The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology is dedicated to achieving recognition for excellence among academic programs in ecology and conservation biology. Our ecological and conservation research includes field projects conducted throughout Texas and the world. Research training and experiences prepare our students to become leaders capable of solving complex environmental problems that affect biodiversity, ecosystem services and people worldwide.
In January 2020, our department was established after a restructuring of the former Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC) and Ecosystem and Science Management (ESSM) Departments.
The support of our current students still going through the program under the legacy departments is of utmost importance to us. To help with this transition, ECCB degree programs are currently inactive. Incoming undergraduate and graduate students will still come in under Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences or Ecosystem and Science Management degree programs.
Current WFSC and ESSM students seeking information regarding their degree program can schedule appointments with our undergraduate or graduate advisors or visit the legacy sites for degree requirements, course catalogs and other details.