College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy

Wildlife Ecology and Management (ENSP)

Wildlife is a term for the diversity of natural populations of plants and animals that 
exist in the biosphere. Although wildlife usually refers to vertebrate animals and higher plants, in a more general sense the term covers all natural biodiversity. Today, the study of wildlife ecology is a rigorous science that spans biological scales from the genome to the biosphere. Methods include inventory techniques for
poppulation size and condition, physiological function, migratory patterns, habitat evaluation, and food web studies. Management of wildlife is especially challenging because it requires the very best ecological science as a foundation, in addition to a strong perspective in social science. Thus, the field of wildlife ecology and management requires in-depth and interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, and a commitment to professional development. With careful course selection and appropriate postgraduate experience, graduates will be eligible for Certification as Wildlife Biologists.



These requirements are for those following the current General Education program and are declaring Fall 2016 and beyond - most of you fall into this category!



Ms. Anette Spivy
Environmental Science and Policy
0214 Symons Hall


To make an appointment:  Please e-mail Ms. Spivy at aspivy [at] to set up an appointment. Include 2-3 different days and times that are good for you to meet, so she can e-mail back to confirm one of them. Thank you!

*Students may also continue to consult with Dr. Jennifer Murrow (wildlife[at] for general advice regarding careers, research and professional development, but any matters related to mandaory advising, the removal of advising blocks, and/or general course registration should be handled through Ms. Spivy!  Thanks!





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