Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology


Welcome to the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology. We apply traditional and emerging scientific methods to understand the ecology of fish and wildlife and use this knowledge for conservation and management. We strive for excellence in research, teaching and outreach with our efforts focused on the diverse ecosystems of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Please explore our academic programs and the research that our professors and students are conducting in the field and laboratory.

FWCE in Stunning Series of Wins at Annual AZ/NM JAM!

Image of ...Students at JAM

New Mexico State University - Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology swept the regional 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, the Arizona Wildlife Society, and the New Mexico Wildlife Society held in Farmington, New Mexico (February 9-11, 2017). The Conference started with FWCE undergraduate students (Will Lubenau, Adam Baca, Marcus Montoya, and Joe Youtz) winning the Quiz Bowl. Ian Perkins-Taylor won the Best Student Paper for Wildlife and Damon Peterson won the Best Student Paper for Fisheries. Will Lubenau won the AZ/NM AFS Chapter prestigious Miles McInnis Scholarship and the coveted fly rod in the raffle contest. Matthew Boggie won the 2016 Outstanding Student Award from the NM Wildlife Society for his outstanding contributions to New Mexico wildlife conservation. Susan Bard received a Student Travel Award from NM TWS and Alex Kunkel received second place for Best Student Poster. NMSU FWCE graduate students took away cash prizes from the photo contest: Cody Bear-Sutton received awards for "Best Landscape", "Best Bird", and "Best of Show". Alex Kunkel received an award for "Best Fish" photo, Susan Bard, "Best Mammal" photo, and Sarah Grubel for the "Caught in the Act" photo. Way to go Fish and Wildlife Aggies!


Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology
2980 South Espina, Knox Hall 132
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 4901
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-1544
Fax: 575-646-1281