The Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, housed within Warnell in Building 3, is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, University of Georgia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wildlife Management Institute. Working in conjunction with its graduate students, the unit conducts research on topics covering population dynamics, ecology, and species management. Their experts partner with a variety of public and private entities to produce reports and published work that can inform management decisions, population assessments, and management guidelines.
Funding for the unit comes from the USGS and Georgia DNR; UGA provides staff, space, and support. Faculty are employed by USGS with an appointment at Warnell to conduct University-based research and to lead graduate instruction.