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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

The mission of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation is to foster education, expand knowledge, and reward scholarship, using multi-disciplinary approaches, for the purpose of understanding, managing, and conserving biological resources. The primary goal of our teaching, research, and extension programs is to develop and communicate the knowledge necessary for enhancing the conservation and management of wildlife and their habitats for the greatest aesthetic, ecological, economic, and recreational values.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

WEC Blog

Finding Solutions for Florida’s Agriculture Impacted by COVID-19

Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself. Freezes and hurricanes can wipe out a year’s investment overnight, while longer-term scourges like drought, disease and pest...
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Florida Master Naturalist Program 2020 Course Updates

In response to concerns associated with the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus), all Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) courses have been canceled through May 15, 2020. At present, courses scheduled to begin after May 15...
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Students Remove Invasive Brown Trout in Grand Canyon National Park

By Katrina Rossos Three University of Florida undergraduates and one recent alum volunteered for one week with Grand Canyon National Park Service. What was their main task? Electrofishing. The students helped Grand Canyon park employees with the...
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