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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.

 

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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

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Passing the Test

How old is a deer that has all its teeth and three cups on the four premolars?

Eighteen months old.

Which species of tree was the Carolina Parakeet’s primary food source?

The bald cypress.

Which university rapidly and successfully fielded a variety of far-ranging wildlife questions — including law, policy and forestry — to place second among 22 teams from the United States and Canada at The Wildlife Society’s 2014 National Quiz Bowl?

Click here to find out!