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.

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Hummingbird specimens
Vitality: The Art and Science of an Ornithology Collection
Quail with Transmitters
Quail Translocation Success and Impacts Study

Recent Publications

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Macedo, Danielle, Isabel Caballero*, Mariana Mateos, Raphael Leblois, Shelby McCay and Luis A. Hurtado. (2019) Population genetics and historical demographic inferences of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus in the US based on microsatellites, PeerJ,

Gomez-Ruiz, EP and TE Lacher Jr. (2019) Climate change, range shifts, and the disruption of a pollinator-plant complex, Scientific Reports,

Banerjee, Paulami, Hsiao-Hsuan Wang*, Markus J. Peterson, William E. Grant and Tarla Rai Peterson. (2019) Collaborative modeling and social learning in the context of Joint Forest Management in East Sikkim, India, Frontiers in Environmental Science, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00154.

Keppeler, Friedrich W.*, Eduardo R. Cunha* and Kirk O. Winemiller. (2019) Variation in carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios of fin and muscle tissues of Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus) and Smallmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus), Journal of Applied Ichthyology,

Kjeldgaard, MacKenzie K., Oona M. Takano, Alison A. Bockoven, Pete D. Teel, Jessica E. Light, Sarah A. Hamer, Gabriel L. Hamer and Micky D. Eubanks. (2019) Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) aggression influences the behavior of three hard tick species, Experimental and Applied Acarology,

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