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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Recent Publications

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de Cruz, Clement R.*, Fernando Y. Yamamoto*, Sergio Castillo* and Delbert M. Gatlin III. (2019) Establishing the optimal adenosine 5′-monophosphate level for hybrid striped bass Morone chrysops x Morone saxatilis: Effects on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and immune modulation during acute and chronic stress, Aquaculture,

Stites, William, Ling Wang and Delbert M. Gatlin III. (2019) Evaluation of dietary creatine and guanidinoacetic acid supplementation in juvenile red drum Sciaenops ocellatus, Aquaculture Nutrition,

Conway, KW, M Mateos, RC Vrijenhoek. (2019) A new species of the livebearing fish genus Poeciliopsis from northern Mexico (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae), ZooKeys 883:91-118,

Yorzinski, Jessica. (2019) Conjugate eye movements guide jumping locomotion in an avian species, Journal of Experimental Biology,

Colon, Melanie R., Mark R. Hutchinson, Ashley M. Long, Gary Voelker and Michael L. Morrison. (2019) Postbreeding habitat use by Golden-cheeked Warblers (Setophaga chrysoparia), Western North American Naturalist, Vol 79: No. 3, Article 5.

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