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WELCOME to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.  We strongly believe that natural resources and environment are vital to the future of humanity. The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems. Through our renowned and distinguished education, research, and outreach programs, we empower students and stakeholders with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to safeguard our natural heritage and promote quality of life for all.

Who will make a difference for the rivers, the lakes, the land?

For the fish, the wildlife, the environment?




  • Snares to Wares Available Online

    Published on October 1, 2018

    The Snares to Wares team is excited to announce that they have officially opened their online store!

  • Deer

    Developing strategies to prevent chronic wasting disease

    Published on October 1, 2018

    A disease of the nervous system exclusive to members of the cervid family — deer, elk, moose, caribou and other hoofed, antlered, ruminant mammals — chronic wasting disease is a fatal disease with no known cure or vaccine.

  • MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club conducts Perch Lake assessment

    Published on September 28, 2018

    The MSU Fisheries and Wildlife Club traveled to Gaylord, MI to perform an assessment of Perch Lake. While there, they spent time working with Perch Lake residents to learn more about lake ecosystems and sampling techniques.

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MSU researcher helps battle deadly deer disease

Published on September 24, 2018




  • Nov 20

    MS Defense Seminar - Kimberly Fake

    November 20, 2018 9:00AM - 10:00AM Natural Resources Building, Room 338

    Kimberly Fake, a Master's student advised by Jean Tsao, will present her M.S. thesis entitled "Importance of nutritional status of passerines to immunity and disease dynamics.'

  • Nov 26

    PhD Defense Seminar - Remington Moll

    November 26, 2018 1:00PM - 2:00PM Natural Resources Building, Room 338

    Remington Moll, a PhD student advised by Robert Montgomery, will present his dissertation entitled "Defining and evaluating the spatio-temporal dimensionality of carnivore ecology.'

  • Nov 30

    GSO Seminar Series: Mike Wilberg

    November 30, 2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM 338 Natural Resources Building

    Dr. Mike Wilberg, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, will present a research update on marine mammals and fisheries modeling.

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