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

Nebraska Education Activities


Caitlyn Gillespie and crew survey for shorebirds in the Rainwater Basin, NE

NECFWRU scientists offer educational instruction in multiple forms. They instruct university graduate-level courses in their topical areas of expertise; they advise thesis and dissertation research of graduate students; and they conduct and organize professional workshops and symposia on special topics.


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Writing for Publication Fontaine 2012-03-22 2012-03-23
Science Writing Fontaine 2012-01-01 2012-05-01
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2020-01-02 2020-05-08
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2018-01-08 2018-05-11
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2016-01-10 2016-05-06
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2014-01-10 2014-05-04
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2012-01-09 2012-05-04
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2010-01-14 2010-05-01
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope 2008-01-14 2008-05-01
Occupancy Modeling Fontaine 2011-01-10 2011-05-05
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg 2019-01-09 2019-05-05
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg 2017-01-09 2017-05-05
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg 2015-01-10 2015-05-08
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg 2013-01-08 2013-05-03
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope 2011-01-10 2011-05-05
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope 2009-01-08 2009-05-04
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope 2007-01-08 2007-05-04
Landscape Ecology Allen 2007-01-15 2007-04-30
Foundations of Resilience Allen 2009-01-01 2009-05-31
Ecology of Riparian Systems Fontaine 2010-01-12 2010-05-04
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen 2017-01-06 2017-05-15
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen 2010-01-18 2010-05-10
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen 2008-01-15 2008-05-05
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen 2006-01-09 2006-05-05
Biodiversity Fontaine 2010-08-24 2010-12-14
Adaptive Natural Resource Management Fontaine 2013-01-10 2013-05-05
Adaptive Natural Resource Management Fontaine 2010-08-25 2010-12-08
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Workshop on Advances in Macroecological Methods. Department of Animal Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Ume+�, Sweden. Allen 2005-11-03
Resilience and Sustainability in Australia, December 2009 – January 2010. Canberra, Sydney and Townsville, Australia Allen, Pope 2010-01-02
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC),Telmodule course, U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope, Chizinski 2011-04-06
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Pope 2007-03-18
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lubbock, Texas. Pope 2005-12-14
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope, Chizinski, Chipps 2013-04-11
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope, Chizinski 2011-05-12
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope, Winkelman 2010-05-13
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope 2009-04-26
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope 2008-05-29
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope 2007-09-12
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope 2006-05-24
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. Pope, Chizinski, Chipps 2017-05-11
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. Pope, Chizinski, Chipps 2012-06-01
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. Pope 2006-04-06
Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) Chipps, Pope, Chizinski 2014-05-22
Title and Location Speaker Date
Understanding resilience in working agricultural landscapes.
Presented to: USGS/University of Nebraska workshop on partnerships in climate change science. Lincoln, NE.
Allen 2008-11-05
Thinking and Rethinking Wildlife Management
Presented to: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Wildlife Division Meeting
Fontaine 2009-10-14
The influence of tree phenology on avian migration patterns and the potential role of climate change
Presented to: University of Nebraska
Fontaine 2009-03-04
The Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Presented to: Center for Grassland Studies, University of Nebraska
Allen 2004-10-05
Spatial and temporal variation in climate change: A migrant bird’s dilemma
Presented to: Sportsmen’s Forum on Climate Change
Fontaine 2009-12-01
Spatial and temporal variation in climate change: A migrant bird’s dilemma
Presented to: North Dakota State University
Fontaine 2009-10-02
Spatial and temporal patterns in recreational fishing
Presented to: University of Maine
Pope 2013-04-15
Spatial Risk Assessments for Fire Ant Impacts
Presented to: International Fire Ant Management Workshop, Brisbane, Australia.
Allen 2004-08-21
Resilience in ecosystems and other complex systems
Presented to: University of Nebraska
Allen 2005-02-10
Resilience and adaptive management of stressed watersheds.
Presented to: University of New Mexico
Allen 2010-11-09
Resilience and Novelty in Ecosystems and other Complex Systems.
Presented to: Texas Tech University
Allen 2006-11-01
Plasticity in growth of fish: an intricate component of life history
Presented to: University of Nebraska--Omaha
Pope 2006-01-18
Physiological, life-history, and behavioral responses of a breeding bird community to experimentally reduced nest predation risk
Presented to: USGS Northern Prairie Science Center
Fontaine 2009-10-05
Measuring fish condition: quandaries, paradoxes, and “If that is a light at the end of the tunnel, why is it red and blinking?”
Presented to: University of Wyoming
Pope 2012-11-02
Math-Bio: Estimating number of fish is easier than estimating number of anglers
Presented to: University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Pope 2014-10-09
Maintaining resilience of regional fisheries through management of anglers
Presented to: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Pope 2011-12-08
Large-scale patterns revealed by extraordinary fish
Presented to: University of Nebraska at Kearney
Pope 2012-09-17
If you build it will they come? Managing pheasants in tomorrow’s landscapes
Presented to: Nebraska Pheasants & Quail Forever State Habitat Meeting
Fontaine 2012-04-28
Emergent properties of recreational fisheries
Presented to: University of Nebraska--Omaha
Pope 2016-03-02
Discontinuities, resilience, and novelty.
Presented to: University of Alaska Seminar, Fairbanks.
Allen 2010-10-26
Cross-scale structure and the generation of resilience and novelty in complex discontinuous systems.
Presented to: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Allen 2007-07-14
Changing climates and changing landscapes: A migrant bird’s dilemma
Presented to: University of South Dakota
Fontaine 2012-09-24
Changing climates and changing landscapes: A migrant bird’s dilemma
Presented to: Iowa State University
Fontaine 2012-04-27
Avian conservation in the Prairie Pothole Region: Understanding the links between climate, ecosystem processes, wetland management, and bird communities.
Presented to: University of Nebraska
Fontaine 2010-11-29
Assessing resilience in social-ecological systems
Presented to: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Allen 2011-12-08
A snake in the garden: Ecological impacts or red imported fire ants
Presented to: Brisbane Fire Ant Watch Groups
Allen 2004-08-23
Title Presenter Date
STAT 997 Practicum in Statistical Consulting -- Fishery Science Pope 2015-10-27
SNR Professional Development Seminar -- Applying for Graduate School Pope 2014-10-03
Physilogical responses of fish to capture and release Pope 2006-02-24
NRES 898 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Science -- Basics of an Elevator Speech Pope 2018-09-10
NRES 330 Environmental Health -- Influence of fishing on human health Pope 2019-03-25
NRES 208 Introduction to Applied Climate -- Climate and weather impacts on fisheries and wildlife Pope 2019-11-15
NRES 163 Exploring Aquatic Ecology Careers -- Federal Employment Pope 2017-02-27
NRES 163 Exploring Aquatic Ecology Careers -- Federal Employment Pope 2016-03-14
NRES 163 Exploring Aquatic Ecology Careers -- Federal Employment Pope 2014-03-03
Limnology -- Fishes Pope 2011-03-16
LIFE 891 Complex Biosystems Seminar -- Recreational Fisheries Pope 2016-01-28
Introduction to Pond Management Pope 2009-11-12
Introduction to Adaptive Management Fontaine 2010-11-02
Ichthyology -- Systematics Pope 2012-01-23
Ichthyology -- Influence of fish biology on survival of fish that are caught and released by anglers Pope 2008-03-24
Ichthyology -- Genetics Pope 2012-01-25
Fishery Science -- Marking and tagging fish Pope 2010-10-26
Fishery Science -- Emerging paradigms of "What is a fishery?" Pope 2011-09-06
Climate Change and Wildlife Ecology Fontaine 2009-11-05
Avian Capturing and Handling Fontaine 2009-11-11
Applying for Graduate School Fontaine 2010-09-09
Applying for Employment with the US Government Pope 2010-11-08
Applied Climate Science -- Weather influences on wildlife Pope 2009-10-28
Applied Climate Science -- Weather influences on wildlife Pope 2008-11-19
Applied Climate Science -- Climate and weather impacts on fisheries and wildlife Pope 2013-12-02
Applied Climate Science -- Climate and weather impacts on fisheries and wildlife Pope 2011-11-14
Applied Climate Science -- Climate and weather impacts on fisheries and wildlife Pope 2010-11-17
Adaptive Management in State Wildlife Action Plans Fontaine 2010-08-17
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Wood, Chris (MS) Allen 2009 2013
Werner, Jake (MS) Pope 2018 Present
Uphoff, Christopher (MS) Pope 2010 2012
Uerling, Caleb (MS) Pope 2016 2017
Turner, Dylan (MS) Pope 2015 2017
Sundstrom, Shana (PhD) Pope 2013 2018
Sundstrom, Shana (MS) Allen 2006 2010
Stephen, Bruce (PhD) Allen 2010 2018
Steffensen, Kirk (MS) Pope 2012 2012
Spurgeon, Jonathan (PhD) Pope 2013 2016
Skinner, Irina (MS) Fontaine 2010 2011
Siddons, Stephen (MS) Pope 2013 2015
Shrestha , Prabhakar (PhD) Allen 2011 2014
Ruskamp, Ryan (MS) Pope 2014 Present
Rugg, Mathew (MS) Pope 2011 2013
Reichenbach , Matt (PhD) Pope 2017 Present
Pracheil, Brenda (PhD) Pope 2006 2010
Post van der Burg, Max (PhD) Allen 2004 2009
Porter, Dori (MS) Allen 2009 2010
Ohnesorg, Wayne (PhD) Allen 2009 2016
Messinger, Lindsey (MS) Pope 2012 2015
McFadden, Jamie (MS) Allen 2009 2010
Lakshmanan, Shankar (MS) Pope 2011 2012
Kill, Robert (MS) Fontaine 2011 2013
Kessler, Andrew (MS) Allen 2007 2009
Hogue, Jennifer (MS) Pope 2006 2008
Hogberg, Nicholas (MS) Pope 2012 2014
Hoffman, Christina (PhD) Allen 2010 2013
Haugen, Matthew (MS) Pope 2012 2013
Hansen, Henry (MS) Pope 2017 2019
Hammen, Jeremy (PhD) Pope 2010 2016
Hamel, Martin (PhD) Pope 2012 2013
Goble, Cameron (MS) Pope 2009 2011
Giovanni, Mathew (MS) Allen 2005 2009
Fedele, Alexis (MS) Pope 2014 2017
Edholm, Christina (PhD) Pope 2013 2016
Eckberg, James (MS) Allen 2005 2008
Dean, Quintin (MS) Pope 2018 Present
DeBoer, Jason (MS) Fontaine 2010 2014
Child, Mathew (MS) Allen 2008 2008
Brown, Mary (PhD) Fontaine 2010 2011
Blank, Aaron (MS) Pope 2010 2012
Biodrowski, Michelle (MS) Fontaine 2012 2013
Barada, Tony (MS) Pope 2007 2009
Archer, Michael (MS) Pope 2007 2009
Anderson, Tara (MS) Pope 2009 2010