Wildlife ecology involves the use of scientific methods to understand how the environment influences wildlife and their populations, as well as the application of ecological research to the management and conservation of wildlife. Wildlife science makes use of a broad range of disciplines including ecology, organismal biology, ecosystem science, genetics, physiology, evolution, and quantitative methods. Wildlife doctoral minors are expected to have a general understanding of wildlife natural history, the ecology of their populations, basic research methods for studying wildlife, and current problems in wildlife management and conservation. 

Nine (9) credits of wildlife ecology coursework, 300-level courses or higher. 

Zach Peery

A233 Russell Labs

1630 Linden Drive

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology

608-890-2766

mpeery@wisc.edu