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

Recent Publications

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Yorzinski, Jessica L. and Samantha Argubright*. (2019) Wind increases blinking behavior in great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus), Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00330.

Meierhofer, Melissa B.*, Joseph S. Johnson, Samantha J. Leivers, Brian L.Pierce, Jonah E. Evans and Michael L. Morrison. (2019) Winter habitats of bats in Texas, PLOS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220839.

Yorzinski, Jessica L. and Richard G Coss. (2019) Animals in Upright Postures Attract Attention in Humans, Evolutionary Psychological Science, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-019-00209-w.

Karar, Yasser F. M., Charles K. Blend, Refaat M. A. Khalifa, Hemely Abdel-Shafy Hassan, Hoda S. Mohamadain and Norman O. Dronen. (2019) Re-examination of the phylogenetic relationships within the Gyliauchenidae Fukui, 1929 (Digenea) based on morphological and molecular evidence with a proposal for Paragyliaucheninae n. subfam. and a description of Flagellotrema convolutum Ozaki, 1936, Systematic Parasitology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11230-019-09868-6.

Grace, Jacquelyn K., Charline Parenteau and Frederic Angelier. (2019) Post-natal glucocorticoid elevation affects GnRH-induced luteinizing hormone concentration in female house sparrows, General and Comparative Endocrinology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2019.113238.

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