Our faculty and students placed first in nation-wide rankings of scholarly productivity and citations of publications in leading wildlife journals. Faculty serve on editorial and governing boards of numerous professional societies and have earned international, national, and state awards for excellence in research, teaching, and outreach.
We were the first academic program to emphasize the importance of incorporating public input and two-way communication in decision-making for wildlife policy. Our program has an international reputation for developing new quantitative methods in applied ecology and conservation biology. Results of these initiatives have often had important policy implications. Our faculty have worked to remediate the toxic effects of mining wastes, pesticides, and other contaminants in aquatic and terrestrial habitats and food webs.
Each year our program is awarded external research grants exceeding $3 million which helps students gain essential field experience as they apply what they learn. Research results are brought immediately into the classroom so our students learn the very latest information.
We have diversified the gender and cultural background of our students by attracting highly qualified individuals from throughout the state and nation so that women comprise half of our graduates. Our students participate in on-campus seminars and forums, professional activities through self-organized student chapters, in research projects with faculty mentors, and have coauthored scientific publications in nationally peer-reviewed journals. Opportunities abound for students to interact with each other and faculty, including social events sponsored by student organizations, The Wildlife Society Conclave, banquets and other student fund-raising events.
Our Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology program offers students the opportunity to study and work with
renowned researchers in diverse topics such as:
|Animal populations||Conservation biology and biodiversity||Ecosystem management|
|Ecotoxicology||Endangered species||Fisheries management|
|Conservation genetics||Habitats||Human and wildlife conflicts|
|Integrated resource management||Larval fish ecology and taxonomy||Policy, communications and leadership|
Find Your Advisor
- Freshmen and sophomores, i.e., passed less than 60 credits, should contact the Academic Advisor you are assigned to in RAMWeb or Dr. Nicole Vieira, for questions related to CSU registration, courses, etc.
- Regardless of your academic status, you may contact your upper division Major or Minor Faculty Advisor at any time; however, please be aware that you should first contact Dr. Vieira for academic advising questions if you are a freshman or sophomore.