Advising Information

The dedicated faculty, staff, and peer advisors in WFCB are on hand to help you match your interests and develop a study plan that will prepare you for your career or graduate school.   The following offers a brief description of the advisors and their duties:

The Staff Advisor is the first point of contact for advising in WFCB, both for entering and continuing students. The staff advisor assesses your needs and routes you to the right resource, provides staff support for the Master and Faculty advisors, manages the undergraduate and alumni listservs, and helps organize department events (e.g., Summer Advising, the WFCB Fall Welcome, Commencements Reception, etc.).

Danielle Huddlestun
1086 Academic Surge
wfcbadvising@ucdavis.edu

(530) 754-9796
Advising Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm                                                                          

Make an advising appointment here. 

For quick answers, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

The Academic Peer Advisor gives students perspective on various classes and instructors, give advice about class scheduling, and facilitate student/faculty interactions. The peer advisor is a WFCB student who can help you when you have questions about classes, want to find out about internship opportunities, or have other questions about the major.

Thalia Badger and Melissa Marshall  
1088 Academic Surge
wfcbpeeradviser@ucdavis.edu

All students are assigned a Faculty Advisor, who will help you develop your study plan, offer suggestions on courses to take that will best suit your interests and needs, and make sure you are on the right track to graduate. We strongly recommend that you build a relationship with your faculty advisor, as he/she is a great resource for advice about graduate school or career options after graduation.

Lou Botsford 1047 Academic Surge lwbotsford@ucdavis.edu
Tim Caro 1323 Academic Surge tmcaro@ucdavis.edu
John Eadie 1083 Academic Surge jmeadie@ucdavis.edu
Nann Fangue 1393 Academic Surge nafangue@ucdavis.edu
Daniel Karp 1071 Academic Surge dkarp@ucdavis.edu
Doug Kelt 1081 Academic Surge dakelt@ucdavis.edu
Eric Post 1063 Academic Surge post@ucdavis.edu
Rahel Sollmann 1075 Academic Surge rsollmann@ucdavis.edu
Brian Todd 1077 Academic Surge btodd@ucdavis.edu
Dirk Van Vuren 1351 Academic Surge dhvanvuren@ucdavis.edu

The Master Advisor is the final line in advising and can give specific information about classes, when they will be taught, and general departmental information. The Master Advisor can inform students about graduate schools, give advice on how to succeed in the major, and (s)he signs off on most petitions/forms. (S)he also advises students on class substitutions, content of different courses, and general information about how to get involved in the department, including our two student-led professional societies: The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society.

Eric Post                   
1063 Academic Surge           
post@ucdavis.edu

Advising Questions: Who to ask?

Questions for WFCB Advisers

Please contact WFCB Advisers with questions regarding:

  • Creating a Study Plan
  • Specific WFC course information
  • Detailed descriptions of courses
  • When courses are offered
  • How to enroll in impacted WFC labs
  • Signing petitions
  • Major modification
  • Transfer course equivalencies to WFC major requirements
  • Getting involved in the WFCB Department
    • Internship and undergraduate research opportunities
    • Involvement in The Wildlife Society, American Fisheries Society, and Wild Campus
  • Career and graduate school advice, letters of recommendation and references
  • Major certification

For questions, contact the Staff Adviser:

Danielle Huddlestun
wfcbadvising@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-9796, 1086 Academic Surge

For peer adviser questions, contact the 2017-18 Peer Advisors:

Thalia Badger and Melissa Marshall, wfcbpeeradviser@ucdavis.edu

For further questions, contact your faculty adviser or Master Adviser:
Eric Post, post@ucdavis.edu

Questions for the CAES Dean’s Office

Please contact the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Dean’s Office with questions regarding:

  • College Requirements
    • General Education Requirement
    • Entry Level Writing Requirement and American History and Institutions Requirement
    • Residence Requirement
    • Scholarship Requirement
    • Unit Limitations
    • College Composition Requirement
  • Petitions
    • General education, college composition, second repeat, extension of incomplete grades, excess units, minors
  • Late drop of courses
  • Options for students in academic difficulty
  • Holds on registration
  • Transfer and re-entry
  • Admission, re-admission, and academic leave
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Graduation and Commencement
  • General academic advising and counseling

For general questions, call the front desk at (530)752-0108. To make an appointment with an academic counselor, visit https://secure.caes.ucdavis.edu/MAAPS2. The Dean’s Office is located in 150 Mrak Hall.