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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.

Student TWS/AFS Team Victorious Once Again!!

New Mexico State University hosted the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting of the NM and AZ Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society here in Las Cruces, NM from February 5-7. The meeting was attended by 350 people from state, federal, private agencies and universities. Seven universities from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas were represented. The Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology was represented by 6 undergraduates, 6 graduates, 1 Ph.D., 2 Post-Docs, and 4 faculty. All gave scientific presentations. Dr. Scott Carleton participated as a plenary speaker on new technologies in fish and wildlife ecology. Dr. James Cain, out-going president of the New Mexico Chapter of The Wildlife Society will soon be replaced by incoming president-elect Dr. Virginia Seamster, also located here in the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology. Special kudos and congrats to our amazing team of undergraduates - Clay Morrow, Jacob Townsend, Isidro Barella and Hunter Falso for taking home the AZ/NM Quiz Bowl Trophy for the second year in a row! Way to Go!! Hunter Falco also received the prestigious AZ/NM American Fisheries Society Miles McInnis Award.


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
Email: FWCE@nmsu.edu

Praise for The Wildlife Society Student Chapter Members in the Field!

Bosque del Apache biologists sent this note to TWS Student Chapter President Dominique Lujan following a duck trapping weekend under the supervision of Advisor, Dr. Scott A. Carleton: "Please pass on my thanks to everyone that came up with you today. Without a doubt your group was the most help, most professional and most enjoyable I have had on a rocket shot and banding. Look forward to working with all of you in the future."

Congratulations to NMSU TWS/AFS Student Chapters for Taking Top Honors in New Mexico Competition!!

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