Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Photo: Tristan Powell
The Cooperative Research Units Program is a unique collaborative relationship among federal and state agencies, universities, and a non-profit organization.
The tripartite mission of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program is:
- Train graduate students for professional careers in natural-resource research and management.
- Conduct research that will create new information useful for natural-resource management.
- Provide technical assistance on application and integration of new science.
The Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit embraces the mission of the Cooperative Research Unit Program and contributes daily to the overall success of the Cooperative Research Unit Program.
Our students are involved in a wide variety of research, including diversity in ecological functions, invasive species, and habitats of various animals.
Spatio-Temporal Foraging Activity of Bats in the Agricultural Landscape
The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of monocultural fields by insectivorous bats in different land use configurations in Nebraska’s intensively managed agricultural landscape. Understanding the spatial patterns of each species over space and time will lead to a better understanding of bat foraging ecology, the ecosystem services they provide by eating harmful insects, and additional measures to conserve these species.
Read more about this project.