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Wildlife ​Science

Increase and disseminate knowledge about wildlife species, populations, and communities and how they relate to ecosystem structure and functioning and respond to environmental changes.



Population genetics, molecular ecology and evolution
Response of wildlife populations to large-scale change, conservation biology, restoration ecology, conservation biology
mammalian responses to habitat fragmentation, forest ecology, locomotion costs for arboreal and semi-arboreal mammals, stable isotope ecology, ecophysiology
Herpetology, disease ecology, effect of multiple stressors on community dynamics
Land-use modeling & spatial ecology,ecological assessment, natural resource economic impact analysis
Ecotoxicology, development and application of molecular biomarkers of exposure and effects to environmental contaminants in vertebrate and invertebrate animal models
Disturbance ecology, effects of habitat fragmentation, spatial modeling of populations & communities
Ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, education and outreach, genetics
Behavioral ecology of ecological landscapes, forest management in changing landscapes, animal movements




Graduate Areas of Specialization

  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Fragmentation Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Wildlife Nutrition
  • Wildlife Physiology
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
  • Human Wildlife Interactions

Graduate students work with their major professor and advisory committee to develop a plan of study that is customized to their individual needs.

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Downloadable Plan of Study for Wildlife Science. Undergraduate students work with faculty and staff in the Office of Student Services to select courses that fulfill their interests and requirements of their major

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