Howdy and Welcome to ECCB.
It is my honor to introduce you to the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, a new unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences established in January 2020 through a restructuring of the former departments of Ecosystem Science and Management (ESSM) and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC).
We aim to conduct interdisciplinary research across all ecological levels, from genes to ecosystems, to conserve biodiversity and natural resources in our rapidly changing world. I believe I speak for all my colleagues when I say that I am extremely excited about our new department and the outstanding people who have joined together to advance shared interests in teaching, research and professional service.
We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our educational programs, people, and exciting opportunities to engage in research and conservation outreach. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Dr. Kirk Winemiller
Interim Department Head
The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology conducts interdisciplinary research across all levels of biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, to confront the grand challenge of conserving natural resources in a rapidly changing world. This research is integrated with undergraduate and graduate teaching programs to prepare the next generation of leaders in conservation science.
We strive for preeminence among academic programs in ecology and conservation biology. Our faculty is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary research and teaching, informing conservation and management solutions, and preparing students as future leaders that will solve complex environmental problems in Texas and across the world.
Engaging students in integrated teaching, research and outreach programs to create skillful thought leaders in the field.
Leading the discovery and dissemination
of knowledge in conservation of biodiversity
and natural resource management.
Collecting evidence of biodiversity, ecological change and life history of vertebrates and invertebrates in Texas, the U.S. and the world.