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

South Dakota Education Activities


Collage of photos including a mountain lion, a telemetry study, mallard ducks ad a sturgeon.

Unit scientists contribute to the curriculum offerings at South Dakota State University by teaching graduate-level courses in fish and wildlife ecology.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Year of Science Berry September 2009 December 2009
Wildlife Research Design Stafford January 2017 April 2017
Wildlife Research Design Stafford January 2015 May 2015
Wildlife Research Design Stafford January 2013 May 2013
Wildlife Research Design Stafford February 2019 September 2019
The Beak of the Finch Stafford January 2012 April 2012
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 2003 December 2003
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 2001 December 2001
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1999 December 1999
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1997 December 1997
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1995 December 1995
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1993 December 1993
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1991 December 1991
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1989 December 1989
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1987 December 1987
Stream Ecology and Management Berry September 1985 December 1985
Stream Ecology and Management Berry January 2010 May 2010
Stream Ecology and Management Berry January 2008 May 2008
Stream Ecology and Management Berry August 2005 December 2005
Public Invovlement Principles & Techniques Gigliotti January 2015 May 2015
Public Involvement Principles & Techniques Gigliotti January 2017 May 2017
Independent Study - Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management Stafford January 2020 May 2020
Independent Study - Modeling Principles for Natural Resources Management Stafford January 2019 May 2019
Independent Study - Introduction to R for Biologists (baseR) Stafford January 2020 May 2020
Independent Study Mazik, Chipps August 2019 December 2019
Independent Study Edwards, Chipps August 2019 December 2019
Independent Study Chipps August 2018 December 2018
Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries Gigliotti January 2018 May 2018
Honors Colloquium Berry September 2009 December 2009
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 2007 May 2007
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 2005 May 2005
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 2003 May 2003
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 2001 May 2001
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1999 May 1999
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1997 May 1997
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1995 May 1995
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1993 May 1993
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1991 May 1991
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1989 May 1989
Fish Structure and Function Berry January 1987 May 1987
Fish Biology Berry January 2009 May 2009
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps September 2012 December 2012
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps September 2010 December 2010
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps September 2008 December 2008
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps September 2002 December 2002
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps July 2014 December 2014
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps August 2008 December 2008
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps August 2006 December 2006
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps August 2004 December 2004
Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates Chipps August 2000 December 2000
Behavioral Ecology Stafford January 2014 May 2014
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2020 May 2020
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2018 May 2018
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2016 May 2016
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2014 May 2014
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2012 May 2012
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2010 May 2010
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2008 May 2008
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2006 May 2006
Aquatic Trophic Ecology Chipps January 2004 May 2004
Advanced Limnology Chipps January 2002 May 2002
Advanced Limnology Chipps January 2000 May 2000
Advanced Human Dimensions: A Scientific Approach to the Social Environment of Natural Resource Management Gigliotti January 2016 May 2016
Advanced Human Dimensions: A Scientific Approach to the Social Environment Gigliotti January 2018 May 2018
Advanced Human Dimensions Gigliotti January 2014 May 2014
Advanced Human Dimensions Gigliotti August 2012 December 2012
Adaptive Management and Structured Decisions Making / Natural Resource Management Planning Gigliotti, Wilson January 2018 April 2018
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Webinar-based short course (1 day) on using bioenergetics models to calculate contaminant concentrations in fishes Chipps September 2009
To French University: Berry supervised T. Combe, an intern from the National Polytechnic Institute, ENSAT (National Superior School of Agronomics, Toulouse). Combe is studying hydrology of Six Mile Creek in concert with Topeka shiner studies. Berry July 2005
Three refresher classes to people wishing to renew their aquatic pesticide applicant license. Cities and counties control cattails in ditches, sewage lagoons, and flood control ponds; County workers control weeds in Game Production Areas; golf courses con Berry January 2005
This workshop provided a one hour presentation of the Minnesota landowner survey information to MN Department of Natural Resources land managers and biologists followed by discussions of how the information can be used to change landowner behavior and increase participation in conservation programs. Gigliotti, Sweikert March 2018
This workshop provided a 1.5 hour presentation of the results of a survey of South Dakota landowners to South Dakota GFP staff and a 1.5 hour discussion of the implications and use of the information. Gigliotti March 2019
This workshop provided a 1.5 hour presentation of the results of a survey of Montana landowners to Montana FWP land manager staff and a 2 hour discussion of the implications and use of the information. Gigliotti September 2018
Safety Orientation Berry May 2007
Rare fishes of South Dakota, with emphasis on Topeka shiner habitat and identification. Blausey, Berry April 2001
Pesticide Applicator Certification Berry February 2001
Pathways to Success: Principles of Public Involvement. This workshop was designed to provide participants with an introduction to public involvement principles and techniques. Participants gained an understanding of what it means for an agency to have a public involvement philosophy and ability to recognize situations when public involvement is needed. Participants learned how to select appropriate public involvement techniques and how to design a public involvement program. Strengths and weaknesses of various public involvement techniques were discussed. Provided to participants at the 75th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, IN Gigliotti February 2015
Participated in a workshop for 25 Natural Resources Conservation Service staff in Huron, South Dakota; led a field trip to Pearl Creek to discuss the fish view of a stream and presented a one hour talk on rivers of South Dakota. Berry June 2008
One of three Unit personnel who organized, facilitated, and chaired a workshop on the five-year review of the status of the Topeka shiner. Berry May 2007
Motorboat Operators Certification Course (MOCC) Chipps June 2019
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska. Pope, Chizinski, Chipps April 2013
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska Chipps May 2010
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Lincoln, Nebraska Chipps April 2009
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. Pope, Chizinski, Chipps May 2017
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior, Brookings, South Dakota. Pope, Chizinski, Chipps June 2012
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Chipps May 2007
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Chipps May 2006
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Chipps, Berry June 2008
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Berry July 2001
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Berry August 2002
Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC), Brookings, SD. Chipps May 2013
Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) Chipps, Pope, Chizinski May 2014
Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) Chipps July 2018
Motorboat Operator Certification Course Chipps April 2014
Modeling Mercury Accumuation in Fishes Using Bioenergetic Models Chipps July 2001
MOCC training Chipps April 2015
Investigation of Fish and Mussel Kills Chipps November 2005
Introduction to Fish Bioenergetics 4.0. Presented at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI Chipps January 2016
Introduction to Fish Bioenergetics 4.0. Presented at the 147th Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Kansas City, MO Chipps August 2016
Introduction to Fish Bioenergetics 4.0 -- a new, R-based software package that we developed Chipps February 2017
Instructed Motorboat Operators Certification course for Department of Interior employees. Chipps May 2012
Enhancing Scientific Communciation: A workshop presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Dakota Chapter American Fisheries Society Chipps February 2014
Electrofishing safety Chipps August 2007
Course in boating safety, which followed the Department of Interior guidelines for the Marine Operator Certification course, and included emergency situations. Berry June 2004
Coop Unit Safety Refresher Berry April 2003
Conflict resolution Chipps February 2007
Beyond Before-After-Control-Impact (BACI): an experimental design for reliably detecting environmental change. The workshop covered asymmetrical analysis of variance designs and models for detecting change in time series date. Chipps February 2012
Beyond Before-After-Control-Impact (BACI): an experimental design for reliably detecting environmental change. The workshop covered asymmetrical analysis of variance designs and models for detecting change in time series date. Chipps, James December 2012
Aquatic pesticide recertification. Berry January 2003
Aquatic pesticide recertification. Berry February 2003
Aquatic pest control recertification. Berry January 2008
An Overview of Adaptive Management - Provided for participants attending the Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Bismarck, ND. Gigliotti February 2013
ATV/UTV Safety Training. Stafford April 2018
ATV/UTV Safety Training Stafford May 2019
ATV/UTV Safety Training Stafford May 2019
ATV/UTV Safety Training Stafford May 2015
ATV/UTV Safety Training Stafford June 2017
ATV/UTV Safety Training Stafford April 2020
ATV/UTV Safety Training Stafford April 2014
A Review of Lake Productivity Indices and Implications for Fisheries Assessment Chipps March 2004
1-hr aquatic pesticide applicator?s recertification course. Berry December 2006
Title and Location Speaker Date
Zooplanktivory and nutrient regeneration by vertebrate and invertebrate planktivores: implications for trophic interactions in oligotrophic lakes.
Presented to: University of South Dakota, Department of Biology, Vermillion, South Dakota
Chipps March 2000
Writing About Water in the West: The Missouri River History
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Berry October 2001
Wetland functions and mosquito control.
Presented to: West Nile Virus Conference, South Dakota Department of Health, Pierre, South Dakota
Chipps September 2002
Using Human Dimensions in the management of Black Hills Deer and Mountain Lions
Presented to: University of North Dakota
Gigliotti September 2015
Use of alum treatments to regulate lake productivity.
Presented to: Mitchell City Council Meeting, Mitchell, South Dakota
Chipps August 2002
Theory and application of fish bioenergetics models
Presented to: University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
Chipps November 2011
The Warp and Woof Among SDSU Alumni
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Berry September 2004
South Dakota Riverine Fish Research
Presented to: University of South Dakota
Berry October 2005
SDSU science and public opinions about science and scientists
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Berry January 2010
Research Review
Presented to: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks' Commissioner's Meeting
Chipps, Berry April 2008
Monitoring and assessment of floodplain wetlands in the upper Missouri River basin.
Presented to: Missouri River Institute, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota.
Chipps April 2008
Modeling mercury uptake in fishes using bioenergetics models.
Presented to: Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Seminar, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
Chipps July 2001
Mercury dynamics in aquatic ecosystems: implications for humans and fish.
Presented to: Kansas State University
Chipps February 2016
Mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Chipps April 2006
Issues that influence public understanding and skepticism of science.
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Berry April 2009
Influence of variable prey abundance on walleye growth and condition in Lake Oahe
Presented to: Walleyes Unlimited annual meeting
Chipps February 2011
Influence of climate variability on fish mercury accumulation in glacial lakes
Presented to: Lakehead University
Chipps March 2010
Influence of Didymosphenia geminata on fisheries resources in Rapid Creek, South Dakota
Presented to: Black Hill's Fly Angler's annual meeting
Chipps December 2009
Habitat linked polymorphism in bluegill sunfish: why all fish aren't created equal.
Presented to: International Shallow Lake Workshop, Delta Marsh Field Station, University of Manitoba, Canada
Chipps August 2001
Factors affecting mercury accumulation in walleyes
Presented to: Walleyes Unlimited
Chipps February 2008
Development and application of bioenergetics models
Presented to: University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
Chipps April 2009
Conservation planning for waterfowl in the midcontinent: improving the scientific foundation
Presented to: U.S.G.S. EROS Data Center
Stafford June 2011
Biological indicators of wetland condition: more than just puddles in the field?
Presented to: Department of Biology Seminar Series, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
Chipps October 2003
Biological indicators in floodplain wetlands
Presented to: Augustana College
Chipps April 2004
Title Presenter Date
Year of Science and a New Model for the Process of Science Berry September 2009
Year of Science and Public Understanding of Science Berry January 2009
Wildlife Value Orientations & Other Human Dimensions Topics Gigliotti February 2017
Waterfowl on weather radar (WL 419-519, Waterfowl Ecology for K. C. Jensen) Stafford November 2011
Waterfowl and Agricultural Wetlands Stafford November 2018
Waterfowl and Agricultural Wetlands Stafford November 2017
Waterfowl and Agricultural Wetlands Stafford April 2019
Water Quality Chipps November 2003
Top Down and Bottom Up Factors That Influence Public Understanding of Science Berry September 2009
Thinking About River Structure and Biota in Four Dimensions ? Longitudinal, Lateral, Vertical, and Temporal Berry October 2007
The History of the U. S. Geological Survey Chipps October 2003
South Dakota?s River ?Estate? Berry May 2008
Safety in Field Work Berry September 2001
Safety Awareness Berry September 2008
Safety Berry September 2002
Role of the Media in Communicating Science to the Public Berry October 2009
Public-Sector Problem-Solving & Decision-Making Gigliotti February 2019
Public Involvement Techniques Gigliotti February 2019
Overview of the history of fisheries and fishing in South Dakota. Berry February 2008
Normative Science: What is the Role of Scientists in Policy and Politics? Berry January 2008
Missouri River Facts for Natural Resource Writers Berry November 2003
Mercury accumulation in fishes and current Hg advisory issues in South Dakota. Chipps April 2004
Mercury Dynamics in Fishes Chipps April 2010
Mercury Accumulation in Fishes Chipps April 2008
Management of Human Users (WL 220) Gigliotti November 2011
Landowner Relations Gigliotti March 2019
Lake Habitat Management Chipps November 2005
Laboratory Protocols Chipps September 2008
Laboratory Procedures/Safety/Courtesy Berry September 2007
Invertebrate Drift Chipps October 2003
Intorduction to Public Involvement Gigliotti February 2019
Human Dimensions:Survey Methodology Gigliotti March 2012
Human Dimensions: Science or Art? Gigliotti March 2013
Human Dimensions: Survey Methodology Gigliotti November 2012
Human Dimensions and Large Mammal Management Gigliotti September 2015
Human Dimensions Study of Wildlife Law Enforcement Gigliotti November 2016
Human Dimensions - Survey Methodology Gigliotti April 2016
History of the Missouri River Berry November 2002
History and Perspectives of Human Dimensions in Wildlife Gigliotti January 2014
Fisheries and Aquatic Systems Chipps September 2018
Fish Mercury Research Chipps October 2009
Fish Bioenergetics 4l0 Chipps December 2017
Fish Bioenergetics Chipps November 2009
Field Data Collection/Freezer Chipps September 2007
Factors influencing body condition of spring-migrating waterfowl Stafford November 2020
Factors Influencing Mercury Concentration in Fishes Chipps October 2008
Factors Affecting Fish Recruitment Chipps October 2004
Endangered Species Managment Chipps April 2020
Development of biomonitoring criteria for floodplain wetlands in the Missouri River Basin. Chipps April 2004
Data Management Chipps August 2002
Connectedness: Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Berry October 2005
Conflict Resolution Chipps February 2007
Biological Indicators of Wetland Condition: More Than Just a Puddle in the Field? Chipps November 2002
Bioenergetics modeling Chipps October 2016
Attitudes and Intended Behaviors towards Fishing and Hunting Regulations - Part 1 Gigliotti November 2018
Aquatic habitat management. Chipps November 2006
Aquatic habitat and transitional aquatic-terrestrial habitats to an introductory class on fish and wildlife management Berry November 2006
Aquatic Habitats Chipps November 2002
Aquatic Habitats Chipps November 2001
Aquatic Habitat Types Berry November 2009
Aquatic Habitat Management Chipps November 2010
Aquatic Habitat Management Chipps November 2009
Aquatic Habitat Management Chipps November 2004
Aquatic Habitat Management Chipps November 2003
Aquatic Habitat Management Chipps November 2000
Aquatic Habitat Chipps November 2008
Aquatic Habitat Berry November 2008
Aquatic Habitat Chipps November 2007
Aquatic Habitat Berry November 2007
Aquatic Habitat Berry November 2004
Aquatic Habitat Berry November 2003
Aquatic Habitat Berry November 2002
Aquatic Habitat Berry November 2001
Application of Bioenergetics Modeling to Estimate Contaminant Uptake in Fishes Chipps April 2010
American Institute of Biological Sciences Programs Berry February 2008
Age and Sex in Wildlife Management (WL 220) Stafford October 2011
3 Models of Public Involvement Gigliotti February 2019
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zweifel, Richard (PhD) Chipps 2000 2006
Wuellner, Melissa (PhD) Chipps 2005 2009
Wirwa, Nicholas (MS) Chipps 2004 2007
Wieseler, Austin (MS) Stafford 2019 Present
Werlin, Kent (MS) Chipps 2000 2002
Weier, Lisa (MS) Chipps 2011 2012
Weber, Michael (PhD) Chipps 2008 2011
Webb, Nancy (MS) Chipps 2001 2003
Ward, Matthew (MS) Chipps 2001 2003
Wanner, Greg (MS) Berry 2002 2006
VanderVorst, Ross (MS) Berry 2007 2009
Tycz, Brandon (MS) Stafford 2014 2016
Trembath, Cameron (MS) Chipps 2011 2013
Tetzlaff, Sarah (MS) Berry 1989 2002
Sweikert, Lily (PhD) Gigliotti 2014 Present
Sundmark, Aaron (PhD) Gigliotti 2016 Present
Stevens, Tanner (MS) Chipps 2012 2014
Spengler, Daniel (MS) Berry 2010 2010
Smart, Tammie (MS) Chipps 2001 2004
Slayter, Travis (MS) Berry 1999 2002
Sidie-Slettedahl, Anna (MS) Stafford 2012 2013
Schumman , David (PhD) Stafford 2012 2017
Schumann, David (PhD) Stafford 2013 2017
Schumann, David (PhD) Chipps 2013 2017
Schultz, Luke (MS) Chipps 2009 2011
Schlafke, Katie (MS) Chipps 2016 Present
Scheid, Marcus (MS) Berry 2002 2004
Schafer, Zachary (MS) Berry 2008 2010
Schaeffer, Travis (MS) Chipps 2010 2012
Satyshur, Colleen (MS) Chipps 2005 2008
Renganathan, Sandhya (MS) Chipps 2005 2005
Remington, Jessica (MS) Berry 2007 2009
Rasmussen, Eric (MS) Berry 2010 2010
Rasmussen, Eric (MS) Berry 2002 2005
Rapp, Tobia (PhD) Chipps 2010 2014
Radigan, Will (MS) Chipps 2014 2016
Rader, James (MS) Chipps 2003 2005
Radabaugh, Nicholas (MS) Chipps 2004 2006
Pitcher, Kristopher (PhD) Chipps 2012 2018
Pillatzki, Angela (MS) Chipps 2003 2008
Pfrimmer, Jarrett (PhD) Gigliotti 2014 2017
Pap, Jonathan (MS) Chipps 2007 2009
Nevison, Sarah (MS) Stafford 2014 2018
Moratz, Katherine (MS) Stafford 2014 2016
Michels, Alex (MS) Chipps 2019 Present
Meyer, Hilary (MS) Chipps 2009 2011
McCuthcheon, Cindie (MS) Chipps 2009 2011
Mangan, Matthey (MS) Chipps 2002 2004
Machado, Sagaya (MS) Berry 2003 2008
Lyons, Cade (MS) Chipps 2018 Present
Longhenry, Christopher (MS) Chipps 2005 2007
Lehrke, Tracey (MS) Berry 2006 2010
LeBron, Matthew (MS) Chipps 2010 2010
Larson, Eric (MS) Berry 1999 2001
Lagner, Alex (MS) Chipps 2004 2006
Kolstrom, Rebecca (MS) Gigliotti 2017 Present
Knadle, Brian (MS) Chipps 2002 2008
Kludt, Nick (PhD) Chipps 2016 Present
Kirkeeng, Chance (MS) Chipps 2015 2017
Kauth, Adam (MS) Stafford 2017 2019
Kaiser, Chad (MS) Chipps 2015 2017
Kahara, Sharon (PhD) Chipps 2003 2007
Kaemingk, Mark (PhD) Chipps 2011 2014
Jungworth, Jason (MS) Berry 2000 2004
Jolley, Jeffrey (PhD) Chipps 2004 2009
Jensen, Karen (MS) Chipps 2000 2002
Janke, Adam (PhD) Chipps 2011 2016
James, Dan (PhD) Chipps 2007 2011
Isermann, Daniel (PhD) Chipps 2000 2003
Hintz, William (PhD) Chipps 2011 2015
Henderson, Kjetil (MS) Gigliotti 2012 2014
Hayer, Cari An (PhD) Chipps 2009 2014
Hawkins, Michael (MS) Chipps 2000 2002
Hamel, Martin (MS) Chipps 2004 2006
Graves, Vicki (MS) Berry 2004 2004
Graeb, Brian (PhD) Chipps 2003 2006
Gottlob, Matt (MS) Stafford 2013 Present
Gasper, Bryan (MS) Chipps 2000 2003
Fullhart, Howard (MS) Berry 2000 2001
Fopma, Seth (PhD) Chipps 2016 Present
Fopma, Seth (PhD) Gigliotti 2015 Present
Fincel, Mark (PhD) Chipps 2007 2011
Fergen, Joshua (PhD) Gigliotti 2015 2016
Felts, Eli (PhD) Chipps 2014 2018
Dembkowski, Daniel (PhD) Chipps 2012 2015
DeBates, Timothy (MS) Chipps 2001 2003
Davis, Tanner (MS) Chipps 2018 Present
Cudmore, Kris (MS) Stafford 2014 2016
Csargo, Isak (MS) Chipps 2009 2011
Connelly, Susan (MS) Chipps 2011 2013
Caldwell, Timothy (MS) Chipps 2010 2011
Burchfield, James (PhD) Chipps 2012 2018
Breeggemann, Jason (PhD) Chipps 2012 2016