The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, established in 1937, aspires to preeminence among academic programs in ecology, management, and conservation biology. Our faculty are dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity, natural resource management, and the sustainable use of natural resources. Innovated research and extension endeavors are intertwined with high-level teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, who represent the next generation of land stewards and conservation professionals. Our faculty, outreach, and academic programs are nationally recognized and ranked among the best in the country.

What’s New

Quail Translocation Success and Impacts Study
Pond Maintenance Article
Pond maintenance boosts performance, prevents catastrophes

Recent Publications

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Bower, Luke M. and Kirk O. Winemiller. (2019) Fish assemblage convergence along stream environmental gradients: an intercontinental analysis, Ecography, https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04690.

Hafner, David J., Mark S. Hafner, Theresa A. Spradling, Jessica E. Light and James W. Demastes. (2019) Temporal and spacial dynamics of competitive parapatry in chewing lice, Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5183.

Meierhofer, Melissa B.*, Samantha J. Leivers, Rachel R. Fern, Lilianna K. Wolf*, John H. Young Jr., Brian L. Pierce, Jonah W. Evans and Michael L. Morrison. (2019) Structural and environmental predictors of presence and abundance of tri-colored bats in Texas culverts, Journal of Mammalogy, https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyz099.

Mateos, Mariana, Nadisha O. Silva, Paulino Ramirez, Victor M. Higareda-Alvear, Rodolfo Aramayo and James W. Erickson. (2019) Effect of heritable symbionts on maternally-derived embryo transcripts, bioRxiv, .

Wang, Hsiao-Hsuan, Pete D. Teel, William E. Grant, Fred Soltero, Jose Urdaz, Alejandro E. Perez Ramirez, Robert J. Miller and Adalberto A Perez de Leon. (2019) Simulation tools for assessment of tick suppression treatments of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on non-lactating dairy cattle in Puerto Rico, Parasites & Vectors, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3443-6.

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