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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.

WEC Blog

WEC’s Philipp Maleko Finds Nest of Endangered Shorebird with Russian Team

By Katrina Rossos University of Florida graduate student Philipp Maleko, was a member of a research team over the summer that discovered the nest of an endangered Russian shorebird. This bird is not just endangered, it is...
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WEC Senior Destiny Cardentey Interns with UF/IFAS 4-H Extension, Zoo Miami

Destiny Cardentey, a senior majoring in wildlife ecology and conservation, worked hard over the summer as an intern for the UF/IFAS 4-H extension and at Zoo Miami. At the extension program, her main project was developing a week-long bug camp for...
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Samantha Hoskins Works with Oysters, Scallops as Nature Coast Biological Station Intern

Samantha Hoskins, a senior studying wildlife ecology and conservation, worked as an intern at the Nature Coast Biological Station. Originally from Fernandina Beach, Florida, she learned about the summer internship program through a post on...
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