department of the Interior's Safety and Occupational Health Program.
Objectives:

Target Audience:DOI Employees
Johnson 2016-12-09
Title and Location Speaker Date
Using structural equation modeling to assess relationships among cognitive constructs: applications to values, attitudes, norms and behaviors. Seminar in the College of Built and Natural Environments.
Presented to: University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, South Australia.
Fulton 2006-03-18
Tracking migration in tiny songbirds with tiny technology.
Presented to: University of California, Berkeley
Andersen, Streby, Peterson, Kramer 2014-09-19
The Value of Professionalism & Quality Human Dimensions Information
Presented to: Colorado State University
Fulton 2009-09-21
Streby, H.M, S. M. Peterson, and D.E. Andersen. 2012. Thinking outside the nest: the importance of the post-fledging period for understanding productivity and habitat associations in songbirds
Presented to: University of California, Berkeley
Andersen, Streby, Peterson 2012-10-12
Incorporating human dimensions into Social-Ecological Systems
Presented to: Colorado State University
Fulton 2013-04-11
Incorporating human dimensions information into state and federal land management
Presented to: Colorado State University
Fulton 2014-09-22
Dynamics of a recovering Arctic bird population: the importance of climate, density dependence, and site quality
Presented to: Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia
Andersen, Bruggeman 2015-07-01
Can values be changed for the sake of conservation?
Presented to: Texas A&M University
Fulton 2018-02-21
Can changing agricultural practices benefit water, soil, and air quality?
Presented to: St. Olaf College, Department of Biology
Vondracek 2002-09-16
Can changing agricultural practices benefit water quality and fish communities?
Presented to: University of Minnesota, Water Resources Science Program
Vondracek 2002-09-18
Can changing agricultural practices benefit water quality and fish communities?
Presented to: University of Minnesota, The Multiple Benefits Project, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Vondracek 2001-11-01
Boal, C.W., D.E. Andersen, and P.L. Kennedy. 2002. An ecological study of northern goshawks in Minnesota.
Presented to: Utah State University-Uintah Campus, Vernal, Utah.
Andersen 2002-03-15
2003: Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
Presented to: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources--Division of Wildlife. Research Meeting.
Fulton 2003-03-12
Title Presenter Date
Water quality: management of a natural resource (panel discussion) Vondracek 2002-11-06
Water Quality and Natural Resources Vondracek 2004-04-14
Social psychological considerations in fish & wildlife management Fulton 2019-02-14
Introduction to fish physiology and behavior Vondracek 2002-11-08
Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Fulton 2003-10-13
Introduction to Stream Restoration Vondracek 2009-10-08
Introduction to Stream Restoration Vondracek 2008-09-24
Introduction to Stream Restoration Vondracek 2007-09-25
Introduction to Stream Restoration Vondracek 2006-11-03
Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology: Stream ecology and stream rehabilitation Vondracek 2000-11-01
Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Vondracek 2008-11-03
Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Vondracek 2006-11-10
Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Vondracek 2003-11-12
Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Vondracek 2002-11-04
Introduction to Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology: Fulton 2001-03-20
Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation FW 1001 Fulton 2002-11-12
Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation Fulton 2003-10-15
Introduction to Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation Fulton 2001-10-24
Hunting and fishing traditions: Fly fishing techniques Vondracek 2001-04-30
Fish Physiology and Behavior Vondracek 2011-09-13
Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation: Fulton 2001-04-09
Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology Fulton 2003-02-15
Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Biology Fulton 2002-02-20
Economic and Social Aspects of Conservation Fulton 2004-01-26
Conservation Biology: Cows, grazing, and water quality Vondracek 2000-10-31
Cape Churchill goose research Andersen 2001-01-30
Avian conservation and management Andersen 2001-01-15
Arctic ecosystems in peril: impacts of snow goose abundance on Arctic-nesting birds Andersen 2007-10-08
Arctic ecosystems in peril: impacts of snow goose abundance on Arctic-nesting birds Andersen 2003-10-10
Arctic ecosystems and light geese Andersen 2006-10-15
Agriculture Honors Colloquium: "Field trip on riparian grazing" Vondracek 2003-10-15
ANSC 1001: "Avian Sampler" Andersen 2001-03-10
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zimmerman, Guthrie (PhD) Andersen 2001 2006
Williams, Perry (MS) Andersen 2006 2008
Williams, Mary (PhD) Vondracek 2008 2009
Weaver, Elizabeth (MS) Fulton 1999 2002
Ward, Brad (MS) Vondracek 2001 2002
Wallace, Elizabeth (PhD) Vondracek 2008 2014
Walberg, Eric (PhD) Fulton 2016 Present
Walberg, Eric (MS) Fulton 2014 2016
Vlaming, Jonathan (PhD) Fulton 2001 2003
Vanderbosch, Dana (MS) Vondracek 2004 2009
Ulrich, Jason (MS) Vondracek 2004 2005
Tempel, Doug (PhD) Andersen 2010 2013
Tempel, Doug (MS) Andersen 2001 2003
Takade, Helen (PhD) Vondracek 2001 2010
Streby, Henry (PhD) Andersen 2006 2010
Steiger-Mesiter, Kaitrin (PhD) Fulton 2006 2010
Smithers, Brett (MS) Andersen 2001 2004
Smith, Kyle (PhD) Fulton 2019 Present
Seamans, Mark (PhD) Andersen 2002 2006
Sealock, Adam (MS) Vondracek 2004 2007
Schuetz, Brian (MS) Vondracek 2007 Present
Savanick, Suzanne (PhD) Vondracek 2000 2003
Salcido, Evan (MS) Fulton 2017 2019
Rufer, Moriya (MS) Vondracek 2004 2006
Ruddick, kathryn (MS) Vondracek 2007 2009
Rosendahl, Joanna (MS) Fulton 2001 2003
Roley, Sarah (MS) Vondracek 2004 2005
Rigby, Elizabeth (PhD) Andersen 2010 2016
Reiter, Matt (PhD) Andersen 2006 2009
Reiter, Matt (MS) Andersen 2005 2006
Raymond, Kara (MS) Vondracek 2007 2010
Peterson, Sean (MS) Andersen 2010 2014
Peplinski, Jaren (MS) Fulton 2017 Present
Penny, Christine (PhD) Vondracek 1998 Present
Peichel, Barbara (MS) Vondracek 2001 2002
Payton, Michelle (MS) Fulton 2001 2003
Patterson, Dawn (PhD) Vondracek 2003 2007
Nerbonne, Julia (PhD) Fulton 2000 2003
Nelson, Sara (MS) Fulton 2018 Present
Nelson, Matt (MS) Andersen 2007 2010
Nagle, Fiona (PhD) Vondracek 2005 2007
Nack, Robert (MS) Andersen 2000 2003
Mumford, Karen (PhD) Vondracek 2002 2002
Moore, Seth (PhD) Vondracek 1999 2008
Merten, Eric (PhD) Vondracek 2006 2010
Melin, Sharon (PhD) Andersen 1998 2002
Meixell, Brandt (PhD) Andersen 2008 Present
McInenly, Leslie (PhD) Fulton 2014 Present
McEachran, Margaret (PhD) Fulton 2017 Present
Mather, David (PhD) Fulton 2015 Present
Mannan, Nick (MS) Andersen 2005 2008
Magner, Joseph (PhD) Vondracek 2004 2006
Loss, Scott (PhD) Andersen 2008 2011
Loomis, John (MS) Vondracek 2005 2007
Long, Branda (MS) Vondracek 2002 2005
Lenhart, Christopher (PhD) Vondracek 2004 2007
Leahy, Jessica (PhD) Fulton 2003 2005
LeBeau, Michelle (PhD) Vondracek 2001 2004
LaSharr, Kelsie (MS) Fulton 2015 2017
Kramer, Gunnar (MS) Andersen 2013 2017
Kramer, Daniel (PhD) Vondracek 2005 2005
Koehle, Jessica (MS) Vondracek 2004 2006
Kocian, Matthew (MS) Vondracek 2005 2007
Jones, Ajay (MS) Vondracek 2009 2010
Johnson, Mike (MS) Andersen 2016 Present
James, Edwin (MS) Fulton 1999 2001
Humpal, Carolin (MS) Andersen 2000 2004
Huff, David (PhD) Vondracek 2006 2010
Houghton, David (PhD) Vondracek 2000 2002
Hill, Nina (MS) Andersen 2015 Present
Henneman, Carlie (MS) Andersen 2004 2006
Hean, Sun (MS) Fulton 2000 2001
Hayes, Samantha (MS) Fulton 1999 2002
Hawkins, Katherine (MS) Vondracek 2003 2006
Harper, Liz (MS) Andersen 1999 2004
Guiney, Peggy (PhD) Fulton 2005 2009
Gracz, Michael (PhD) Vondracek 2008 Present
Goebel, Katelin (MS) Andersen 2016 Present
Ghasemi, Benjamin (PhD) Fulton 2016 Present
Gamble, Allison (PhD) Vondracek 2007 2010
Fujishin, Lorissa (MS) Vondracek 2008 2010
Fronczak, David (MS) Andersen 2010 2014
Fredrick, Keith (MS) Vondracek 2000 2003
Fish, Tom (PhD) Fulton 1999 2000
Epton, John (MS) Vondracek 2001 2004
Dougherty, Erin (MS) Fulton 1999 2001
Dolph, Christine (PhD) Vondracek 2007 2010
Doherty, Kevin (MS) Andersen 2001 2004
Dick, Ted (MS) Andersen 1998 2009
Daly, Kyle (MS) Andersen 2010 2014
Currie, Leigh (MS) Vondracek 2001 2001
Currie, Leigh (MS) Fulton 1999 2001
Cross, Megan (MS) Fulton 2013 2015
Choi, Ami (PhD) Fulton 2016 Present
Chirhart, Joel (MS) Vondracek 2005 2008
Cent, Marissa (MS) Andersen 2017 Present
Candler, Ellen (PhD) Fulton 2017 Present
Cameron, Michael (PhD) Andersen 1997 2001
Bronk, Rebecca (MS) Vondracek 2006 2007
Bouchard, Will (PhD) Vondracek 2002 2007
Blann, Kristen (PhD) Fulton 2000 2004
Bergh, Stefanie (MS) Andersen 2008 2011
Belmonte, Lisa (MS) Andersen 2000 2004
Bean, Ellen (MS) Andersen 2000 2002
Au, Leakhena (MS) Andersen 2001 2003
Anderson, Alyssa (PhD) Vondracek 2007 2012
Almberg, Emily (MS) Andersen 2006 2009
Adkins, Kaly (MS) Andersen 2015 2017