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  • UF: Study Abroad in Belize



    I went on a Study Abroad trip to Belize, Central America during this past spring break in May 2011. The trip was through the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department at The University of Florida. Overall the trip was a really good time and a great life experience. We traveled pretty much across the whole country to the following places: Tropical Education Center/Belize Zoo, Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary, Las Cuevas, Chiquibal National Park,Caracol, Hill Bank Field Station/Program for Belize in the Rio Bravo conservation area, Lamanai Outpost Lodge, Lamanai, and Caye Caulker.


    All clips were shot exclusively on the Canon 5d Mark II with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM II Lens and were edited in Final Cut pro.


    All music was composed and recorded by myself in the effort to provide original score for this short video. The Song at the end will be further completed, with vocals and such, to be released on a future album with Sydney Lane.

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    What is Wildlife Biology?


    What is the discipline of Wildlife Biology and how is it represented? Hopefully I can answer these questions and shed some light on this wonderful branch of environmental science!

    A huge to thank you to my friend, Joanna Daniel, for helping me film and being my creative director throughout this process. Couldn't have done it without ya!

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    Wildlife Conservation


    Students who are interested in the life sciences, whole organisms, ecology, and the biological aspects of the environment can find their interests met in the Wildlife Conservation major. Students in this program learn about wildlife management; conservation techniques; and non-domesticated animals, including insects and vertebrates.

    The curriculum builds from basic courses in biology, chemistry, and conservation to more specialized and supporting courses such as ecology, botany, and mammalogy. You also will take general education courses in computers, English, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, literature and the arts to ensure breadth in your undergraduate experience and to provide skills and knowledge necessary to the practice of conservation.

    For more information about Wildlife Conservation at the University of Delaware, check out:

    Edited by: Laura Schultz '13

  • Unmanned aircraft system research in wildlife ecology


    The Biology Department at the University of North Dakota and the Hudson Bay project have initiated research on application of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for wildlife ecology.

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  • UF Animal Science Promo


    This video is about Animal Science Promo

  • South America, Wildlife, Ecology, Conservation


    Iguazu Waterfalls in Brazil/Argentina and Para La Tierra reserve at Laguna Blanca Paraguay

  • Wildlife Ecology & Conservation - UNR


    Major in wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Disking for Wildlife Management


    Blake Alldredge of Texas A&M; AgriLife Extension Service discusses how shallow disking can enhance wildlife habitat on your land and provides tips for when and how to disk.

    For more information, visit wildlife.tamu.edu.

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  • A day in the life of a wildlife biologist | GoPro HD


    A day in the life of a wildlife biologist; entire clip was shot on GoPro Hero4 Black during the field work on a wildlife radio-telemetry project.
    Music: Mystic Force by Kevin MacLeod (Royalty-Free)
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  • Difference Between Wildlife Biology and Zoology


    Differences between a wildlife biologist & a zoologist . Chron
    To become a zoologist, you generally need a doctoral degree in zoology. While a major in zoology as an undergraduate is a good foundation, most zoologists specialize in their graduate work, studying, for instance, embryology or genetics. A wildlife biologist also needs a college degree here are some more compilation of topics and latest discussions relates to this video, which we found thorough the internet. Hope this information will helpful to get idea in brief about this. I am planning on becoming a wildlife biologist or a zoologist. Can anybody tell me what the difference is between the two? which field would i was interested in becoming a zoologist and i was curious if there was a difference between wildlife biologists and a zoologist, particularly in below information will help you to get some more though about the subject . The field of wildlife biology has been a common home for most of the zoologists, as they can directly apply what they learnt in zoology hi, i can't decide whether or not i want to major in zoology or wildlife recommendations based on my experiences education a job in the field anyway if you want for more info, you would better continue reading. Zoologist and wildlife biologist are the professionals working in the same field. They deal with the same theme, animals and their life. Although their work area is in the future, a b.S. In integrative biology will also be available. In a broad sense, zoology also focus on interrelationships between humans and other wildlife biology is a combination of zoology and ecology study of the disparity between graduates and jobs is going to get worse up do to curriculum differences, not to mention financial set backs of moving out of state)?. Detailed career information for zoologists and wildlife biologists including salary, job outlook, the middle percent earned between $, and $, working conditions of zoologists & wildlife biologists. Like many scientists, zoologists and wildlife biologists spend much of their time in a lab. However, they having decided to study biology due to a life long love of wildlife i am leaning towards all i can say is that in my experience the choice between zoology and biology should not make a significant difference, whether you i'm and gonna attend college soon. I want a career in either wildlife biology or zoology but i have no idea which. I do know i want to travel the world and study zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, in my opinion from the definition ,animal science is a branch of biology i believe that one of the main differences between ecology and zoology is that but at the same time, the difference between the two is strikingly distinct. Zoology (see differences between a wildlife biologist & a zoologist). Written a career as a wildlife biologist conjures up visions of tracking also what is the difference between a wildlife biologist and a zoologist?. Zoologists often work in conjunction with zoo keepers, veterinarians, marine biologists, and wildlife biologists to properly manage animal populations in captivity science career of zoologists, science career of wildlife biologists review the difference between wildlife biology and zoology, and get info on choosing a school for your wildlife biology studies. Explore the curricula

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  • FWC Releases Rescued Florida Panther Siblings


    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists released two endangered Florida panthers in 2013, a brother and sister that they rescued as kittens about one and a half years earlier.

    FWC biologists captured the then 5-month old kittens after their mother was found dead in September 2011. Without that intervention, the kittens likely would have died a short time later. The kittens were taken to the White Oak Conservation Center in northeast Florida, where they were raised until they were ready for release.

    The female panther was released first, on January 31 in the Picayune Strand State Forest in southwest Florida. Post-release monitoring has shown her adapting well and behaving as typical wild female panthers do.

    The male panther was released on April 3 at the Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area in South Florida. Early monitoring has shown the male also acclimating himself well to the wild, however, biologists caution that young male panthers face the added survival challenge of encounters with older, established male panthers.

    An estimated 100 to 160 adult and subadult panthers remain in south Florida. Florida residents can support conservation efforts like the rescue and rehabilitation of these panthers by purchasing a panther license plate at:

    To report dead or injured panthers, call the FWC's Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone.

    For more information on Florida panthers, go to

  • BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at Bournemouth University


    Our academics and students give you an insight into what it's like to study BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at BU.

  • SciPath -- Understanding Alligators


    University of Florida zoologist Lou Guillette and graduate student Ashley Boggs talk about snagging alligators out of the swamp, and what these prehistoric creatures can tell us about our world.

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  • UF/IFAS Research: Gulf Fisheries Study


    UF IFAS Researchers incorporate valuable feedback from Florida fisherman to aid the scientists in deciding when regulations and restrictions should be changed.

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    Conservation Ecology Masters Degree program


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    Find Your Path: Wildlife Biologist


    Jenniffer Bakke shows what it's like to work as a wildlife biologist with a forest management company in Independence, Ore. She spends a lot of time in the woods and keeps track of wildlife on the company's land. She helps make sure a timber harvest or other work is done in a way that minimizes harm to wildlife habitat.

    (Part of the Find Your Path series created by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.)

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    Kristina Borgstrom - UW-Stevens Point Wildlife Ecology and Management Major


    At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you can learn to work in wildlife ecology at the interface of wildlife species, the environment and humans. Join us to build your career if you love biology, chemistry, math, ecology and working outdoors. Learn more about this major at

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  • Wildlife Ecology: Greg Yarrow


    My name is Greg Yarrow and I am a professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University. Wildlife in general are a bio-indicator of environmental health; they indicate the quality of our own environment.
    We have a variety of projects ongoing right now that address conservation issues related to wildlife, as well as conflicts with wildlife. We have one project in Assam, India that looks at human-elephant conflict and we're trying to come up with a method where the two can coexist.
    Closer to home, we have a project around Cape Romain where mink populations are thought to pose a threat to endangered shore birds. We're looking at impacts that these mink might have and trying to balance the conservation issues, while at the same time we want to provide suitable habitat for mink.
    We also have a project in Winyah Bay that is investigating the impact of coyotes on native wildlife. We've found that coyotes are fairly new to South Carolina and we have coyotes in every county of the state. Now they are on the barrier islands and they are threatening endangered species.
    I also have several students working on the Clemson Forest and looking at ways that landowners can integrate wildlife conservation considerations into managed forests.
    There is a tremendous amount of work being done in the area of wildlife management and ecology. It is very fulfilling to see students become engaged and leave Clemson and make a difference in conservation.

  • Prescribed Burns- restoring the longleaf pine ecosystem- EcoAdventures North Florida


    In Fire Climax Communities, fire is the controlling factor. It wipes out plants that can't survive it, and those with the evolutionary tools to survive fire are the foundation species of thriving and biodiverse habitats. In the southeast, that species is the longleaf pine. Knocked down in large numbers due to development and replaced by timber operations by faster growing slash pine, land managers are looking to restore longleaf pine/ wiregrass ecosystems. One of the tools used to do this is the prescribed burn. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologist Matt Hortman describes how and why FWC has taken on a role historically played by nature (starting forest fires) to provide a home for a diversity of forest animals.

    Photos in the video provided by the Florida Archives and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Wildlife Conservation Major


    The Wildlife Conservation major equips students with a mix of practical knowledge regarding wildlife ecology, as well as management practices related to values, governance, conflict, and policy.

  • Small Animal Tour: University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine


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  • Trophy Bass Feeding Time


    Feeding time at the Florida Bass Conservation Center.

    Trophy bass research from the Allen Lab at the University of Florida, Fisheries & Aquatic Program. During a recent trip to the FWC Florida Bass Conservation Center in Webster, FL we got this great video of the hatchery brood stock being fed live koi. Each Florida largemouth bass in this tank is 3-8 lbs. These bass are part of the brood stock used to spawn juvenile bass for stocking purposes in the state of Florida and other states in the US.

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  • Seminary Hill Farm: Theology, Ecology and Good Food for All


    Seminary Hill Farm on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio is an integral part of the school's broad commitment to ecotheology. Learn how our USDA certified organic farm came to be, why it matters to students and how it enhances teaching and learning.

    MTSO prepares leaders of many faith traditions for lives of significance in service to the church and the world. The school offers master’s degrees in divinity, counseling ministries, theological studies and practical theology, as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree. Learn more at mtso.edu.

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    Wildlife Management - Careers in Action


    In this video we talk to 3 wildlife management professionals: David Shepherdson and Michelle Schireman of the Oregon Zoo, and Nicole Stevens of the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Services as they release captive reared western pond turtles into the Columbia River Gorge.

    A career in Wildlife Management can be tough to get into but can be very rewarding. Fish and Wildlife, zoos and aquariums, and non-profit organizations are the key organizations that hire Wildlife management professionals.

    Oregon State University has online degrees in:

    Fish and wildlife

    Environmental Sciences

    Natural Resource Management

  • Wildlife Biologist - Career Spotlight


    Wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their environment. Learn about what it takes to be a wildlife biologist and how to protect our wildlife.

    Conservation Connect:

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  • Graduate testimonials of the Ecological Restoration program


    Ecological Restoration is an emerging discipline that focuses on assisting the recovery of degraded, damaged or destroyed ecosystems. Ecological Restoration Honours B.Sc. - Joint Trent-Fleming Degree/Diploma graduates Val Deziel, Colin Cassin, and Nick Weissflog share their experience in the program and in the environmental sector.
    Learn more about this Fleming College program here:

  • UMaine Black Bear Cub Field Expedition 2013


    University of Maine senior Wildlife Ecology majors are afforded a rare and privileged opportunity to accompany Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife employees out into the field to obtain hands on experience with wild black bear cubs in their natural environment. The expedition is part of the Wildlife Ecology program and reserved for students finishing their degree in a culmination of their overall studies. A news release about the black bear field expedition also is online (
    More information about applying to UMaine and Wildlife Ecology is available at undergraduate admissions (

  • UMaine WLE Capstone Black Bear Lab 2013


    For our wildlife ecology Captsone class at UMaine, Annie and Jen were given the opportunity to accompany a wildlife biologist while they tagged a Maine black bear and her cubs. The mom got away, so we never got to see her, and unfortunetly she never came back for her cubs. This is rare that the mom won't come back, but it can happen. These bear cubs were given to other mother bears who had only one or two cubs. The new moms adopted the cubs without any problems.

  • Explore Wildlife Ecology at UW-Stevens Point


    Study wildlife in the classroom and gain real-world experience out in the field, when you declare a major in wildlife ecology at UW-Stevens Point. Our College of Natural Resources is the right fit if you enjoy working in the great outdoors. Learn more and apply at uwsp.edu/wildlife.

  • Conservation, Zoology & Animal Behaviour at Cornwall College


    We offer courses in a variety of topics at Newquay College including conservation, zoology and animal behaviour. Join us by studying your passion at Cornwall College.

    Twitter: twitter.com/cornwallcollege
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    Facebook: facebook.com/cornwallcollegeuk
    Website: cornwall.ac.uk

  • How Ecology Masters Degree Helps Wildlife Biologist Research Career - Alayne Cotterill


    In Chapter 9 of 13 in her 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag Host Erik Michielsen, wildlife biologist Alayne Cotterill shares how a short research project studying rotting skulls in Zimbabwe led her to leave a tourism career for a masters degree graduate program focused on research. Studying at the University of Zimbabwe Tropical Resource Ecology Department, Cotterill expands her scope of work beyond human wildlife conflict to include large carnivore behavior and ecology as well as endangered species conservation and wildlife economics. Learn more about Alayne's work at View more videos at

  • UTS Environmental Science Field Teaching - Alpine and Lowland Ecology


    Field teaching is an integral part of all UTS environmental science degrees.Hear what students have to say about their experiences during 11 days of hands on practical teaching in Alpine and Lowland Ecology.
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  • FCF Bass Handling Project


    Fisheries Conservation Foundation and the Allen Lab (UF FAS) crowdfunding proposal. Determine the best practices for handling bass to minimize injury during catch and release.

  • Andy Richardson - UW-Stevens Point Wildlife Ecology major


    At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you can learn to work in wildlife ecology at the interface of wildlife species, the environment and humans. Join us to build your career if you love biology, chemistry, math, ecology and working outdoors. Learn more about this major at

  • Why Science? Marine Ecology


    Explore Research at the University of Florida: William Lindberg, an associate professor in the University of Florida's department of fisheries and aquatic sciences, talks about his interest in marine ecology and understanding how fish grow and utilize their aquatic habitat.

  • Sea Turtle Research in Florida Bay


    Watch scientists with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and the National Marine Fisheries Service conduct research on sea turtle populations in Florida Bay. Video by Carol Davis and Michelle Kerr. Narration by Brad Walker. Special thanks to FWC sea turtle biologist, Dr. Allen Foley.

    Research conducted under the following permits: FFWCC Permit MTP-124; ENP Permit EVER-2015-SCI-0042; NMFS Permit 19637.

  • UF celebrates opening of new Clinical and Translational Research Building


    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida today celebrated the opening of the Clinical and Translational Research Building, a new home for research that will speed scientific discoveries to patients. The $45 million, 120,000-square-foot complex will spark collaboration and spur medical advances by bringing together research teams from a range of scientific disciplines.

    Today we celebrate a unique facility and an extraordinary group of faculty and staff, said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs and president of UF Health. Together, we have succeeded in the goal of creating a truly beautiful, academic home for clinical and translational research at the University of Florida.

    The building, which overlooks UF's historic Wilmot Gardens, houses the UF Institute on Aging, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, or CTSI, and an array of other academic departments and clinical research programs, as well as flexible conference, training and collaboration areas.

    This new facility is a key addition to the University of Florida campus, UF President Bernie Machen said. It will help us close the gap between medical research and clinical care, with great benefits for patients. And by providing state-of-the-art facilities for hundreds of UF researchers, the CTRB will help the university attract grants and other external funding, positively impacting our regional and state economy.

  • Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology Major at UC Davis


    Want to learn more about WFCB at UC Davis? Visit our department website at

  • Protect Your Planet - Leave a Legacy: Ecology & Conservation Biology Program


    The Ecology & Conservation Biology Program at the College of Natural Resources gives our students the skills and field experience to be leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of our planet's ecosystems. Learn more about this degree at:

  • Federal Wildlife Officer - Career Spotlight


    Meet Gabriel. He is an officer that protects wildlife for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn about his tools and what he does on patrol.

  • A night with Objects in Motion,the University of Florida juggling club


    The group of students who make up Objects in Motion come together weekly to practice juggling and all sorts of tricks worthy of the Ringling Brothers. Quirky people and the love of learning something new keeps Courtney Roberts coming every week, the senior zoology student said.

  • Best 10 Colleges And Universities For Zoology


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  • This is Home - University of Florida


    Home is not about where you are but who you are. At UF, you will learn to discover yourself as a member of the Gator Nation. Now and forever, a Florida Gator.

    Our Adventure, by The Long Valley via Marmoset Music

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  • Day in the Life University of Florida


    Lauren is a senior at The University of Florida. Watch her Day in the Life, where you can see what it is like to go to UF! She will take you to classes, the university stadium and the university newsroom, where she is a news anchor. Check out her blog here:

    Hopefully this is helpful for prospective students at UF to see what student life is like!

    Check out FreshmanSupport.com/ufl to compare dorms, find roommates and much more!

    Music by: Chico Chico

  • Ian Hackett - UW-Stevens Point Fisheries and Water Resources Major


    The Fisheries and Water Resources discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point helps students turn their passions for the outdoors, science and technology into careers. If you’re interested in ensuring fish, aquatic habitats and our water resources systems remain healthy for the benefit of all, our majors are for you. Learn more at

  • Q&A; | Zoology Degree & Youtube at University


    In regards to what camera I use, I was meant to say NIKON D5100 haha!


  • Alligators And Turtles In Florida Threatened By Invasive Lizards


    According to scientists at the University of Florida working with United States Geological Survey, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, an invasive species of lizard known as tegus are threatening native species of alligators and turtles in Florida. Tegus are white and black lizards that can grow to be up to four feet long.

    According to scientists at the University of Florida working with the United States Geological Survey, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, an invasive species of lizard known as the Argentine black and white tegu are threatening native species of alligators and turtles in Florida.

    The white and black colored lizards can grow up to four feet long.

    They were first identified living in the wild in Florida around ten years ago.

    They are native to Argentina and other parts of South America, and have adapted well to Florida's climate. They are found in two separate populations, one in areas of the Everglades, and the other near Tampa on the west coast.

    Lead author of the study Frank Mazzotti, a wildlife ecology and conservation professor at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is quoted as saying: The lesson is we've got to leap, we cannot wait. If we focus on answering all the questions about how many there are and what their impact will be, there will be too many tegus to do anything about.

    There are many invasive species living in Florida, and most of them were pets that either escaped or were released into the wild when they got too big to take care of.

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