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Our department offers numerous research opportunities broadly divided into the following areas:

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



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news image Dr. Jessica Beckham discusses insect decline on KSAT12 » read more
news image Supported by $275,000 from the USDA, Dr. Janis Bush leads an interdisciplinary project to enhance food and agriculture education » read more
news image Dr. Janis Bush to lead interdisciplinary UTSA project funded by a three-year, $500,000 NSF grant to train diverse leaders in environmental science and ecology » read more
news image 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 » read more
news image Dr. Terri Matiella received the UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Core Curriculum Teaching » read more


The Department of Environmental Science and Ecology at UTSA invites applications for the following:

  • Assistant Professor in Environmental Microbiology

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