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Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Graduate Degrees

In these rigorous, research-based programs, students conduct research on a fisheries or wildlife conservation or management issue. The curriculum emphasizes a solid ecological foundation with an applied perspective that includes a background in policy and management. Students will only be accepted into the program when a faculty member has a sponsored contract to financially support the student, so contact faculty members before applying.
Recent Theses and Dissertations:
  • Sensory and physical assessment of microbiologically safe culinary processes for fish and shellfish – Renee Felice
  • Biological and ecological trait associations and analysis of spatial and interspecific variation in fish traits – Michael Henebry
  • The role of physiography in the relationships between land cover and stream fish assemblages – Jefferson Deweber
  • Fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States – Nicolas Lapointe
  • Modification of a DNA vaccine for oral administration in fish for aquaculture by using non-microbial nanoparticles – Amitesh Mandal
  • Factors affecting Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) demography and habitat use at Onslow Beach, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina – Kacy Ray
  • Ecology and restoration of Sumatran tigers in forest and plantation landscapes – Sunarto
  • Individual and interactive effects of maternally- and trophically-derived mercury on early amphibian development – Christine Bergeron
  • The role of incubation temperature in determining avian phenotype: implications for avian ecology, life history evolution, and conservation – Sarah DuRant
  • Black bears in Canyon de Chelly National Monument: life in a changing environment – Catherine Tredick

 

Options:
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department: Fish and Wildlife Conservation: Prospective Graduates
Director: Joel Snodgrass
Contact:
100 Cheatham Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321
(540) 231-5573           fishwild@vt.edu
Website: Fish and Wildlife Conservation

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