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

Nebraska Education Activities


A green grassy horizon frames the image of blue waters where an angler is attempting to catch perch, bluegill, northern pike, or large mouthed bass at one of the seven lakes open to fishing at the Valentine National Wildlife Refuge in Valentine, Nebraska.

Teaching within NECRWRU includes formal classes, small groups, and one-on-one interactions, and emphasizes active-learning approaches that empower students to take responsibility for their life-long educational journey.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Writing for Publication Fontaine March 2012 March 2012
Vertebrate Population Analysis Spurgeon January 2022 May 2022
Special Topics: Applications of genomics in conservation Sonsthagen January 2023 May 2023
Science Writing Fontaine January 2012 May 2012
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2022 May 2022
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2020 May 2020
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2018 May 2018
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2016 May 2016
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2014 May 2014
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2012 May 2012
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2010 May 2010
Quantitative Fishery Assessment Pope January 2008 May 2008
Occupancy Modeling Fontaine January 2011 May 2011
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg, Fernando January 2023 May 2023
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg, Fernando January 2021 May 2021
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2019 May 2019
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2017 May 2017
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2015 May 2015
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2013 May 2013
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2011 May 2011
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2009 May 2009
Managed Aquatic Systems Pope, Pegg January 2007 May 2007
Landscape Ecology Allen January 2007 April 2007
Foundations of Resilience Allen January 2009 May 2009
Ecology of Riparian Systems Fontaine January 2010 May 2010
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen January 2017 May 2017
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen January 2010 May 2010
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen January 2008 May 2008
Ecology of Biological Invasions Allen January 2006 May 2006
Ecological Statistics Spurgeon January 2023 May 2023
Biodiversity Fontaine August 2010 December 2010
Adaptive Natural Resource Management Fontaine January 2013 May 2013
Adaptive Natural Resource Management Fontaine August 2010 December 2010
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Wood, Chris (MS) Allen 2009 2013
Williams, Brandy (PhD) Sonsthagen 2023 Present
Werner, Jake (MS) Pope 2018 2020
Uphoff, Christopher (MS) Pope 2010 2012
Uerling, Caleb (MS) Pope 2016 2017
Turner, Dylan (MS) Pope 2015 2017
Tousignant, Kelcy (MS) Pope 2021 Present
Swanson, Sarah (PhD) Sonsthagen 2024 Present
Sundstrom, Shana (PhD) Pope 2013 2018
Sundstrom, Shana (MS) Allen 2006 2010
Stevens, Jeffery (MS) Spurgeon 2021 Present
Stephen, Bruce (PhD) Allen 2010 2018
Steffensen, Kirk (MS) Pope 2012 2012
Starr, Krista (MS) Sonsthagen 2023 2023
Spurgeon, Jonathan (PhD) Pope 2013 2016
Spooner, Joesph (MS) Sonsthagen 2021 2023
Skinner, Irina (MS) Fontaine 2010 2011
Siddons, Stephen (MS) Pope 2013 2015
Shrestha , Prabhakar (PhD) Allen 2011 2014
Ruskamp, Ryan (MS) Pope 2014 2022
Rugg, Mathew (MS) Pope 2011 2013
Reichenbach , Matt (PhD) Pope 2017 2020
Radigan, William (PhD) Pope 2022 Present
Pracheil, Brenda (PhD) Pope 2006 2010
Post van der Burg, Max (PhD) Allen 2004 2009
Porter, Dori (MS) Allen 2009 2010
Piecora, Katie (MS) Sonsthagen 2021 2023
Ohnesorg, Wayne (PhD) Allen 2009 2016
Murray, Jennifer (MS) Sonsthagen 2022 Present
Messinger, Lindsey (MS) Pope 2012 2015
McFadden, Jamie (MS) Allen 2009 2010
Magruder, Mitch (MS) Spurgeon 2021 Present
Logan, Blake (MS) Sonsthagen 2022 Present
Larréy, Matthew (PhD) Pope 2023 Present
Larréy, Matthew (MS) Pope 2021 2022
Lakshmanan, Shankar (MS) Pope 2011 2012
LaPlante, Caroline (MS) Spurgeon 2021 Present
Kocik, Josh (MS) Spurgeon 2021 Present
Kill, Robert (MS) Fontaine 2011 2013
Kessler, Andrew (MS) Allen 2007 2009
Jahan, Israt (PhD) Pope 2021 Present
Hogue, Jennifer (MS) Pope 2006 2008
Hogberg, Nicholas (MS) Pope 2012 2014
Hoffman, Christina (PhD) Allen 2010 2013
Hickle, Kathryn (PhD) Sonsthagen 2023 2023
Haugen, Matthew (MS) Pope 2012 2013
Hart, Connor (MS) Pope 2022 Present
Hansen, Henry (MS) Pope 2017 2019
Hammen, Jeremy (PhD) Pope 2010 2016
Hamel, Martin (PhD) Pope 2012 2013
Guastello, Paula (PhD) Pope 2021 2022
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 2020
DeBoer, Jason (MS) Fontaine 2010 2014
Child, Mathew (MS) Allen 2008 2008
Brown, Mary (PhD) Fontaine 2010 2011
Brierly, Angela (PhD) Sonsthagen 2024 Present
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
Anderson, Brett (MS) Pope 2023 Present