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W. Mark Ford

Feb. 15, 2012 – Unit Leader, Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

  • B.S. (1987) University of Tennessee 
  • M.S. (1989) Mississippi State University 
  • Ph.D. (1994) University of Georgia

Academic Interests

Wildlife habitat interactions (forest management and prescribed fire); white-tailed deer management; ecology and management of bats, non-volant small mammals, and woodland salamanders; high-elevation/relict forest management and restoration in the Appalachians.


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Andrew Rypel

Assistant Professor of Applied Fish Technology Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

  • B.A (2001) St. Louis University 
  • M.S. (2004) Auburn University 
  • Ph.D. (2008) University of Alabama

Academic Interests

Global change; fish ecology; freshwater mussels; fisheries management; river ecology; coastal marine ecology; macroecology; growth rates; ecosystem services.


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Michael Sorice

Assistant Professor of Recreation Management and Recreation Planning Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

  • B.A. (1997) Miami University 
  • M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2008) Texas A&M University

Academic Interests

Natural resource recreation; recreation specialization; human dimensions of natural resource management; conservation on private lands; incentive programs and conservation policy; human-wildlife interactions; land ownership demographics and land use; attitudes and social norms; behavior assessment.


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Andrew Ellis

Associate Professor of Geography Department of Geography

  • B.A. (1991), M.S. (1994), and Ph.D. (1997) University of Delaware

Academic Interests

Hydroclimatology; climate variability and change; drought; water resources.


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Winter 2012

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 Years

    1992 through 2017, 25 years

Join us Sept. 15-16 to visit campus and reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

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