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Wildlife Management

The Wildlife Management program emphasizes both applied and basic research in wildlife ecology, management, education, and extension. It concentrates on the problems and opportunities facing wildlife resources at the state, regional, and international levels.
The Wildlife Management program focuses on:

  • Predator-prey relationship
  • Urban and suburban wildlife
  • Migratory wildlife species
  • Wildlife-human interaction
  • International wildlife

Students have the opportunity to work closely with staff from the Wildlife Division of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, through the Steward B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, private non-profit organizations, such as Audubon Society Connecticut Chapter, The Nature Conservancy, local landowners, and local municipalities.

Many of our students join The Wildlife Society Chapter to participate in diverse activities, including the maintenance of blue-bird boxes on campus, cleaning local trails, and doing environmental education at the local schools.

Some of our students participate in the activities developed by the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center.


Associate Professor Morty Ortega

Assistant Professor Jason Vokoun

Professor Emeritus John S. Barclay


Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840