Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program
Director: Terrell “Red” Baker III
Graduate Coordinator: William J. Lindberg
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Since 1937 the School of Forest Resources & Conservation has prepared students for professional careers caring for natural resources. We emphasize the role of people in managing both terrestrial and aquatic systems, to produce the myriad of benefits and services they provide. Our faculty have a broad range of interests, including ecology, economics/policy, and recreation/education, and are united by an interest in environmental resources, rather than by traditional academic discipline. The School is composed of three programmatic areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. Combined, these programs offer seven different degree options (including two professional masters degrees), as well as concentrations and certificates in a diversity of specific areas.
The School’s program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences leads to the Master of Science, Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (nonthesis), and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with a program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Minimum requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.
The Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program also offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. Contact the graduate coordinator for information.
The School of Forest Resources and Conservation’s program in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences conducts research, teaching, and extension programs in four broad areas:
- Sustainable fisheries
- Aquatic animal health
- Conservation and management of aquatic environments
Faculty encompass both freshwater and marine environments, as well as managed aquaculture systems. Collaborators include the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, National Biological Survey, National Marine Fisheries Service, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Mote Marine Laboratory, the US Geologic Survey, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and others. Academic programs are structured to emphasize direct engagement of students with faculty. Further information, including specific degree options, faculty biographies, and information on the admissions process, is available at: http://sfrc.ufl.edu.