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NATA has awarded 10 workshop participants with Certificate in Natural Areas Management so far in 2019

May 31, 2019

10 people have already earned their Certificate in Natural Areas Management (CNAM) in 2019! While a few of these participants have been able to accomplish this in just a year, the majority have taken multiple years to earn their certificates—one ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Certificate, Certificate In Natural Areas Management, CNAM, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Workshops

How WEC Works: Rashidah Farid

May 2, 2019

Dr. Rashidah H. Farid is a recent WEC PhD graduate and president of UF Natural Resources Diversity Initiative (NRDI). What is your research on? My dissertation explores the intersection of sociality and its impact on demography in Gunnison’s ... READ MORE


Wild Careers: Justin Gude

April 26, 2019

Justin Gude is the Wildlife Research & Technical Bureau Chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. He graduated with his BS at WEC in 2000, and later with his MS from Montana State University. How did you become interested in ecology, ... READ MORE


How WEC Works: Miguel Acevedo

April 15, 2019

Miguel Acevedo is an assistant professor at WEC, studying quantitative population ecology. Work What is your research on? I’m very interested in understanding the drivers of speies distributions and wildlife vector-borne diseases. To ... READ MORE


How WEC Works: Cat Frock

March 26, 2019

Cat Frock is a WEC PhD candidate. Her adviser is Dr. Bob McCleery. Work How did you get into wildlife? Do you have an origin story? I didn’t decide on doing this as a career until I was in college. I was looking around and thinking ... READ MORE


Exit Interview: Prescillia Putri

March 9, 2019

Exit Interview Prescillia Putri is a recent WEC MS graduate. We spoke with her about her life, research, and plans for her future in Indonesian conservation. What did you study for your MS? I studied mammalian occurrence in High Conservation ... READ MORE


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