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

Virginia Education Activities


The Virginia Unit conducts vital research for understanding population dynamics of many bat species, including the red bat.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
biodiversity conservation & environmental sustainability Angermeier January 2014 May 2014
Undergraduate Research Vaughan January 2004 May 2004
Undergraduate Research Angermeier January 2004 May 2004
Habitat Management in the Applachians and Piedmont Ford August 2019 December 2019
Habitat Management in the Appalachians and Piedmont Ford August 2017 December 2017
Habitat Management in the Appalachians and Piedmont Ford August 2015 December 2015
Graduate Seminar Vaughan January 2007 May 2007
Graduate Seminar Vaughan January 2005 May 2005
Graduate Seminar Angermeier January 2003 May 2003
Graduate Seminar Vaughan January 2002 May 2002
Graduate Seminar Vaughan January 2001 May 2001
Graduate Seminar Vaughan August 2008 December 2008
Graduate Seminar Vaughan August 2007 December 2007
Freshwater Mussel Biology Neves August 2005 December 2005
Freshwater Biomonitoring Angermeier January 2002 December 2002
Freshwater Biomonitoring Angermeier August 2004 December 2004
Freshwater Biomonitoring Angermeier August 2002 December 2002
Freshwater Biomonitoring Angermeier August 2000 May 2001
Endangered Species Management Neves August 2002 December 2002
Endangered Species Management Neves August 2000 December 2000
Constructing Sustainability Angermeier January 2010 May 2010
Constructing Sustainability Angermeier February 2011 February 2011
Constructing Sustainability Angermeier August 2005 December 2005
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Two day training of a Wildlife Management class from Hocking College, Ohio on techniques for immobilizing black bears and entering black bear dens to acquire information on reproduction. Vaughan March 2002
Presentation on the endangered James spinymussel at a VDOT workshop, Wytheville, VA Neves May 2005
One day training for a Forest Ecology Class from University of Arkansas on techniques for capturing and handling wild black bears. Vaughan June 2002
Evaluating acoustical bat surveys for ESA compliance Ford May 2019
Completed teaching the Graduate Seminar. Vaughan December 2007
4 month training session for PhD student from Lisbon, Portugal Neves December 2004
2 week training session for student from Turin, Italy. Neves June 2004
Title and Location Speaker Date
What has the living earth done for you lately?
Presented to: Virginia Tech
Angermeier April 2014
Using spatial analysis of ecosystem services to inform aquatic biodiversity conservation.
Presented to: Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Angermeier July 2016
Using spatial analysis of ecosystem services to inform aquatic biodiversity conservation
Presented to: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
Angermeier July 2017
Mountain Goat Ecology in the Wallowa Mountains, Oregon
Presented to: Virginia Tech
Vaughan January 2002
Making conservation biology relevant: muddlings and reflections of a fish ecologist. Seminar for Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Presented to: University of Georgia
Angermeier January 2009
Making conservation biology relevant: muddlings and reflections of a fish ecologist.
Presented to: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2008.
Angermeier June 2008
Making biological conservation broadly relevant: a fish ecologist’s meddlings and muddlings. Seminar for Schwartz Seminar Series, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2010.
Presented to: University of Missouri
Angermeier January 2010
Making biological conservation broadly relevant: a fish ecologist’s meddlings and muddlings. Seminar for Department of Zoology and Anthropology, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.
Presented to: University of Lisbon
Angermeier January 2010
Making biological conservation broadly relevant: a fish ecologist’s meddlings and muddlings. Seminar for Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Girona, Girona, Spain, 2010.
Presented to: University of Girona
Angermeier January 2010
Lessons in ecology and conservation from long-term monitoring of Roanoke logperch. Seminar for Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Presented to: University of Georgia
Angermeier January 2009
Incorporating species traits into the GAP to enhance conservation of native fishes
Presented to: USGS Aquatic Gap Analysis Program, Santa Barbara, CA,
Angermeier June 2008
Framing environmental issues in terms of ecosystem services: experiences in the Albemarle-Pamlico basin and beyond
Presented to: USEPA
Angermeier June 2014
Fifteen years of Appalachian northern flying squirrels
Presented to: Ferrum College
Ford January 2012
Endangered Mussel Propagation in Virginia
Presented to: R05, Hadley, MA
Neves August 2003
Black Bear Population Ecology in Virginia, USA
Presented to: Pingtung Universtiy of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Vaughan March 2003
BMP efficacy in mitigating livestock impacts on benthic habitat quality
Presented to: Natural Resources Conservation Service - Virginia State Office
Angermeier February 2020
Aquatic conservation: challenges for science and conscience.
Presented to: Colorado State University
Angermeier September 2001
Applying the concept of biological integrity: IBIs and beyond.
Presented to: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, MD
Angermeier April 2004
A modern Noah's Ark story: saving endangered mollusks from extinction.
Presented to: Virginia Tech
Neves February 2001
Title Presenter Date
best available science Angermeier June 2011
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Angermeier January 2008
Viewing freshwater fish ecology through a landscape lens Angermeier March 2002
Viewing aquatic conservation through a landscape lens Angermeier June 2003
Using Acoustics to Identify Bats Ford September 2020
The role of age structure and sex ratios in population dynamics Vaughan February 2002
Spruce Restoration for Northern Flying Squirrels Ford April 2020
Sociological constraints for aquatic conservation Angermeier June 2003
Sex and age structure in wild animal populations Vaughan February 2001
Presentation on “Best Available Science” to FiW graduate seminar Angermeier October 2010
Presentation on “Aquatic Ecology” to Virginia Master Naturalist Program Angermeier November 2010
Grantsmanship Neves September 2005
Freshwater Biomonitoring Angermeier October 2010
Freshwater Biomonitoring Angermeier November 2010
Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences Department Graduate Seminar course Angermeier January 2010
Exploitation and Conservation of Freshwater Mussels Neves November 2002
Ethical Treatment of Animals Vaughan December 2002
Endangered Mussels Neves October 2002
Endangered Aquatic Species Neves March 2003
Biological diversity and integrity: conceptions and applications Angermeier June 2003
Biodiversity and endangered species Neves November 2004
Bear Ecology and Management lecture to visiting class from College of Forest Resources, University of Arkansas-Monticello Vaughan June 2002
Bear Ecology Lecture given to visiting Wildlife Management class from Hocking College, Ohio Vaughan March 2002
Aspects of black bear biology and physiology Vaughan July 2004
Aquatic conservation: challenge for science and conscience Angermeier March 2002
Aquatic biodiversity and biological integrity Angermeier April 2002
A Noah's ark story: saving endangered mollusks from extinction. Virginia Tech Lecture Series. Neves February 2001
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
tang, man (MS) Angermeier 2010 Present
garst, david (PhD) Angermeier 2010 Present
Zimmerman, Lora (MS) Angermeier 1999 2002
Williams, Craig (MS) Angermeier 1999 2003
Williams, Alison (PhD) Angermeier 1998 2003
Valenti, Ted (MS) Neves 2002 2004
True, Michael (MS) Ford 2019 Present
Timm, Anne (MS) Angermeier 2005 Present
Tilton, Mary (MS) Vaughan 2002 2005
Thorne, Emily (PhD) Ford 2014 2020
Taylor, Hila (MS) Ford 2019 Present
Sweeten, Sarah (PhD) Ford 2011 2016
St. Germain, Michael (PhD) Ford 2015 Present
St. Germain, Michaeal (PhD) Ford 2013 Present
Silvis, Alex (PhD) Ford 2011 2014
Settlage, Katie (MS) Vaughan 2003 2005
Quinlan, Braiden (MS) Ford 2020 Present
Quince, Gyasi (MS) Vaughan 1999 2002
Pritt, Jeremy (MS) Angermeier 2008 Present
Petty, Melissa (MS) Angermeier 2002 2004
Peoples, Brandon (MS) Angermeier 2008 Present
Olden, Julian (PhD) Angermeier 2001 2004
Odom, Rick (PhD) Ford 2011 2018
Nocera, Tomas (MS) Ford 2017 2018
Mutherspaugh, Mike (MS) Ford 2015 2017
McManamay, Ryan (PhD) Angermeier 2008 Present
McMahon, Sean (MS) Vaughan 2006 2008
McGhee, Jay (PhD) Vaughan 2001 Present
Maloney, Tim (MS) Neves 2003 Present
Mahoney, Kathleen (MS) Ford 2011 2013
Kniowski, Andrew (PhD) Ford 2012 2016
Kanine, Jennifer (PhD) Ford 2010 2016
Kane, Mamadou (MS) Ford 2011 2014
Kalen, Nick (MS) Ford 2016 Present
Kalen, Nicholas (MS) Ford 2017 Present
Johnson, Laura (MS) Angermeier 2004 2005
Houghton, Larry (PhD) Vaughan 2000 2005
Hooper, Melissa (MS) Vaughan 2004 Present
Hahn, Marissa (MS) Ford 2019 Present
Guyot, Jennifer (MS) Angermeier 2003 Present
Grogan, Whitney (MS) Vaughan 2002 2004
Gorman, Katherine (MS) Ford 2019 Present
Gilbert, Elizabeth (MS) Vaughan 2003 2005
Freeze, Sam (MS) Ford 2017 Present
Felipe, Filipa (PhD) Angermeier 2004 Present
Evans, Andrew (MS) Ford 2012 2014
Devers, Pat (PhD) Vaughan 2000 2004
Deeley, Sabrina (PhD) Ford 2016 2019
Davis, Miranda (MS) Vaughan 2006 2009
Davis, Michelle (MS) Neves 2002 2004
Coleman, Laci (MS) Ford 2011 2013
Clarson, Matt (MS) Neves 2004 Present
Campbell, Gretchen (MS) Neves 2002 2005
Burcher, Chris (PhD) Angermeier 2001 2005
Bumann, George (MS) Vaughan 1999 2002
Brown, Megan (MS) Neves 2002 2004
Barr, Elaine (MS) Ford 2016 2019
Austin, Lauren (MS) Ford 2014 2017