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.

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Prestigious Award Goes to FWCE Master's Student

Congratulations to FWCE graduating Master's student Meredith Campbell, recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student NMSU Alumni Association Award! She appears here with NMSU President Garrey Carruthers.

FWCE Researcher's Dedication Contributes to Recovery of Endangered Species

Dr. Gary W. Roemer
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A little over twenty years ago, doctoral student Gary W. Roemer, now a FWCE professor, began studying the Channel Islands fox, which was in decline. His observations helped determine the causes, and led to an eventual recovery program that, although beset with negative interactions with other wildlife, and diseases, has since turned the corner and made the population viable again.


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