Welcome to the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University! We are dedicated to advancing natural resource conservation, research, and education in the United States and around the world through our international programs. We offer interdisciplinary degree programs in:
- Natural Resource Science
- Wildlife Ecology
- Areas of Emphasis: (Conservation Biology; Landscape and Restoration Ecology)
The department has extensive education and hands-on research facilities located on our large campus, including facilities in the: Wildlife Habitat Nutrition Laboratory; Steffen Center Research Facility; Endangered Species Lab; Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center; and other greenhouse and outdoor ecological laboratories.
These major campus resources, coupled with a faculty and a greater University community dedicated to teaching and research excellence, have created one of the strongest programs in research and education in natural resource sciences in the western United States.
If you care about the long-term conservation of biological diversity and natural resources, we welcome you to work with us on these important efforts.
Fish-Chucking Science Helps Washington State University Researcher Track Nutrients through the Food ChainA slender, dark-haired woman in her forties shoulders a backpack loaded with dead fish and she hikes a long, rocky trail to a mountain stream in southern Idaho. Arriving on the bank, she drops the pack and starts winging fish carcasses into the water. This is science. And this is Laura Felicetti, a research scientist in the lab of Charles Robbins, professor in the School of the Environment and School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. Felicetti is a member of a team thatís trying to quantify the success of nutrient replacement in an area where dams have stopped salmon and steelhead from migrating.
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