Ecology & Management of Biological Diversity in Texas and the World
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences aspires to preeminence among academic programs dealing with ecology, management, and conservation biology. Our faculty is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity, natural resource management, and the sustainable use of natural resources. An overarching goal of the department is to facilitate the sustainability of the earth’s biota and the ecosystems on which they depend while accommodating for human health and welfare.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences discovers and communicates knowledge relevant to the conservation and management of wildlife and fishery resources and the ecosystems that sustain them through integrated academic instruction, research, and extension programs. We subscribe to a multidisciplinary approach that fosters interdepartmental collaboration and outreach to agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public and private interests over a wide range of natural resource topics, including environmental quality, sustainable management of natural resources, bioinformatics, biocomplexity and environmental quality. We intertwine innovative research and extension endeavors with high-level teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, who represent the next generation land stewards and conservation professionals. We also extend the university to the general public to relate research results in a meaningful way that can be understood and implemented to make positive impacts on natural systems.
The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences value scholarship in all its forms – discovery, integration, application, and teaching. We value understanding for its own sake, for the betterment of people, and for the conservation of the natural world. The department encourages, appreciates and rewards various forms of scholarly activity in teaching, research, extension, and public service, including integration of these activities. Diverse viewpoints, ethical consideration, and approaches to pursuing and manifesting scholarship, including constructive criticism, are accepted and nurtured.
WFSC faculty, staff, and students all support and adhere to the Aggie Code of Conduct.
Conway, KW, AL Stewart, AP Summers. (2018) A new genus and species of clingfish from the Rangitahua Kermadec Islands of New Zealand (Teleostei, Gobiesocidae), ZooKeys 786: 75-104. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.786.28539.
Ropke, Cristhiana P., Tiago H. S. Pires, Kirk O. Winemiller, Daniela de Fex Wolf, Claudia P. Deus and Sidineia Amadio. (2018) Reproductive allocation by Amazon fishes in relation to feeding strategy and hydrology, Hydrobiologia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3740-7.
Baumgardt, Jeremy A., Michael L. Morrison, Leonard A. Brennan, Brian L. Pierce and Tyler A. Campbell. (2018) Development of Multispecies, Long-Term Monitoring Programs for Resource Management, Rangeland Ecology & Management, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2018.07.010.
Huckembeck, Sonia, Kirk O. Winemiller, Daniel Loebmann and Alexandre M. Garcia. (2018) Trophic Ecology of Two Sympatric Frogs with Contrasting Morphology and Habitat Use in a Subtropical Wetland, Herpetologica, https://doi.org/10.1655/Herpetologica-D-17-00069.1.
Montag, Luciano F. A., Hingara Leao, Naraiana L. Benone, Claudio S. Monteiro-Junior, Ana Paula J. Faria, Gilberto Nicacio, Cristiane P. Ferreira, Diogo H. A. Garcia, Cleverson R. M. Santos, Paulo S. Pompeu, Kirk O. Winemiller and Leandro Juen. (2018) Contrasting associations between habitat conditions and stream aquatic biodiversity in a forest reserve and its surrounding area in the Eastern Amazon, Hydrobiologia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3738-1.
Merchant, Mark, Dusty Savage, Amos Cooper, Monique Slaughter, Joshuah S. Perkin and Christopher M. Murray. (2018) Nest Attendance Patterns in the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), Copeia 106:421-426.
Cagle, Sierra E., Daniel L. Roelke and Rika M. W. Muhl. (2018) Compounding effects of co-occurring disturbances on populations of a harmful bloom-forming mixotrophic protist, Hydrobiologia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3732-7.
Shimkus, Kevin L., Yasaman Shirazi-Fard, Michael P. Wiggs, Shaik T. Ullah, Camilo Pohlenz, Delbert M. Gatlin III, Chad C. Carroll, Harry A. Hogan and James D. Fluckey. (2018) Responses of Skeletal Muscle Size and Anabolism are Reproducible with Multiple Periods of Unloading/Reloading, Journal of Applied Physiology, https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00736.2017.
Mattos, Gustavo, Paulo C. Paiva, Mariana Mateos, Pilar A. Haye and Luis A. Hurtado. (2018) The cost of ignoring cryptic diversity in macroecological studies: Comment on Martinez et al, Marine Ecology Press Series 601:269-271.