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This website contains information related to the academic programs offered, a brief description of the research performed, faculty and staff, and other useful links. We are committed to your success. That's why we offer diverse research opportunities to foster your education in one of the fastest-growing research universities in the country. At UTSA you will have access to strong research programs, state-of-the-art resources, and competitive financial support.


Our department offers numerous opportunities that can be broadly divided into the following areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Conservation and Restoration Ecology
  • Natural Resources and Wildlife Management


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Drs. Brian Laub and Janis Bush received a three-year, $1,057,401 City of San Antonio’s Proposition 1 Edwards Aquifer Protection Program grant

Dr. Terri Matiella received the UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Core Curriculum Teaching

Dr. Janis Bush is a 2017-18 Conservation License Plate Grant recipient (Mapping and Ground-Truthing Populations of Bigtooth Maple in Bandera and Real Counties, Texas)

Congratulations to our 2017 COS Research Conference winners:
Jacqlyn Barrett-Dent - Best UG Poster
Nicolas Medrano - Best Grad Poster

Texas Comptroller awards UTSA $300,000 to study the monarch butterfly and its important food source, milkweed
UTSA Today Article
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The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at UTSA invites applications for the following:

  • Wildlife Ecology Assistant or Associate Professor

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