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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

Zachary Steele Analyzes How Aquariums, Zoos Teach About Invasive Species

By Katrina Rossos Wildlife Ecology and Conservation master’s student Zachary Steele is studying the human dimensions of invasive species in Florida under the advisement of Dr. Elizabeth Pienaar. He is assessing resident awareness of...
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NATA’s first RX-410 held at Disney Wilderness Preserve in October

Overview NATA recently held RX-410: Smoke Management Techniques for the first time at the Disney Wilderness Preserve on October 7-11. This training was offered in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy....
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Nathaniel Owenby Works with Wildlife Biologist at Lykes Ranch

University of Florida Wildlife Ecology and Conservation senior Nathaniel Owenby worked over the past summer at the Lykes Ranch in Okeechobee, Florida. Lykes Ranch is a large agricultural operation that spans about 340,000 acres over Glades and...
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