The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife helps preserve our past and create our future.

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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?




  • Spatial pattern of SDG Index scores in 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 for 31 Chinese provinces.

    All global sustainability is local

    Published on January 1, 2020

    In a Nature cover story, Jianguo "Jack" Liu and CSIS members use groundbreaking methods to discover sustainability, like politics, is local

  • Professor Patricia Soranno

    Freshwater ecologist honored by AAAS

    Published on December 4, 2019

    Fisheries and Wildlife Professor Patricia Soranno elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Featured In the News

A model ecosystem fish story

Published on January 21, 2020
by MSU Today

Most of the Sustainable Development Goals will not be met by 2030

Published on January 7, 2020
by European Scientist

Communities are the starting point for achieving global sustainability

Published on January 3, 2020
by Scientific American - Arabic

transformative change can save humans and nature

Published on December 15, 2019
by Global Health Newswire

Ultra-Fast Computers Could Avert Global Disaster

Published on December 15, 2019
by Truthdig

Michigan Fights CWD With Research, Education And Collaboration

Published on November 14, 2019
by CBS Detroit




  • Feb 12

    Marathon of Majors

    February 12, 2020 4:00PM - 6:00PM MSU Union, 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Marathon of Majors offers an opportunity to explore different majors, as well as connect with academic and career advisors, college representatives, campus resources and community partners.

  • Feb 20

    Applied Science in fisheries

    February 20, 2020 9:00AM - 10:30AM Room, 338 NR

    GSO Seminar Series Dr. Gregg Sass, Biologist with Wisconsin DNR

  • Feb 27

    Avian related discussion

    February 27, 2020 9:00AM - 10:30AM Room 338, NR

    GSO Seminar Series Dr. Jennifer Owen, Professor at MSU in the Avian Health and Disease Ecology Lab

  • Mar 3

    Project FISH Workshop

    March 3, 2020 - March 4, 2020 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day 152 Natural Resources, 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    This program’s focus will be how to be successful in getting kids and families fishing.

  • Mar 11

    MSU Spring Career Fair 2020: Day 1

    March 11, 2020 3:00PM - 6:00PM Spartan Stadium, Huntington Club

    This is MSU’s largest spring semester career event representing all majors. Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, this two-day event includes internship, summer job and full-time career opportunities for students.

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