Trail cam: Lazy Otter
Trail cam: Raccoon playing in water
Trail cam: den and fox family
Trail cam: fox and cubs
Trail cam: bobcat
Forestry Club teaches first graders how to measure trees.
Workers proceed with a Spring controlled burn.
Tree core reveals tree age to aid in management decisions - Wisconsin
Forestry Club students and Smokey Bear teaching first graders about Forestry - Wisconsin
Learning proper tree-climbing techniques - Wisconsin
Blanding's turtle
Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) conks on paper birch in northern Wisconsin
Wild turkey research - Wisconsin
Students collect forest stand data for management plan - Wisconsin
Students learning field techniques during wildlife ecology summer camp - Wisconsin
White-tailed deer fawn - Wisconsin
Pine seedling – Woodruff Wisconsin

Department Mission and History

The mission of the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is to provide science-based research, instruction, and extension that supports forest and wildlife conservation and management in an ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable fashion.



  • Fri, 09/18/2015
    Understanding species interactions to improve wildlife conservation and management
  • Fri, 09/25/2015
    Host, pathogen and environmental effects on transmission of the lethal anthrax bacterium
  • Fri, 10/02/2015
    The Flambeau Experiment: Consequences of restoring old-growth structure to managed forests

Giving to Forest and Wildlife Ecology

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Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Position Available

Three-year NSF-funded POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in the laboratory of William Karasov at University of Wisconsin-Madison to study molecular mechanisms of dietary modulation of intestinal enzymes in birds and small mammals.The production of digestive enzymes may increase with availability of substrate in the diet, and we seek to advance knowledge about underlying mechanisms of digestive enzyme flexibility.

For full information, please see this page.

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