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Conservation biology is a mission-oriented science with the goal of protecting species and their habitats – a critically important field in an age when biological diversity faces threats around the globe. The program at UWA offers the opportunity to study this exciting discipline with hands-on experiences in the heart of the North American Coastal Plain, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.
Learn how we study global biodiversity, and explore the ways in which we can help understand and protect this precious resource.
Conservation in the American Southeast
The North American Coastal Plain was recently designated as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Explore this remarkable region, with the opportunity to actively participate in conservation efforts in the region.
Sharon Valverde received her B.S. in Biology from Bryan College, her M.S. in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University on moose nutritional ecology in Alaska, and her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management on elk resource selection relative to landscape restoration, cougar and black bear predation risk, and human factors in New Mexico. She has also done research on mammal ecology in South Africa, New Orleans, Alberta, Oregon, and Texas. She joined the faculty at The University of West Alabama in 2021 where her research program will continue to focus on applied problems in conservation and management of mammals, as well as multi-trophic interactions between predators, prey, and their ecological resources.
Dr. Jeff Gentsch, a Professor of Military History at the University of West Alabama, earned his doctorate from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and has presented papers at the Institute of Historical Research, London, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Since 1994, he has been an interpretative historian for Shiloh National Military Park, where he has conducted staff rides for the U.S. military and led hikes to commemorate the anniversary of the battle. Specializing in modern military history between 1859 and 1975, Gentsch holds a degree in geography which he integrates into his course methodology of political, economic, strategic, operational, and tactical analysis.
The University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL 35470