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.
An Uncompromising Welcome
Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Sieving, Interim Department Chair
As we move through Spring term 2013, I am happy to report that the department continues to grow. We have been fortunate to add a number of new faculty recently (see the links to faculty and explore the excellent research, teaching, and extension programs they embody). And we are currently engaged in searches for two more new people - a Department Chair (whose seat I am keeping warm for the time being) and a new Assistant Professor who will participate in an innovative and interdisciplinary faculty cluster to address Community Sustainability issues. These new folks will join a world-class faculty whose work is making a positive difference around the globe. Program by program, we seek to transform the relationships between 'us' (the 7+ billion people) and the environments and species that support our organic existence on Earth. The graduate, undergraduate, and post-graduate scholars that work with us are receiving training from the best while they engage with conservation on the front lines; in the classroom, in the field, and in huts, tents, meeting halls, and school-rooms within cultures and ecosystems spread across the continents. I note that none of this good work would be possible without the excellent colleagues in other institutions who work with us, nor would we survive without the ministrations of our exceptional staff.
-- Work with people to protect our tiny, tangled, moist and messy greenish-blue rock. It's a simple goal, but a profoundly fascinating challenge, every day. Join us! --
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