Ecology and Conservation Biology
6 Degree Programs
Our unique programs focus on engaging students in integrated teaching, research, and outreach programs to create skillful leaders in the field. Graduates are prepared for careers in stewardship and study of terrestrial and aquatic ecological systems.
29 Research Labs & Facilities
Our research endeavors are to develop new approaches and methodologies that advance both scientific discoveries and applications of ecological knowledge and evidence for effective biological conservation and natural resource and environmental management.
200+ Enrolled Students
Preparing the next generation with fundamental ecological knowledge and its application to biodiversity conservation, environmental health, and the management of complex systems, such as interactions involving aspects of ecology from genes to ecosystems, landscapes, hydrology, and climate.
A broad path of discovery
“One of the biggest motivators for me to get a degree in ECCB is the diversity of classes that you can take. The degree plan covers such a wide range of topics that you can take a class with unfamiliar content and fall in love with it, and potentially discover a career path you want to pursue. From ornithology, and plant biology to mammalogy ECCB truly has it all.”
Katelyn Sanchez ’23, Ecology and Conservation Biology major
Ecology and Conservation Biology in the News
National Academy of Sciences studies focus on dynamic environmental changes and impact on plants and animals
Without conservation-based understanding and intervention, plant and animal species across the globe face rapidly changing ecosystems that will require dynamic adaptation or lead them toward extinction.
Gonder named Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology head
Mary Katherine “Katy” Gonder, Ph.D., has been named head of the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, ECCB, effective Aug. 1.