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Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program Directory

Advanced degrees within Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology are intercollegiate programs co-administered by the College of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Sciences, and College of Veterinary Medicine. Below is the list of all faculty and adjunct faculty associated with the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology (FWCB) Program at NC State University.

Program Coordinators

Chris DePerno
Professor, Program Coordinator and Liaison
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program
Area of Expertise: wildlife ecology, management
chris_deperno@ncsu.edu, 919-513-7559

Lara Pacifici
Teaching Associate Professor, and Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program
Area of Expertise: Undergraduate Education in wildlife and conservation biology
lara_pacifici@ncsu.edu, 919-515-3431

Nils Peterson
Professor, and Coordinator of Graduate Programs
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program
Area of Expertise: Intersections between human and natural systems
nils_peterson@ncsu.edu, 919-515-7588


Cindy Burke

Program Administrative Assistant
cindy_burke@ncsu.edu, 919-515-7587

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Faculty

NameTitleArea of ExpertiseContact
Derek AdayProfessor and Department Head, Department of Applied EcologyAquatic ecology and fisheriesderek_aday@ncsu.edu
919-513-7568
Jeffrey A. BuckelProfessor, Department of Applied Ecology, CMASTMarine fisheries biologyjeffrey_buckel@ncsu.edu
252-222-6341
Cao, JieAssistant Professor, Department of Applied EcologyFish population dynamics and ecosystem modellingJcao22@ncsu.edu    
David T. CobbAdjunct Assistant Professor, and Chief, Wildlife Management Division, NC Wildlife Resources CommissionWildlife biologycobbdt@
mail.wildlife.state.nc.us

919-733-7291
Jaime A. CollazoProfessor, Department of Applied EcologyWetland ecology, avian biologyjaime_collazo@ncsu.edu
919-515-8837
Caren CooperResearch Associate Professor Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesWildlife Biology, Citizen Sciencecbcoope3@ncsu.edu   919-707-9273
W. Gregory CopeProfessor, Department of Applied Ecology, Toxicology ExtensionProfessor and Toxicology Extension Leadergreg_cope@ncsu.edu
919-515-5296
Maria CorreaProfessor, Department of Population Health and PathobiologyZoonotic disease surveillance and controlmaria_correa@ncsu.edu
919-513-6253
Fred CubbageProfessor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesForest resource policy, forest certification,fred_cubbage@ncsu.edu
919-515-7789
    
Laurel DegernesProfessor, Department of Clinical SciencesAvian medicine and epidemiologylaurel_degernes@ncsu.edu
919-513-6346
Christopher S. DePernoCoordinator, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program and Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourceWildlife ecology, managementchris_deperno@ncsu.edu
919-513-7559
Rob DunnProfessor, Department of Applied EcologyPublic science; ecology, evolution and biodiversity of humans and foodrob_dunn@ncsu.edu, 919-513-7569
David B. EgglestonProfessor and Director of CMAST, Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric SciencesMarine ecology, conservationeggleston@ncsu.edu
919-515-7840
Kevin GrossProfessor, Department of Statistics and Department of Applied EcologyTheoretical models & statistical tools, population and community ecologykevin_gross@ncsu.edu
919-513-4690
Craig HarmsAssociate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, CMASTAquatic, wildlife, and zoologic medicinecraig_harms@ncsu.edu
252-222-6339
Tara HarrisonAssistant Professor, Department of Clinical SciencesGlobal health and infectious diseases in zoological and exotic animalsTara_harrison@ncsu.edu, 919-513-7350
George HessProfessor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesBiomathematics, natural resource management, ecologygeorge_hess@ncsu.edu
919-515-7437
Jeffrey M. HinshawProfessor and Extension Specialist, Department of BiologyColdwater aquaculturejeff_hinshaw@ncsu.edu
828-684-3562
Madhu KattiAssociate Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural ResourcesInterdisciplinary Ecologymkatti@ncsu.edu   919-515-7586
Roland KaysResearch Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Director, Biodiversity & Earth Observation Lab, Nature Research Center, NC Museum of Natural SciencesEcology, evolution, and conservation of mammalsroland_kays@ncsu.edu
919-707-8250
Suzanne Kennedy-StoskopfResearch Professor, Department of Clinical SciencesEnvironmental medicine, immunologysuzanne_stoskopf
@ncsu.edu

919-513-6278
Liz KierepkaResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental ResourcesWildlife genomics, conservation, managementemkierep@ncsu.edu
Thomas KwakUnit Leader, NC Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, and Professor, Department of Applied EcologyEcology and management of fishestkwak@ncsu.edu
919-513-2696
Randall LangerhansAssociate Professor, Department of Biological SciencesEvolutionary diversification of Gambusia fishlangerhans@ncsu.edu, 919-515-3514
Lincoln LarsonAssistant Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism ManagementHuman dimension of natural resource managementlrlarson@ncsu.edu
919-515-8947
Jay F. LevineProfessor, Department of Population Health and PathobiologyPopulation health and pathobiologyjay_levine@ncsu.edu
919-513-6397
Michael R. LoomisAdjunct Associate Professor, and Chief Veterinarian, North Carolina Zoological ParkZoological medicinemike.loomis@nczoo.org
336-879-7630
Kathryn MeursAssociate Dean, College of Veterinary MedicineGenetics, spontaneous animal disease modelsKate_meurs@ncsu.edu, 919-513-6213
Christopher MoormanInterim Associate Head and Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesAvian Ecology in Forest Systems, Forest and Urban Wildlife Ecology & Managementchris_moorman@ncsu.edu
919-515-5578
Stacy A.C. NelsonProfessor, Department of Forestry & Environmental ResourcesFisheries, Remote Sensing, GIS technologiesstacy_nelson@ncsu.edu
919-513-7162
Krishna PacificiAssistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesQuantitative ecology, wildlife ecologykrishna_pacifici@ncsu.edu
919-515-8435
Lara PacificiCoordinator of Undergraduate Programs, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program, and Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesUndergraduate Educationlara_pacifici@ncsu.edu
919-515-3431
M. Nils PetersonCoordinator and Director of Graduate Programs, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program, and Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesHuman dimensionsnils_peterson@ncsu.edu
919-515-7588
Olivia PetritzAssistant Professor, Department of Clinical SciencesAvian and exotic animal medicineoapetrit@ncsu.edu
Alonso RamirezProfessor, Department of Applied EcologyTropical stream ecosystem dynamicsLaramir2@ncsu.edu   919-515-5100
Leah RathbunAssistant Professor, Forestry & Environmental ResourcesForest biometricslrathb@ncsu.edu    
Benjamin ReadingAssistant Professor, Applied EcologyReproductive physiology and aquaculture of fishes919-515-3830   bjreadin@ncsu.edu
Martha ReiskindAssistant Research Professor, Applied EcologyUse of genetic tools in conservationmbreiski@ncsu.edu
James A. RiceExtension Fisheries Specialist, and Professor, Department of Applied EcologyAquatic ecology, fish bioenergeticsjim_rice@ncsu.edu
919-515-4592
Robert RichardsonAssociate Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Crop ScienceAquatic and non-cropland weed sciencerob_richardson@ncsu.edu
919-515-5653
Ann RossProfessor, Biological SciencesForensic anthropology919-515-3122   ann_ross@ncsu.edu
Robert SchellerProfessor, Department of Forestry and Environmental ResourcesForecasts of landscape change in response to disturbancerschell@ncsu.edu
919-513-3973
    
Clyde SorensonAlumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, Department of EntomologyAgriculture-wildlife interactionsclyde_sorenson@ncsu.edu
919-515-8427
Kathryn StevensonAssistant Professor, Parks, Recreation and Tourism MgtIdentifying drivers of environmental literacy919-515-2739   kathryn_stevenson@ncsu.edu
Michael StoskopfProfessor, Department of Clinical SciencesEnvironmental medicine applied to wildlife, health risk assessmentmichael_stoskopf
@ncsu.edu

919-513-6279
Bradley TaylorAssistant Professor, Applied EcologyFreshwater ecosystems919-513-7037   bwtaylo3@ncsu.edu
Walker, KaraResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical SciencesWildlife health, behavioral ecology, evolution, primateskkwalker@ncsu.edu
Elsa YoungsteadtAssistant Professor, Department of Applied EcologyUrbanization-climate change interactionsekyoungs@ncsu.edu   919-515-1661