Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

staff in waders collecting specimens from water
students learning about nets at night
Dr Sushma Reddy holding preserved owl in specimen collection
student Alex Franzen at microscope in fish lab
researcher conducting banding on pintail ducks corralled in net cage

About 20 faculty, 40 staff, 60 graduate students, 200 undergraduates, 1200 alumni, and many friends….all working together to advance our knowledge of fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology.

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology recognizes that structural and institutional barriers exist that prevent the inclusion and equal participation of people in our work. We believe that recognizing who is missing, and working to include them, is a first step to becoming a better department. Although this work is challenging, it will improve the quality of our research, enhance our science, expand our reach, and foster more effective teaching. Join us so that we reflect the society we serve.

Learn about the innovative research we're doing in the field of natural resources and conservation.

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Learn more about our program curriculum to begin a career in fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology.

FWCB Major & Minors

Our alumni make up a vast network of researchers, professionals, and leaders in natural resources.

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News

  • Ichthyology Professor Candidate Interviews

    January 31, 2023

    Please join us over the next few weeks to meet the four finalists for the position of Assistant Professor of Ichthyology and Curator of Fishes with the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology and the Bell Museum. We have four excellent finalists who will be visiting campus in the coming weeks.

  • Conservation Sciences Seminar Series

    January 20, 2023

    The Conservation Sciences Seminar Series is on for the spring semester!

    Please join us Fridays at Noon beginning on January 20, 2023.

  • NEW Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology BS Curriculum

    January 17, 2023

    Attention FWCB majors! As of Spring 2023, the FWCB curriculum will no longer have separate Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation tracks. New students (enrolling this spring or in future years) will pursue a new trackless curriculum to complete their degree.