Wednesday, March 20th, 2024
Joe Crowley Student Union - University of Nevada, Reno

Cooperator Perspectives (Theater)
NVCFWRU Cooperators will share perspectives and information on their organizational structure, research needs, and plans for interacting with the new Coop Unit.

  • 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Dr. Jeff Falke, Unit Leader, U.S. Geological Survey, Nevada Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

  • 9:05 Cooperative Research Units Welcome
    Dr. Jonathan Mawdsley, Chief, U.S. Geological Survey, Cooperative Research Units

  • 9:15 CRU Perspective
    Dr. Kevin Whalen, Western Units Supervisor, U.S. Geological Survey, Cooperative Research Units

  • 9:30 NDOW Perspective
    Mr. Alan Jenne, Director, Nevada Department of Wildlife

  • 9:45 USFWS Perspective
    Dr. John Tull, Nevada Science Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • 10:00 WMI Perspective
    Mr. Tony Wasley, Director, Wildlife Management Institute

  • 10:15 UNR/NRES Perspective
    Dr. Kelley Stewart, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

  • 10:30-10:45 Q&A

  • 10:45-11:00 Break

UNR Graduate Student Research (Theater)
Lighting presentations by UNR fisheries and wildlife graduate students from the Biology (BIOL), Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES), Geography (GEOGR), and Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (EECB) graduate programs. Students will provide a brief overview of the background of their research.

  • Zach Bess, Ph.D. EECB "Conservation Status of Nevada's Native Fishes: Assessing Risk & Quantifying Conservation Threats", Advisor: Dr. Sudeep Chandra

  • Cas Caroll, Ph.D. EECB, Before they're gone: assessing status and habitat for the last populations of the Carson wandering skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus obscurus), Advisors: Dr. Matt Forister and Dr. Ken Nussear.

  • Clare Dittemore, Ph.D. EECB “Butterfly Migrants of the American West”, Advisor: Dr. Matt Forister

  • Jacqueline Dougherty, MS GEOGR, Insights for Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) Conservation through Spatial Modeling Techniques, Advisor: Dr. Ken Nussear

  • Leah Prescott, Ph.D. EECB “Environmental Influences on Seed Mass Variation in Native Plants of the Western U.S.”, Advisor: Dr. Beth Leger

  • Nathan Jackson, Ph.D. NRES “Demographic and Movement Response of Mule Deer to an Experimental Reduction of Elk Density: Effects of Interspecific Competition, Nutrition, and Environmental Factors”, Advisor: Dr. Kelley Stewart

Noon Lunch (JCSU 403 Great Room)

1:30 p.m. Cooperators Business Meeting (JCSU 324)

Joe Crowley Student Union (JCSU)