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Welcome to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

Excellence in undergraduate and graduate education in wildlife ecology since 1935.

The University of Maine’s close proximity to a diverse array of ecosystems and wildlife provides an outstanding setting for our wildlife ecology program, and the many other programs in ecology, biology, and natural resources in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture provide a diverse array of courses for wildlife ecology majors.



Current Research

View research projects by current faculty and graduate students
in the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology University of Maine 2013 Report to Cooperators





Wildlife Ecology Alumni

Life and work in the Maine outdoors: An interview with Kris and Emily MacCabe

Husband and wife Kris and Emily MacCabe both work for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries of Wildlife. Kris is a district game warden with the Maine Warden Service. He is also featured in Animal Planet’s North Woods Law. Emily is a public relations representative in the MDIFW’s Information & Education Division.

Kris has a Bachelor of Science in wildlife ecology from UMaine-Orono and Emily has a Bachelor of Science in environmental science with a concentration in conservation law enforcement from Unity College.