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Current efforts of Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit focus on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Specific fields of interest include fisheries and wildlife management, aquatic and wildlife ecology, community ecology, ecophysiology, ecotoxicology, reproductive biology, and fish culture. These research and educational efforts are based on the technical expertise of unit scientists and university cooperators.

Texas Active Projects

Texas Completed Projects

Texas Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Barnes, M.A. and Patiño, R. 2020. Predicting suitable habitat for dreissenid mussel invasion in Texas based on climatic and lake physical characteristics. Management of Biological Invasions 11: 63-79.  | Download  | 
  • Watson, K.A., D.U. Greene, and C.W. Boal. 2019. Breeding and diet of white-tailed kites (Elanus leucurus) in the Texas panhandle. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 131:844-849.
  • Wech-Acost, B., B.R. Skipper, and C.W. Boal. 2019. Comparative breeding ecology of Mississippi Kites in urban and exurban areas of west Texas. Journal of Field Ornithology 90:248-257
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Texas Technical Publications

  • Boal, C.W., and B.C. Welch. 2016. An Annotated Bibliography of Survey Methods for Golden Eagles, Ver. 1.0 (30 March 2016). (http:// pending) | Download |
  • Boal, C.W., B.A. Grisham, D.A.Haukos, J.C.Zavaleta, and C. Dixon. 2013. Lesser Prairie-Chicken Nest Site Selection, Microclimate, and Nest Survival in Association with Vegetation Responses to a Grassland Restoration Program. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1235, 48p.
  • Boal, C.W., and Pirius, N.E., 2012, Winter ecology and habitat use of lesser prairie-chickens in west Texas, 2008–11: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1073, 9 p.
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Texas Theses and Dissertations

  • Perkins, R. 2019. Impact of transmitter weight and attachment on raptor agility and survival. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Mullican, S.D. 2018. Breeding ecology of American kestrels on the Llano Estacado of Texas. Thesis, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Dabney, B. 2018. Hormetic effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on growth of Prymnesium parvum, a harmful alga. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 41

Scientific Publications: 57

Presentations: 133


Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Texas Parks and Wildlife
  2. Texas Tech University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute