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

Wyoming Education Activities

A Wyoming Coop student uses telemetry to locate a study animal.

The Wyoming Unit’s primary responsibility at the University of Wyoming is to enhance the training of graduate students. The Unit Leader (1) and Assistant Unit Leaders (2) are USGS employees, but hold full faculty appointments in the Department of Zoology and Physiology. In this capacity they supervise graduate students in the Department and serve on graduate committees for students in several UW departments.
As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate level courses, mentor graduate students, and provide continuing education for our cooperators. By combining teaching, research and technical assistance, the WY 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. By training the next generation of natural resource scientists, we enable the sound management of the nation's natural resources.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Writing and Reviewing Science Chalfoun 2019-08-28 2019-12-10
Readings in Habitat Ecology Kauffman 2007-09-01 2007-12-01
Predator Functions Kauffman 2007-01-01 2007-05-01
Issues in Fisheries Management Hubert 2001-01-20 2001-05-05
Habitat Selection Chalfoun 2019-08-28 2019-12-10
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Practices Hubert 2005-01-17 2005-05-13
Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Practice Hubert 2003-01-21 2003-05-16
Ecology as a Research Discipline Walters 2019-08-29 2019-12-15
Ecology as a Discipline Walters 2017-08-31 2017-12-07
Ecological effects of climate change Walters 2012-01-01 2012-05-31
Advanced Topics in Stream Ecology Walters 2017-01-23 2017-05-12
Advanced Topics in Stream Ecology Walters 2014-01-15 2014-04-30
Advanced Fisheries Managment Walters 2019-01-20 2019-05-06
Advanced Fisheries Management Walters 2016-01-26 2016-05-05
Advanced Fisheries Management Walters 2013-01-15 2013-05-02
Advanced Fisheries Management Hubert 2009-01-11 2009-05-15
Advanced Fisheries Management Hubert 2007-01-08 2007-05-11
Advanced Fisheries Management Hubert 2006-01-09 2006-05-10
Advanced Fisheries Management Hubert 2004-01-21 2004-05-14
Advanced Fisheries Management Hubert 2002-01-14 2002-05-16
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Use of the warmwater stream assessment methodology in Wyoming Hubert 2004-01-05
Technical writing workshop for aquatic biologists. 10 participants, all employees of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Fish Division. Hubert 2002-04-26
Rotenone and antimycin use in fisheries management. Course for certification by Wyoming Department of Agriculture. 30 students. Hubert 2002-01-10
Rotenone and antimycin use in fisheries management. Pesticide applicators training for Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists, Laramie, Wyoming. Hubert 2009-01-28
Rotenone and antimycin use by fisheries scientists. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Inspectors, Field Training, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Hubert 2009-04-24
Over the water training Walters 2018-02-02
Over the water training Walters 2017-03-21
Over the water training Walters 2015-05-11
Outboart motorboat operators training for USGS employees. Team taught. Course for certification of U.S. Department of Interior employees. Denver, Colorado. 25 students. Hubert 2002-05-23
Estimation of relative abundanced of fishes. Continuing education course at Western Division, American Fisheries Society Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Hubert 2008-05-04
Estimation methods for absolute and relative measures of fish populations. Continuing education course at the Montana Chapter, American Fisheries Society meeting, Billings, Montana. Co-taught with Daniel Hayes, Michigan State University. Hubert 2008-02-12
ATV training. Walters 2014-10-16
ATV training Walters 2016-10-19
"Watershed Definitions, Models, and Management Applications" Aquatic and Terrestrial Habitat Biologists, Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Hubert 2007-02-08
Title and Location Speaker Date
Wolves, elk, and aspen on Yellowstone?s Northern Range: patterns, responses, and consequences of predation risk
Presented to: University of Wyoming Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Kauffman 2006-09-14
Wolves, elk and aspen on Yellowstone?s Northern Range: all forage and no fear?
Presented to: Idaho State University
Kauffman 2008-05-12
Wolves, elk and aspen on Yellowstone?s Northern Range: all forage and no fear?
Presented to: Casper College, Zimmerman Lecture
Kauffman 2008-05-01
Wolves, Elk and Aspen on Yellowstone?s Northern Range: All Forage and No Fear?
Presented to: University of Wyoming and National Park Service Reasearch Station, AMK Ranch, Teton National Park.
Kauffman 2007-07-12
Wildlife amidst human-induced rapid environmental change
Presented to: Draper Natural History Museum
Chalfoun 2016-06-15
What we know, think we know, and don't have a clue about when managing riverine fishes: sauger as an example.
Presented to: Montana State University
Hubert 2004-09-23
What are the effects of energy development for native fish communities
Presented to: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Walters 2013-03-01
Trophic mismatch? How migratory ungulates cope with changing phenology
Presented to: University of Wyoming
Kauffman 2011-09-16
The future of Fisheries Science
Presented to: University of Wyoming
Hubert 2009-04-02
Spatial structure, dispersal, and management of a recovering raptor population
Presented to: Casper College
Kauffman 2008-05-02
Resistance and resilience of aquatic communities to low flow disturbance
Presented to: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Walters 2013-02-28
Publishing your thesis research: process and ethics. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.
Presented to: University of Wyoming
Hubert 2000-10-16
Managing three increasingly-rare native warmwater fishes in headwaters of the Colorado River drainage -- What would you do?
Presented to: University of Georgia
Hubert 2008-02-22
Life history diversity and behavioral flexibility as strategies to promote population resiliency.
Presented to: Utah State University
Walters 2019-02-13
Implications of oil and natural gas development for native fish populations
Presented to: Rocky Mountain SETAC plenary
Walters 2016-04-08
Geospatial sciences/technology: a boon or bane for wildlife ecology?
Presented to: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center, University of Wyoming
Kauffman 2007-11-09
Fish on the move: corridors and connectivity in river systems.
Presented to: University of Georgia
Hubert 2008-02-21
Fish and habitat modeling of salmonids
Presented to: North Carolina State University
Hubert 2002-09-20
Fidelity, timing, and the influence of climate on moose migrations
Presented to: North American Moose Conference
Kauffman 2009-06-14
Exploring the effects of oil and gas development for aquatic habits and native fish communities in the Wyoming Range
Presented to: Univeristy of Wyoming - National Park Service Research Center
Walters 2014-08-07
Disturbance and fish communities: water diversion, climate change, and energy development
Presented to: Colorado State University
Walters 2012-10-09
Are wolves saving Yellowstone’s aspen? A landscape-level test of a behaviorally mediated trophic cascade
Presented to: Colorado State University
Kauffman 2008-10-10
Adaptive habitat selection: Is it for the birds?
Presented to: University of Illinois
Chalfoun 2016-04-15
Adaptive habitat selection: Is it for the birds?
Presented to: University of Northern Colorado
Chalfoun 2015-10-09
Adaptive habitat selection in a changing world: Is it for the Birds?
Presented to: Colorado State University
Chalfoun 2020-10-23
A fish story: fish, fishing, and the future of fish in Wyoming.
Presented to: University of Wyoming
Hubert 2004-10-08
Title Presenter Date
Writing for the sciences Kauffman 2008-09-30
Watershed Water Quality Management for Fish Hubert 2004-12-01
Watershed Water Quality Management Hubert 2003-12-02
Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processs in Conservation Biology Kauffman 2009-09-16
Stream habitat Hubert 2003-06-26
Sex, lies and data: tips to help YOU manage YOUR data Kauffman 2009-09-14
Restoration of rangeland habitat for fishes Hubert 2003-10-07
Factors affecting native fishes in the North Platte River drainage of Wyoming Hubert 2003-11-20
Aquatic Ecology Walters 2015-10-21
Aquatic Ecology Walters 2018-10-15
Aquatic Ecology Walters 2016-10-12
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zero, Victoria (MS) Walters 2012 2014
Zaffarano, Travis (MS) Chalfoun 2015 2018
Wilson, Megan (PhD) Chalfoun 2016 Present
Wilcox, Rebecca (PhD) Chalfoun 2015 Present
Walker, Richard (PhD) Walters 2014 2019
Verzuh, Tana (MS) Chalfoun 2017 2020
Vance, James (MS) Chalfoun 2013 2016
Underwood, Zack (MS) Walters 2012 2015
Tronstadt, Lusha (PhD) Hubert 2003 2008
Tronstadt, Lusha (PhD) Hubert 2003 2006
Travis, Sabrina (MS) Hubert 2005 2005
Torres, Melanie (PhD) Walters 2017 Present
Torres, Melanie (PhD) Chalfoun 2017 Present
Tiemann, Alissa (MS) Walters 2019 Present
Thimmayya, Amada (MS) Kauffman 2007 Present
Thel, Laura (MS) Hubert 2000 2003
Swallow, Aaron (MS) Kauffman 2007 Present
Sowecke, Timothy (MS) Walters 2013 2014
Smith, Austin (MS) Chalfoun 2020 Present
Slater, Steve (PhD) Hubert 2005 2006
Siepielksi, Adam (PhD) Kauffman 2007 2007
Sickler, Stephanie (PhD) Walters 2019 Present
Shrank, Amy (PhD) Hubert 1999 2002
Sawyer, Hall (PhD) Hubert 2007 Present
Ruthven, Jake (MS) Walters 2019 Present
Rosenthal, Will (MS) Walters 2018 Present
Roberts, James (MS) Hubert 2002 2004
Rick, Jessica (PhD) Walters 2017 Present
Purcell, Melanie (MS) Hubert 2005 2006
Polasik, Julia (MS) Walters 2012 2014
Pilkerton, Ashlligh (MS) Walters 2019 Present
Peterson, Caitlin (MS) Walters 2014 2017
Ortega, Anna (PhD) Chalfoun 2017 Present
Nibbelink, Nathan (PhD) Hubert 1999 2002
Narr, Charlotte (MS) Hubert 2008 Present
Middleton, Arthur (PhD) Hubert 2007 Present
Meadows, Laura-Lynn (MS) Kauffman 2006 Present
Meadows, Laura Lynn (MS) Kauffman 2008 Present
McKinstry, Mark (PhD) Hubert 1996 2003
McBeth, Ian (MS) Hubert 2001 2003
Mandeville, Elizabeth (PhD) Walters 2013 2016
Maitland, Bryan (PhD) Walters 2016 Present
Madinger, Hilary (PhD) Walters 2016 2018
Madhavi Yeka, Sailaja (MS) Hubert 2004 2005
Locker, Sara (MS) Walters 2019 Present
LeVan, Jason (MS) Chalfoun 2015 2018
LeCheminant, Alex (MS) Walters 2015 2019
Lautenbach, Jonathan (PhD) Chalfoun 2018 Present
Larson, Michelle (PhD) Walters 2015 2018
Lambert, Mallory (MS) Chalfoun 2017 Present
Kratina-Hathaway, Anicka (MS) Walters 2013 2017
Kirol, Chris (MS) Kauffman 2009 Present
Kirk, Mark (PhD) Walters 2017 Present
Kilty, Trina (PhD) Walters 2018 2019
Kaiser, Rusty (MS) Hubert 2005 2006
Johnson, Eben (MS) Walters 2011 2014
Jensen, Brian (MS) Hubert 2005 2006
Hunter, Stephen (MS) Hubert 2008 Present
Hubbard, Kaylan (MS) Hubert 2009 Present
Holloran, Matt (PhD) Hubert 2005 2005
Hoffman, Jonathan (PhD) Kauffman 2007 Present
Hickerson, Brian (MS) Walters 2015 2018
Henig, Jacob (PhD) Chalfoun 2015 Present
Harder, Joana (MS) Chalfoun 2016 Present
Gray, Robin (MS) Hubert 1997 2003
Girard, Carlin (MS) Walters 2012 2015
Gilbert, Michelle (MS) Hubert 2008 Present
Gibson-Reinemer, Daniel (PhD) Walters 2013 2014
Genzoli, Laurel (MS) Walters 2011 2013
Gelzer, Emily (MS) Chalfoun 2018 Present
Gabrielsen, Charlotte (PhD) Walters 2012 2017
Fennel, John (MS) Walters 2018 Present
Eftekharzadeh, Sarah (PhD) Walters 2014 2018
Dugan, Jessica (MS) Walters 2012 2015
Duchardt, Courtney (PhD) Chalfoun 2014 2019
Donadio, Emiliano (PhD) Kauffman 2007 Present
Dexheimer, Tamar (MS) Hubert 2008 Present
Day, Natalie (MS) Walters 2014 2015
Davis, Burton (MS) Hubert 2001 2006
Davis, Burton (MS) Hubert 2001 2005
Curry, Laura (MS) Hubert 2000 2003
Crait, Jamie (PhD) Kauffman 2007 Present
Cotton, Bradlee (MS) Walters 2018 Present
Connell, Lauren (MS) Chalfoun 2015 2018
Combrink, Lucia (MS) Walters 2019 Present
Ciepiela, Lindsy (MS) Walters 2014 2017
Chamberlain, Tonya (MS) Walters 2011 2013
Cerreto, Ken (MS) Hubert 2002 2004
Case, Samuel (PhD) Chalfoun 2017 Present
Carlson, Andrew (PhD) Hubert 2003 2006
Buchanan, Clay (PhD) Kauffman 2009 Present
Boyle, Lindsey (MS) Walters 2018 Present
Bowen, Mathew (MS) Hubert 2002 2004
Booher, Evan (MS) Walters 2017 2020
Blomberg, Kelli (MS) Walters 2014 2016
Billerman, Shawn (PhD) Chalfoun 2011 2016
Behl, Nathaniel (MS) Chalfoun 2014 2017
Beaver, Sarah (MS) Kauffman 2008 Present
Barrile, Gabriel (MS) Walters 2015 Present
Baldock, Jeff (PhD) Walters 2017 Present
Alford, Samantha (MS) Walters 2017 2020
Abdullah, Ali (PhD) Chalfoun 2011 2016