Julia Leone and Mike Verhoeven were awarded 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

The U of MN Conservation Sciences program is hosting the 4th annual Research Spotlight Fundraiser! on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30-8:00pm in the Cargill Building (St. Paul campus).

Conservation Sciences student, Ami Thompson searches for elusive dragonfly nymphs in a frozen pond. Check out this cool video on her research.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty members, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. Graduate students are invited to register under the auspices of our institutional membership at

Annie Bracey (Ph.D.) and Melaney Dunne (M.S.)

The name change represents the program's multidisciplinary approach for biodiversity conservation and natural resources management, crucial for well-being of the natural earth and it's inhabitants. A new Conservation Science Track was added to provides structure and oversight for students interested in the interface of population, species, and ecosystem biology with disciplines of social sciences, education, economics. The Fisheries and Aquatic Biology Track focuses on conservation and management of fisheries and aquatic systems.