The Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center uses scientific research techniques to better understand wildlife and fish populations, the habitats they require, and interactions with human society in our shared landscape. Its scientists promote sustainable management solutions for wildlife issues. Some of the critical issues that current projects are addressing include; wildlife and fish conservation in populated areas, rare species and threatened habitats, the changing climate, and the consequences of contaminants in the environment.

Megalab Meeting

Friday February 21st


Subdivision for conservation?

PhD student Mauri Liberati published a paper in Landscape and Urban Planning.

Rattlesnake research

People’s attitudes towards rattlesnakes on their property are influenced by individual perceptions of wildlife, as well as knowledge about and previous experiences with rattlesnakes. Congrats to Lindsay Keener-Eck, MS student, and Dr. Anita Morzillo for two papers published in the same week.

Harvesting trees within wetlands!?!?

Forest managers have nearly stopped harvesting trees within wetlands, because large equipment damages wetlands soils and water quality. It’s a conservation success story. Yet- are these forested wetlands healthy?

Bobcats: the ‘unseen’ cat in your backyard

How can a secretive predator live near millions of people? There are many parts to this question and the CT Bobcat Project was initiated to enhance our understanding of how bobcats live in close proximity to people.

Brook Trout

"Not all those who wander are lost." When J.R.R. Tokien wrote these words, he certaily did not have Brook Trout in mind. However, the rangers from Tolkien's renownedfantasy trilogy share a strikingly similarity with these cold-water fish.
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center 

Department of Natural Resources and the Environment University of Connecticut 1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087

Tracy.Rittenhouse@uconn.edu | (860) 486-5042
Partners
DEEP Wildlife
DEEP Inland Fisheries
CT Agricultural Experimental Station

Photographers
Dennis Quinn, Milton Levin, Tom Koerner, Cameron Faustman, John Charles