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.

Scholarships Awarded at FWCE Annual Banquet

The FWCE Annual Banquet was held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. Scholarships were awarded as follows:

William Lubenau - Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers

Marcus Montoya; Trey Chancellor - Ocie Gray

Brice Rosales; Klayton Willoughby - William Humphries

Jade Reese; Adam Baca; John Martinez; Abraham Sanchez - Joe Skeen SCEP Award

Kayli Farmer - Norm Mabie

Jamie Martin - Phillip Church

Sydney Salas; Rachel Burke - Carol Gordon

Jasmine Martinez - Anthony Julianna

Sarah Grubel; Colton Padilla - Claude Waner

Quintin Dean; Joseph Youtz - Estabrook

Justin Hebert - James Gardiner

Ryann Smith - LO Haun

Kailey Martinez; Victoria Atencio - William Huey

Amy Buser - Aquatic Consultants

Miranda Butler-Valverde received the Outstanding Student in FWCE Award

Dean's Award of Excellence went to Cody Strong

Wildlife Museum Curator, Dr. Jennifer Frey, Introduces Outreach Education Program

Prestigious Award goes to Professor Emeritus Dr. Raul Valdez

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Congratulations to Research Affiliate Dr. Raul Valdez whose recent book Ecology and Management of Wildlife in Mexico won the Outstanding Book Publication Award from the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society in 2016.

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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