WELCOME to the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. We strongly believe that our natural resources and environment are vital to our future, thus the faculty, staff and students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of our ecosystems. We empower our students and our stakeholders with the knowledge needed to ensure our natural heritage and a high quality of life. We accomplish this through our renowned and distinguished education, research and outreach programs.
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Dr. Lois Wolfson, Senior Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, will receive the MSU Distinguished Academic Staff Award at a reception on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Wharton Center.
To protect the Great Lakes, MSU scientists are learning more about invasive species and how to control their often-devastating impacts.
Ph.D. student Kathryn Frens was recently awarded 3rd place in the presentation category at The Wildlife Society's Annual Conference. She is studying how urbanization can affect the biodiversity of bird communities.
Distinguished Professor William Taylor was honored in November by MSU's Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) for his role in a successful program to support emerging natural resource leaders.
Fisheries and Wildlife Master’s student Janet Hsiao has accepted a Sea Grant Fellowship in the NOAA Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research in Silver Springs, MD.
Dr. Lenone Fahrig, Professor at Carleton University, will join us by video to present a seminar entitled "Forty years of bias in habitat fragmentation research".
Dr. Thomas Raffel, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Oakland University, will present a seminar entitled "A metabolic theory approach to the thermal biology of parasitism".
Dr. Elise Zipkin, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University, will present a seminar entitled "Improving conservation management with inferences from multiple data sources".
This free event features the research of Fisheries and Wildlife undergraduates and graduates, as well as a keynote presentation. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Roger Nisbet from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Elizabeth DeSombre, Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies at Wellesley College, will present a seminar entitled "Saving Global - and Local? - Fisheries".