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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

Managing Visitors and Volunteers NATA workshop to be offered in May

Are you interested in learning more about recreation planning? Would you like to discover insight on how to maintain a volunteer program long-term? Maybe you’re curious about how to create informative interpretive programs for park visitors? If...
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Doctoral Student Edmund Basham Brings Research to Life with Visual Storytelling

By Katrina Rossos “I think the most exhilarating moments are pulling off epic moves trying to catch frogs, which are almost too far away. Hanging off vines upside down, gripping a plastic bag in my mouth (for the frog to go in), and catching...
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How WEC Works: Marcus Lashley

Assistant Professor Marcus Lashley is interested in disturbance ecology and how plant community structure influences interactions between competitors and predator-prey dynamics. He received a Bachelor of Science in forestry with wildlife...
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