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

Vermont Education Activities


Vermont Unit collage of photos including a moose, a research technician, Vermont landscapes, and bobcat.

As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate level courses, mentor graduate students, and conduct workshops for our cooperators. By combining teaching, research and technical assistance, the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides students not only with an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, but also receive unparalleled scientific training and applied work experience.

Students in the Vermont Unit Program can pursue an M.S. or Ph.D. degree through the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Students working with with Dr. Donovan generally participate in the Forest and Wildlife Sciences concentration.

Check out our course offerings and trainings below!

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Science Communication for Natural Resources Parrish January 2019 May 2019
R for Fledglings Donovan, Clarfeld January 2021 January 2021
Principles of Modeling/Population Dynamics Donovan January 2020 May 2020
Principles of Modeling/Population Dynamics Donovan January 2018 May 2018
Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets/Population Dynamics and Modeling Donovan January 2010 May 2010
Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets / Population Dynamics Donovan January 2016 May 2016
Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets / Population Dynamics Donovan, Brown January 2014 May 2014
Principles of Modeling with Spreadsheets / Population Dynamics Donovan January 2012 May 2012
Principles of Modeling Donovan January 2023 May 2023
Population Viability Analysis Donovan January 2003 May 2003
Population Dynamics and Modeling Donovan January 2008 May 2008
Population Dynamics and Modeling Donovan January 2006 May 2006
Population Dynamics and Modeling Donovan January 2004 May 2004
Population Dynamics and Modeling Donovan January 2002 May 2002
Population Dynamics and Modeling Donovan January 2001 May 2001
Parameter Estimation in Population Ecology (Occupancy Modeling) Donovan January 2007 May 2007
Parameter Estimation in Population Ecology Donovan January 2005 May 2005
Occupancy Modeling Donovan, Siren, Crimmins, Hines January 2023 May 2023
Occupancy Modeling Donovan, Hines January 2022 May 2022
Introduction to R Bootcamp Donovan, Henderson, Clarfeld, Massie January 2024 January 2024
Introduction to Occupancy Modeling Donovan September 2010 December 2010
Integrating Natural Science and Social Science Parrish January 2001 May 2001
Integrated Conservation Monitoring Donovan January 2009 May 2009
Graduate Student Seminar-On Becoming a Successful Scientist Parrish January 2012 May 2012
Ecosystem Management Donovan January 2003 May 2003
Ecology of Fishes Parrish September 2006 December 2006
Ecology of Fishes Parrish August 2012 December 2012
Ecology of Fishes Parrish August 2009 December 2009
Ecology of Fishes Parrish August 2004 December 2004
Ecology of Fishes Parrish August 2002 December 2002
Ecology and Management of a Small Lake Parrish September 2003 December 2003
Data Science for Ecologists Henderson August 2023 December 2023
Conservation Genetics Donovan January 2003 May 2003
Conservation Biology and Modeling Donovan February 2019 May 2019
Conservation Biology and Modeling Donovan December 2016 January 2017
Aquatic Ecology and Watershed Sciences Seminar Parrish January 2014 April 2014
Aquatic Ecology and Watershed Science Seminar Parrish January 2011 May 2011
Applied Ecology, Environment, and Society Donovan, Ventriss August 2015 December 2015
Advanced R Bootcamp Donovan, Henderson, Massie, Clarfeld January 2024 January 2024
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zalik, Nate (MS) Donovan 2006 2007
Williams, Sara (MS) Donovan 2010 2012
Williams, Laurel (MS) Donovan 2003 2004
Sutti, Flavio (PhD) Donovan 2011 2015
Sutti, Flavio (MS) Donovan 2008 2009
Smith, Stephen (MS) Parrish 2004 2006
Shustack, Daniel (MS) Donovan 2001 2004
Schwenk, W. (PhD) Donovan 2004 2007
Scarfo, Shelby (MS) Henderson 2022 Present
Roberts, Pauline (PhD) Donovan 2000 2000
Rinehart, Kurt (MS) Donovan 2004 2007
Riley, Jake (MS) Donovan 2006 2007
Rege-Colt , Manali (MS) Donovan 2021 2022
Peterson, Christine (MS) Donovan 2013 2014
O'Malley, Andrew (MS) Parrish 2013 2016
Noa, Leslie (MS) Donovan 2002 2005
Mcreynolds, Amelia (PhD) Henderson 2023 Present
McKenny, Heather (MS) Donovan 2004 2005
Martinsen, Ellen (MS) Donovan 2003 2004
Manaras, Katherine (MS) Donovan 2004 2005
Leavy, Patrick (MS) Donovan 2001 2005
Johnson, Pamela (MS) Donovan 2010 2011
Hughes, Megan (MS) Donovan 2000 2003
Howe, Hyla (MS) Donovan 2022 Present
Howe, Eric (PhD) Parrish 2003 2006
Howe, Eric (PhD) Donovan 2002 2006
Howe, Eric (MS) Parrish 2001 2003
Hey, Misha (MS) Donovan 2003 2005
Herbst, Seth (MS) Parrish 2009 2010
Gulka, Allison (MS) Donovan 2012 2014
Gudex-Cross, David (PhD) Donovan 2015 2016
Graves, Rose (MS) Donovan 2010 2011
Gorney, Rebecca (PhD) Parrish 2009 2014
Frey, Sarah (MS) Donovan 2006 2008
Fisher, Lynn (MS) Parrish 2003 2005
Farrell, Laura (PhD) Donovan 2005 2012
Espenshade, Jessica (MS) Donovan 2014 2015
Ellrott, Brian (MS) Parrish 2000 2003
Eisenhower, Marc (MS) Donovan 2001 2008
Duerr, Adam (PhD) Parrish 2001 2007
Drasher, Caitlin (MS) Donovan 2020 2021
Devino, Jaclyn (MS) Donovan 2011 2012
Degrassi, Allyson (PhD) Donovan 2012 2016
Cole, Wendy (MS) Donovan 2012 2014
Chellman, Isaac (MS) Donovan 2008 2010
Caputo, Laura (MS) Donovan 2008 2011
Brown, Michelle (PhD) Henderson 2022 2023
Bouffard, Wayne (MS) Parrish 2006 2009
Beiss, Ashley (MS) Donovan 2008 2010
Aylward, Cody (MS) Donovan 2015 2017
Austin, Maia (PhD) Donovan 2021 Present