Angela Fuller Co-Organizer of Wildlife Symposium

Angela Fuller was co-organizer of a symposium on Core Competencies and Wildlife Professionals in a Changing World at the Wildlife Society Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon on October 14, 2012.


The symposium abstract is as follows:

What are core competencies needed by today’s wildlife professionals to be effective in a rapidly changing world, how are these taught or acquired, how do they relate to professional society certification criteria, and how do we know when students have mastered these competencies? While many of the fundamental relationships between wildlife and their habitats are similar to the days of Aldo Leopold, human settlement patterns, land use, technology, energy issues, attitudes of stakeholders, and expectations of students and employers have substantively changed the work environment. The College and University Wildlife Education Working Group and TWS Ad Hoc Committee on Certification join to review the historical context of what is expected of effective wildlife professionals across the dynamic spectrum of occupational categories and how educational institutions, agencies, and professional organizations can synergize to best meet future needs of society and the wildlife resource.


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New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit was established at Cornell University in 1961.  The New York Unit is one of 40 units in 38 states established for the purpose of enhancing the management and conservation of our nation’s natural resources.  We work on natural resource issues of interest to our cooperators, with an emphasis on New York State.

Our cooperators are:

Our mission is to:

  1. Conduct research on natural resources issues
  2. Provide graduate-level education and training
  3. Provide technical assistance and training for our cooperators

Unit staff:

William L. Fisher – Unit Leader-Fisheries

Angela K. Fuller – Assistant Unit Leader-Wildlife

Mitchell J. Eaton – Assistant Unit Leader-Ecology

Melanie Moss – Administrative Assistant

Unit publications:

Contact information:

New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
B02 Bruckner Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-2839
Fax: 607-255-1895

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