Research in wildlife biology focuses on a wide range of marine and terrestrial species and includes studies of demography, trophic dynamics, physiological ecology, animal movement and behavior, and the complexity of human dimensions of wildlife management and the impacts of climate change on wildlife and habitats. Research by faculty and students in the Department of Biology and Wildlife helps to predict how wildlife populations and their habitats may be affected by changing ecological conditions with the goals of conserving wildlife populations, mitigating wildlife problems, and enhancing positive interactions (hunting, wildlife watching) between people and wildlife. Faculty and students collaborate with a diversity of stakeholders, including state and federal agencies, NGOs, and tribal organizations, in addition to local communities and industry. Our graduates are often employed by these organizations.
Faculty doing research in this area: