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Virginia 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. The Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is a partnership among the U.S. Geological Survey, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Tech, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Staffed by federal personnel, the unit conducts research on renewable natural resource questions, participates in the education of graduate students, provides technical assistance and consultation on natural resource issues, and provides continuing education for natural resource professionals.

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS)

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  • W. Mark Ford
  • Leader, Virginia Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • (540) 231-5927
  • wmford@vt.edu
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation (0321)
    Cheatham Hall, RM 106, 310 West Campus Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Virginia Coop Unit

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Professor and
Department Chair

The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is seeking a visionary and energetic individual to serve as professor and department chair. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position available July 1, 2017.

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