Research and Teaching Mission

To conduct research that advances both the persistence of wild mammal biodiversity and our basic understanding of mammal evolution and ecology. In this context, the Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit (MECU) is an educational entity, providing opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as post-doctoral researchers. We collaborate internationally and locally with other academic investigators and work closely with state, federal, and local agencies to ensure that our research has practical application.

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