South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The Cooperative Research Unit program was established in 1935 to enhance graduate education in fisheries and wildlife sciences and to facilitate research between natural resource agencies and universities on topics of mutual concern. Today, there are 40 Cooperative Research Units in 38 states. Each unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, a State natural resource agency, a host university, and the Wildlife Management Institute.

Staffed by federal personnel, Cooperative Research Units conduct research on renewable natural resource questions, participate in the education of graduate students, provide technical assistance and consultation on natural resource issues, and provide continuing education for natural resource professionals.

SDSU and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks are the local contributors in the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Since its formation in 1963, approximately 245 graduate students also have been "unit" students.

We invite you to explore our website further and check out our research projects, meet our graduate students, and review exciting, new research findings.

Please visit the SD Coop Unit's website

 

Unit Faculty

Chipps, Steven R. Gigliotti, Larry M Stafford, Joshua D.

Chipps, Steven R.
Adjunct Professor and Unit Leader
USGS - SDCFWRU
Expertise: Aquatic Ecology, Invertebrate Ecology, Fish Ecology, Energy Flow
Website
(605) 688-5467
Email

Gigliotti, Larry M.
Adjunct Asst Professor and Asst Unit Leader
USGS - SDCFWRU
Expertise: Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Fisheries and Natural Resources
Website
(605) 688-6717
Email

Stafford, Joshua D.
Adjunct Assoc Professor and Asst Unit Leader
USGS - SDCFWRU
Expertise: Waterfowl Ecology and Mgmt, Wetland Ecology, Biometrics
Website
(605) 688-5759
Email