The Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is comprised of internationally renown teaching and research faculty members, many of whom are recognized as leaders in their research fields. The faculty is also assisted by adjunct and affiliated faculty who serve on graduate student exam committees, provide entry into off campus programs and industry, offer graduate seminars, and increase our visibility in the scientific community. In addition, we are fortunate to have dedicated academic staff and administrators who provide quality instruction and guidance to our students.
The Departments’ main office is located in Russell Laboratories on University of Wisconsin-Madison’s main campus. Russell Laboratories was completed in 1964 and has housed the Department since that time. This space includes classrooms, faculty offices and laboratory space and staff offices. Seating for graduate students and post-docs is normally found within the principal investigator’s lab space. The Department hosts the Wisconsin Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit in partnership with the US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The Department has close ties with Kemp Natural Resource Station. Located in the heart of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, Kemp Station is dedicated to programs of research, instruction, and outreach concerning the management, conservation, and preservation of northern Wisconsin’s natural resources. Modest laboratory facilities augment research programs conducted on the station and elsewhere in the area.