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.
Vegetative and Large Carnivore Responses in an Encroached Landscape
First, the efficacy of grassland restorations by tree removal in southeast Nebraska was determined by revisiting sites where tree removals were used in grassland restorations in 2006, to determine if these sites have been re-invaded or not. Vegetative community composition (particularly invasive tree species) and structure (measured with visual obstructing readings – VOR) were quantified.
Read more about this project.