Research in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Map of research sites

Faculty in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife are currently conducting research on a diverse array of topics in North America, as well as internationally. Want to see where? Explore our interactive map that showcases the amazing research and biological conservation activities in action. 

Ongoing specific wildlife research includes studies on the interaction between wildlife and land uses, migratory bird ecology, forestry-wildlife relationships, endangered species management, ecology of waterfowl, community ecology, wetland management, reproductive ecology, nutrition and foraging ecology, predator-prey interactions, and population dynamics.

Fisheries and marine ecology researchers are focusing on quantitative analysis of marine and freshwater fish populations, water quality, fish and invertebrate physiology, stream ecology, modeling of aquatic ecosystems, land use interactions, ecology of marine and freshwater fishes, endangered species, aquaculture, fish genetics, limnology, parasites and diseases, toxicology, and population dynamics.

Our research can be divided broadly into six areas:

Avian Conservation and Management
Education and Human Dimensions
Fish Conservation and Management
Habitat Restoration and Conservation Ecology
Marine Ecology
Wildlife Conservation and Management

For more information about faculty who can lead a MS or PhD program, visit our graduate faculty list.