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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 Senior Kelly San Antonio Explores Yucatán Peninsula in UF Study Abroad Program

By Katrina Rossos Kelly San Antonio, a senior studying wildlife ecology and conservation, recently traveled to Mexico and participated in a study abroad program entitled “UF in Mérida – Tropical Ecology and Spanish.” San Antonio is...
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UF Undergrad Conducts Orca Conservation Research in Iceland with Earthwatch Institute

By Katrina Rossos Tasha Desiderio, a University of Florida senior majoring in animal science and minoring in zoology, traveled all the way to Iceland to conduct field research with Earthwatch Institute, helping their scientists collect data in...
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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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