Fisheries & Wildlife Related Research and Extension Projects

Research Stories

 Senior Fisheries & Wildlife major Rob Gabel takes to the Galapagos Islands in his July 16 SnapChat takeover

Senior Fisheries & Wildlife major Rob Gabel takes to the Galapagos Islands in his July 16 SnapChat takeover

7/4/2019   –  Continue the story...

 Analysis finds U.S. ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north

Analysis finds U.S. ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north

7/1/2019   –  Continue the story...

 Malaria bird project a finalist in crowdfunding competition

Malaria bird project a finalist in crowdfunding competition

6/12/2019   –  Continue the story...

Study abroad trip to Namibia captivating

Study abroad trip to Namibia captivating

6/12/2019   –  Continue the story...

 Mark your calendars: Alumni events planned for fall & winter 2019

Mark your calendars: Alumni events planned for fall & winter 2019

6/12/2019   –  Continue the story...

Meet Andrew Little, Extension Wildlife Specialist

Meet Andrew Little, Extension Wildlife Specialist

6/3/2019   –  Continue the story...

Established Research Projects & Groups

Large River Ecology

Several concurrent projects investigating the ecology of large rivers ranging from the population dynamics, habitat use and seasonal movements of riverine species to the structure and movement of habitat (e.g., large woody debris) in response to abiotic factors. Specfic field data collections are ongoing or recently completed in the Missouri River, Platte River, and Niobrara River in Nebraska.


Wildlife Conservation through Evolutionary Understanding

Our work revolves around understanding how novel ecological conditions driven by anthropogenic change influence phenotypic expression in birds. Currently, we are addressing a number of questions relating to avian habitat decisions and how climate and land-use change as well as management decisions are influencing where birds reside and subsequently how they behave.


Applied Ecology Research

Applied Ecologists integrate aspects of the fields of ecology, biology, human dimensions, conservation science and resource management to study regional and global problems. Our faculty engage in collaborative research and education to support decisions made in natural and managed ecosystems.

Extension Projects

Nebraska One Health

Connecting Human, Animal, Plant and Ecosystem Health

A Holistic Approach To Health. Nebraska One Health brings together people with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives to improve the health of humans, animals (wild and domestic), plants and our shared environments.

Wildlife Extension

  • Wildlife damage management
  • Protect and perserve
  • Identify
  • Understand potential disease threats
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