Cooperative Research Unit Program
The Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Program (CRU) consists of 40 Cooperative Research Units nationwide. Each Unit is in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, a State natural resource agency, a host university, and the Wildlife Management Institute. Each Unit is typically staffed by three research scientists for a total of 119 scientist positions when fully funded. There is currently a total of 89 staffed scientists. From 2007 to 2009, between all the units there were a total of 1,845 publications, 3071 presentations, and 655 graduate students. Per unit, these numbers have an average of nine publications per year and three graduate students per year.