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CRU students influence future of living natural resources

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#1 Cara J

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:25 AM

Each year, nearly 600 graduate students participate in natural resource education and training through the Cooperative Research Unit Program (CRU). Research directed by CRU scientists assists the next generation of professionals to emerge from the CRU Program prepared to be effective members of the natural resource workforce. From its inception in Iowa by Ding Darling and the original 9 CRUs, the CRU Program has grown to 40 Units in 38 States with a global presence. Staffed by USGS personnel, CRUs 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. Each unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a State fish and wildlife agency, a host university, and the Wildlife Management Institute. The CRU Program had a productive year in 2016. In the 2016 CRU Year in Review report, you will find details on staffing, vacancies, research funding, and other pertinent information. You will also see snapshots of CRU projects with information on how results have been or are being applied by cooperators. That is the essence of what we do: science that matters. Despite 25 [...]

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