We expand the frontiers of knowledge through our broad-based research expertise in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife.

We teach students to think critically about environmental issues and become ecologically literate, providing the training to be successful in careers in academia, governmental agencies, the private sector, and non-government organizations. 

Our outreach and engagement efforts assist individuals, communities, and organizations to solve complex environmental problems and to be effective stewards of the planet’s fish and wildlife and the systems in which they live.

We are committed to recruiting, supporting, and training faculty, students, and staff from groups traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized in the fields of fish, wildlife, and conservation biology to develop innovative solutions to complex environmental problems and to advance and promote environmental justice.