Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

Welcome to the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology.

We apply traditional and emerging scientific methods to understand the ecology of fish and wildlife and the communities they inhabit. We apply this knowledge to help make more informed conservation and management decisions as well as to further society’s understanding of the structure and function of ecological systems. We strive for excellence in research, teaching and outreach with our efforts focused on the diverse ecosystems of the American Southwest as well as on issues occurring nationally and internationally.

Please explore our academic programs and the research that our faculty and students are conducting in the field and laboratory.

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It is with profound sadness that NMSU FWCE announces the sudden passing of our beloved Department Head, Dr. Matt Gompper. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Details about services will follow at a later date.

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Contact Us!

Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology

2980 South Espina, Knox Hall 132
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 4901
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-2245
Fax: 575-646-1281