First graders learn about wildlife from a Forestry Club member.
Campus fox.
Forestry Club teaches first graders how to measure trees.
Workers proceed with a Spring controlled burn.
Tree core reveals tree age to aid in management decisions - Wisconsin
Forestry Club students and Smokey Bear teaching first graders about Forestry - Wisconsin
Learning proper tree-climbing techniques - Wisconsin
Blanding's turtle
Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) conks on paper birch in northern Wisconsin
Wild turkey research - Wisconsin
Students collect forest stand data for management plan - Wisconsin
Students learning field techniques during wildlife ecology summer camp - Wisconsin
White-tailed deer fawn - Wisconsin
Pine seedling – Woodruff Wisconsin

Department Mission and History

The mission of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is to provide science-based research, instruction, and extension that supports forest and wildlife conservation and management in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable fashion.



  • Fri, 02/27/2015
    University of Maryland
    Karen Lips
    Speaker Bio
    Amphibian population declines in the Americas: disease ecology and consequences for amphibian biodiversity
  • Fri, 03/06/2015
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Stan Temple
    Speaker Bio
    The Passenger Pigeon: Why we lost it and should we resurrect it?
  • Fri, 03/13/2015
    USDA Agricultural Research Services
    Eric Hoberg
    Speaker Bio
    Ecological collision in a warming world: invasion and consequences for emerging pathogens
  • Fri, 03/20/2015
    Colorado State University
    Kelly Wendland Jones
    Can land titling and economic incentives curb deforestation? Empirical evidence from Ecuador.
  • Fri, 03/27/2015
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife
    Mat Alldredge
    Cougar ecology along the Front Range of Colorado

Giving to Forest and Wildlife Ecology

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Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position Available

Three-year NSF-funded POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in the laboratory of William Karasov at University of Wisconsin-Madison to study molecular mechanisms of dietary modulation of intestinal enzymes in birds and small mammals.The production of digestive enzymes may increase with availability of substrate in the diet, and we seek to advance knowledge about underlying mechanisms of digestive enzyme flexibility.

For full information, please see this page.

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