Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Texas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Texas Staff Member


Dr. Clint Boal

Education

  • Ph D University of Arizona 1997
  • MS University of Arizona 1993
  • BS University of Arizona 1991

Biography

Clint Boal received his PhD from the University of Arizona, was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota, and has been with the Texas Unit since 2000.

Teaching Interest

Clint regularly teaches courses in Raptor Ecology and Management and in Structured Decision Making in Natural Resources Management. In the past, he has taught Advanced Nongame Ecology, Tropical Ecology, and an undergraduate introductory field course in Tropical Avian Ecology.

Research Interest

Clint directs research that builds on our basic understanding of species and systems while meeting the more applied management information needs of natural resource managers. His primary research interest is the ecology and conservation of birds of prey, especially as high trophic level members of biotic communities. Second is a focus on ecology and conservation of wildlife in arid environments, especially in context of anthropogenic influences and landscape changes.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zavaleta, J.C., D.A. Haukos, B. Grisham, C. Boal, and C. Dixon. 2014. Restoring sand shinnery oak prairies with herbicide and grazing in New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 61:225-232. October 2016
Welch-Acosta, 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 September 2019
Welch, B.C., and C.W. Boal. 2015. Prey use and provisioning rates of urban nesting Mississippi Kites in west Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 49:141-151. | Abstract June 2015
Welch, B.C., C.W. Boal, and B.R. Skipper. 2017. Environmental influences on nesting phenology and productivity of Mississippi Kites (Ictinia mississippiensis). Condor 119:298-307. May 2017
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. December 2019
Turner, J.W., F. Hernandez, C.W. Boal, B.M. Ballard, F.C. Bryant, and D.B. Wester. 2014. Raptor abundance and northern bobwhite survival and habitat use. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:689-696. December 2014
Timmer, J.M., M.J. Butler, W.B. Ballard, C.W. Boal, and H.A. Whitlaw. 2014. Spatially-explicit modeling of lesser prairie-chicken lek density in Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:142-152. January 2014
Timmer, J.M, M.J. Butler, W.B. Ballard, and C.W. Boal. 2013. Abundance and density of lesser prairie-chicken leks in Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:741 - 749. July 2013
Thompson, T.R., C.W. Boal, and D. Lucia. 2009. Grassland bird associations with introduced and native Conservation Reserve Program fields in the Southern High Plains. Western North American Naturalist 69:481-490. December 2009
Strobel, B.N., and C.W. Boal. 2010. Regional variation in the diets of breeding red-shouldered hawks. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:68-74. March 2010
Strobel, B.N., and C.W. Boal. 2010. Red-shouldered Hawk nesting habitat preference in south Texas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1:33-37. June 2010
Smithers, B. L., C. W. Boal, and D. E. Andersen. 2005. Northern goshawk diet in Minnesota: an analysis using video recording systems. Journal of Raptor Research 39:264-273. September 2005
Skipper, B.R., and C.W. Boal. 2019. Nest-defense Behavior of Mississippi Kites in Urban and Exurban Areas. Human-Wildlife Interactions 13:142-149. May 2019
Skipper, B.R., and C.W. Boal. 2011. Female American kestrel survives double amputation. Journal of Raptor Research 45:374-375. January 2012
Skipper, B.R., C.W. Boal, J. Tsai, and M.R. Fuller. 2017. Assessment of frequency and duration of point counts when surveying for golden eagle presence. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:212 - 223. April 2017
Skipper, B., B. Grisham, M. Kalyvaki, K. McGaughey, K. Mougey, L. Navarrete, R. Rondeau, C.W. Boal, and G. Perry. 2013. Non-overlapping distribution of feral sheep (Ovis aries) and stout iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 20:188-192. April 2013
Schroeder, E., C.W. Boal, and S.N. Glasscock. 2013. Nestling diets and provisioning rates of sympatric golden-fronted and ladder-backed woodpeckers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:188-192 March 2013
Roberts, A.J., C.W. Boal, and H.A. Whitlaw. 2017. Nesting Ecology of Grassland Birds Following a Wildfire in the Southern Great Plains. Southwestern Naturalist 62:39-45. March 2017
Roberts, A.J., C.W. Boal, D.B. Wester, S. Rideout-Hanzak, and H.A. Whitlaw. 2012. Grassland bird community response to large wildfires. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:24-30 March 2012
Reiter, M. E., C.W. Boal, and D. E. Andersen. 2008. Anurans in a subarctic tundra landscape near Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Canadian Field-Naturalist 122:129-137. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2009
Pruett, A. L., C. W. Boal, M. C. Wallace, H. A. Whitlaw, and J. D. Ray. 2010. Small mammal associations with black-tailed prairie dog colonies in the Southern High Plains.Southwestern Naturalist 55:50-56 January 2010
Pruett, A. L., C. W. Boal, M. C. Wallace, H. A. Whitlaw, and J. D. Ray. 2009. Association of Black-tailed prairie dogs with playa lakes and a new approach to estimating size of populations. Southwestern Naturalist 54:19-23. March 2009
Pirius, N.E., C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and M.C. Wallace. 2013. Winter habitat use and survival of lesser prairie-chickens in west Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:759-765. December 2013
Perry, G., C.W. Boal, R. Verble, and M.C. Wallace. 2020. “Good’ and ‘bad’ urban wildlife. Pages 141-170 in Problematic Wildlife Vol. 2: New conservation and management challenges in the human-wildlife interactions (F.M. Angelici and L. Rossi, editors). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. June 2020
Perkins, R., C.W. Boal, and C.B. Dabbert. 2018. Raptor selection of captive rear and release galliform birds. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43:713-715. December 2018
Perkins, R., C.W. Boal, D. Rollins, and R.M. Perez. 2014. Northern bobwhite predator avoidance behavior in response to varying types of threat. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1272-1281. September 2014
Nishida, C., C.W. Boal, S. DeStefano, and R. G. Hobbs. 2013. Nesting habitat and productivity of Swainson's hawks in Southeastern Arizona. Journal of Raptor Research 47:377-384. December 2013
Navarette, L., B. Grisham, M. Kalyvaki, K. McGaughey, K. Mougey, B. Skipper, G. Perry, and C. Boal. 2013. Diurnal activity patterns of black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) during the non-breeding season in the eastern Caribbean. Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 26:17-21. May 2014
Mitchell, N.R., C.W. Boal, and B.R. Skipper. 2020. Distribution, density, and land cover associations of wintering golden eagles in the southern Great Plains. Western North American Naturalist 80:452-461. January 2021
Merriman, J. W., P. J. Zwank, C. W. Boal, and T. L. Bashore. 2004. Efficacy of visual barriers in reduction of black-tailed prairie dog colony expansion. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1316-1320 December 2004
Merriman, J. W., C. W. Boal, T. L. Bashore, P. J. Zwank, and D. B. Wester. 2007. Abundance of diurnal raptors in relation to prairie dog colonies: implications for bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH). Journal of Wildlife Management 71:811-815. June 2007
Mannan, R.N., G.Perry, D.E. Andersen, and C.W. Boal. 2014. Call broadcasting and automated recorders as tools for anuran surveys in a subarctic tundra landscape. Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):47-52. | Download January 2014
Mannan, R. W., and C. W. Boal. 2004. Birds of prey in urban landscapes. Pages 105-117 in People and predators: from conflict to coexistence (N. Fascione, A. Delach, and M. E. Smith, eds. ). Island Press, Washington D. C. October 2004
Mannan, R. W., W. W. Shaw, W. A. Estes, M. Alanen, and C. W. Boal. 2004. A preliminary assessment of the attitudes of people towards Cooper's hawks nesting in an urban environment. Pages 87-92 in W. W. Shaw, L. K. Harris and L. VanDruff (eds. ). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Conservation. May 1-5 1999, Tucson, AZ. September 2004
Mannan, R. W., R. Steidl, and C. W. Boal. Identifying habitat sinks: a case study of Cooper's hawks in an urban environment. Urban Ecosystems 11:141-148. June 2008
Mannan, R. W., R. N. Mannan, C. A. Schmidt, W. A. Estes-Zumpf, and C. W. Boal. 2007. Influence of natal experience on nest site selection by urban-nesting Cooper's hawks. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:64-68. April 2007
Mannan, R. W., C. W. Boal, W. J. Burroughs, J. W. Dawson, T. S. Estabrook, and W. S. Richardson. 2000. Nest sites of five raptor species along an urban gradient. Pages 447-453 in Chancellor, R. D., and B. -U. Meyburg (eds. ) Raptors at Risk. January 2000
Lyons, J.E., K.S. Kalasz, G. Breese, and C.W. Boal. 2020. Resource allocation for coastal wetland management: confronting uncertainty about sea level rise. Chapter 10 in Case studies in decision analysis for natural resource management (M.C. Runge, S.J. Converse, J.E. Lyons, and D.R. Smith, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. June 2020
Jarnevich, C. S., T. R. Holcombe, B. A. Grisham, J. Timmer, C. W. Boal, M. Butler, J. Pitman, S. Kyle, D. Klute, G. Beauprez, A. Janus, and B. Van Pelt. 2016. Assessing range-wide habitat suitability for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Avian Conservation and Ecology 11(1):2. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ACE-00807-110102 March 2016
Hull, J. M., B. N. Strobel, C. W. Boal, A. C. Hull, C. R. Dykstra, A. M. Irish, A. M. Fish, and H. B. Ernest. 2008. Comparative phylogeography and population genetics within Buteo lineatus reveals evidence of distinct evolutionary lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39:988-996. December 2008
Haukos, D.A., and C.W. Boal (editors). 2016. Ecology and conservation of lesser prairie-chickens. Studies in Avian Ecology, No. 48. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. 376 pp. February 2016
Haukos, D.A., C.W. Boal, S. Carleton, and B. Grisham. 2018. Roles of Cooperative Research Units in contemporary conservation of natural resources. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 80:124-132. October 2018
Harryman, S.W.H., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, S.S. Kahl, R.R. Martin, and C.A. Hagen. 2019. Multiscale habitat selection of lesser prairie-chickens in an agriculture/conservation reserve program land matrix. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 10:126-136. June 2019
Hagen, C.A., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2013. A meta-analysis of lesser prairie-chicken nesting and brood rearing habitats: implications for habitat management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:750 - 758. August 2013
Grisham, B.A., and C.W. Boal. 2015. Causes of Mortality and Temporal Patterns in Breeding Season Survival of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Shinnery Oak Prairies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:536-542. | Abstract September 2015
Grisham, B.A., P.K. Borsdorf, C.W. Boal, and K.K. Boydston. 2014. Nesting ecology and nest survival of lesser prairie-chickens on the southern high plains of Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:857-866 July 2014
Grisham, B.A., J.C. Zavaleta, A.C. Behney, P.K. Borsdorf, D.R. Lucia, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2016. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Sand Shinnery Oak Prairies. Pp. 315-344 in D.A. Haukos and C.W. Boal (editors), Ecology and conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 48), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. | Abstract February 2016
Grisham, B.A., C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, D.M. Davis, K.K. Boydston, C. Dixon, and W.R. Heck. 2013. The predicted influence of climate change on lesser prairie-chicken reporductive parameters. PLoS ONE 8(7):e68225, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068225 | Abstract | Publisher Website July 2013
Grisham, B.A., A. Godar, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2016. Interactive effects between nest microclimate and nest vegetation structure confirm microclimate thresholds for Lesser Prairie-Chicken nest survival. Condor 118:728-746. October 2016
Granberg, R., L.E. Brown, J.L. East, A.L. Garcia, A.J. Godar, M.F. Mejia, C.W. Boal, and G. Perry. 2016. Assessing Feral Sheep Effects on Plant Composition and Structure in a Caribbean Tropical Dry Forest. Caribbean Naturalist 33:1-18. August 2016
Giovanni, M. D., C. W. Boal, and H. A. Whitlaw. 2007. Prey use and provisioning rates of breeding ferruginous and Swainson's hawks on the Southern Great Plains. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:558-569 December 2007
Fritts, S.F., B.A. Grisham, D.A. Haukos, C.W. Boal, M.A. Patten, D.H. Wolfe, C.E. Dixon, R.D. Cox, and W.R. Heck. 2016. Long-term evaluation of lesser prairie-chicken nest ecology in response to grassland restoration at two spatial scales. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:527-539. April 2016
Fritts, S. R., B. A. Grisham, R. D. Cox, C. W. Boal, D. A. Haukos, P. McDaniel, C. A. Hagen, and D. U. Greene. 2018. Interactive effects of severe drought and grazing on the life history cycle of a bioindicator species. Ecology and Evolution 8:9550–9562 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4432 September 2018
Eric Lonsdorf, Carol A. Sanders-Reed, Clint Boal, and Taber D. Allison. 2018. Modeling Golden Eagle - Vehicle Collisions to Design Mitigation Strategies. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:1633-1644. October 2018
Dwyer, J.F., R.K. Murphy, D.W. Stahlecker, A.M. Dwyer, and C.W. Boal. 2020. Golden Eagle perch site use in the U.S. southern plains: reducing mortality risk uncertainty. Journal of Raptor Research 54:126-135. May 2020
DeStefano, S., and C. Boal. 2018. Perspectives and future directions. Pages 273-286 in C. Boal and C. Dykstra, Eds. Urban raptors: ecology and conservation of birds of prey in an urbanizing world. Island Press, Washington, D.C. June 2018
Chipman, E. D., N. E. McIntyre, R. E. Strauss, M. C. Wallace, J. D. Ray, and C. W. Boal. 2008. Effects of human land use on western burrowing owl foraging and activity budgets. Journal of Raptor Research 42:87-98. June 2008
Chipman, E. D., N. E. McIntyre, J. D. Ray, M. C. Wallace, and C. W. Boal. 2007. Behavioral effects of radio transmitter collars on adult male western burrowing owls. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1662-1668 August 2007
Cheek, C.A., S. Hlavaty, K. Mougey, R.N. Perkins, M.A. Peyton, C.N. Ryan, J.C. Zavaleta, C.W. Boal, and G. Perry. 2013. Vertical structure use by the stoute iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, BVI. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 20:112-118. September 2013
Boal, C.W., and W.B. Ballard. 2013. Predator – prey relationships and management. Chapter 13 in P. Krausman and J. Cain, editors. Wildlife management and conservation: concepts and practices. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD October 2013
Boal, C.W., and J.D. Dwyer. 2018. Harris's hawks: all in the family. Pages 126-137 in Urban Raptors: ecology and conservation of birds of prey in an urbanizing world (C.W. Boal and C. Dykstra, eds.). Island Press, Washington DC USA June 2018
Boal, C.W., and C.R. Dykstra (editors). 2018. Urban raptors: ecology and conservation of birds of prey in cities. Island Press, Washington DC. June 2018
Boal, C.W., and C. Dykstra. 2018. Preface. Pages xi - xv in Urban Raptors: ecology and conservation of brids of prey in an urbanizing world [C. Boal and C. Dykstra, editors]. Island Press, Washington, DC.Island Press, Washington D.C. June 2018
Boal, C.W., P.K. Borsdorf, and T. Gicklhorn. 2013. Assessment of lesser prairie-chicken use of wildlife water guzzlers. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 46:10-18. | Abstract May 2014
Boal, C.W., M.C. Wallace, and B.N. Strobel. 2010. Perspectives on Animal Welfare Legislation and Study Considerations for Field-Oriented Studies of Raptors in the United States. Journal of Raptor Research 44:268-276. December 2010
Boal, C.W., J.M. Wunderle, Jr., and W.J. Arendt. 2013. Autumn monitoring of resident avifauna on Guana Island, B.V.I. Ornitologia Neotropical 24:335-343. | Abstract January 2014
Boal, C.W. and D.A. Haukos. 2016. The Lesser Prairie-Chicken: a brief introduction to the grouse of the Southern Great Plains. Pp. 1-12 in D.A. Haukos and C.W. Boal (editors), Ecology and conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 48), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. February 2016
Boal, C.W. 2019. Urban nesting by a broad-winged hawk pair in the southern High Plains of Texas. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society. February 2020
Boal, C.W. 2018. Urban Raptor Communities: why some raptors and not others occupy urban environments. Pages 36-50 in Urban Raptors: ecology and conservation of brids of prey in an urbanizing world [C. Boal and C. Dykstra, editors]. Island Press, Washington, DC. June 2018
Boal, C.W. 2018. Estimates of Abundance and Longevity of Bridled Quail-Doves (Geotrygon mystacea) on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:981-987. December 2018
Boal, C.W. 2016. Predation and Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Pp. 145-158 in D.A. Haukos and C.W. Boal (editors), Ecology and conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 48), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. | Abstract January 2016
Boal, C.W. 2016. Golden Eagle predation of an Adult Turkey Vulture. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 48:53-55. February 2016
Boal, C.W. 2014. Age-Ratios and Condition of En Route Migrant Blackpoll Warblers in the British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126:568-574. September 2014
Boal, C.W. 2010. Colonial nesting yellow-crowned night herons at the San Antonio River Walk. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 43:45-48. December 2010
Boal, C. W., and T. S. Estabrook. 2007. Occurrence and condition of migrating Swainson's thrushes in the British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:716-720 December 2007
Boal, C. W., and M. D. Giovanni. 2007. Raptor predaton on Ord's kangaroo rat: evidence for diurnal activity by a nocturnal rodent. Southwestern Naturalist 52:291-295. June 2007
Boal, C. W., and D. E. Andersen. 2005. Microhabitat characteristics of Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) nests at Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Canadian Field-Naturalist 119:208-213 April 2005
Boal, C. W., and B. D. Bibles. 2001. Responsiveness of elf owls to conspecific and great horned owl vocalizations. Journal of Field Ornithology 72:66-71. January 2001
Boal, C. W., T. S. Estabrook, and A. E. Duerr. 2003. Productivity and breeding habitat of loggerhead shrikes in an urban environment. Southwestern Naturalist 48:557-562 November 2003
Boal, C. W., T. E. Estabrook, and A. E. Duerr. 2004. Productivity of loggerhead shrikes nesting in an urban interface. Pages 104-109 in W. W. Shaw, L. K. Harris and L. VanDruff (eds. ). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Conservation. May 1-5 1999, Tucson, AZ. September 2004
Boal, C. W., M. D. Giovanni, and B. Beall. 2006. Successful nesting by a bald eagle pair in prairie grasslands of the Texas panhandle. Western North American Naturalist 66:246-250. June 2006
Boal, C. W., H. A. Snyder, B. D. Bibles, and T. S. Estabrook. 2003. Temporal and spatial stability of red-tailed hawks in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Journal of Raptor Research 37:276-284 December 2003
Boal, C. W., F. Sibley, T. S. Estabrook, and J. D. Lazell, Jr. 2006. Insular and migrant species, longevity records, and new species records on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:218-224. June 2006
Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, and P. L. Kennedy. 2005. Productivity and mortality of northern goshawks in Minnesota. Journal of Raptor Research 39:222-228. October 2005
Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, and P. L. Kennedy. 2005. Foraging and nesting habitat of breeding male northern goshawks in the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province, Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:1516-1527. December 2005
Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, and P. L. Kennedy. 2003. Home range and residency status of northern goshawks breeding in Minnesota. Condor 105:811-816. August 2003
Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, P. L. Kennedy, and A. M. Roberson. 2006. Northern goshawk ecology in the western Great Lakes region. Studies in Avian Biology 31:126-134. June 2006
Boal, C. W., C. A. Haralson, and W. H. Howe. 2008. Status of Golden Eagles in the Texas Panhandle. Journal of Raptor Research 42:220-224. September 2008
Boal, C. W. 2008. Predation of a dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus macrolepis) by a bridled quail dove (Geotrygon mystacea). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 21:50-51. July 2008
Boal, C. W. 2008. Observations of an Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) attacking saddled anoles (Anoles stratulus). Caribbean Journal of Ornithology 21:48-49 July 2008
Boal, C. W. 2008. Hacked nestling Mississippi Kite survives 6 years and demonstrates philopatry. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 41:66-68 October 2008
Boal, C. W. 2001. Nonrandom mating and productivity of adult and subadult Cooper's hawks. Condor 103:381-385 May 2001
Boal, C. W. 2001. Agonistic behavior of Cooper's hawks. Journal of Raptor Research 35:253-256 September 2001
Boal, C. 2011. Bridled Quail-dove (Geotrygon mystacea). Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Neotropical Birds (http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=177941) | Publisher Website September 2011
Blake A. Grisham, B.A., C.W. Boal, N.R. Mitchell, T.S. Gicklhorn, P.K. Borsdorf, D.A. Haukos, and C. Dixon. 2015. Evaluation of Capture Techniques on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Trap Injury and Survival. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6:318-326. | Publisher Website December 2015
Bibles, B.D., and C.W. Boal. 2012. Morphometric-based sexual determination of Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola). Ornitologia Neotropical 23:507-515. December 2012
Behney, A.C., C.W. Boal, H.A. Whitlaw, and D.R. Lucia. 2012. Raptor community composition in the Texas Southern High Plains lesser prairie-chicken range. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:291-296. June 2012
Behney, A.C., C.W. Boal, H.A. Whitlaw, and D.R. Lucia. 2010. Prey use by Swainson’s Hawks in the Lesser Prairie-chicken range of the Southern High Plains of Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 44:317-322. December 2010
Behney, A.C., C.W. Boal, H.A. Whitlaw, and D. Lucia. 2011. Interactions of raptors and Lesser Prairie-chickens at leks in the Texas Southern High Plains.Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:332-338. June 2011
Behney, A.C., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, H.A.Whitlaw, and D.A. Haukos. 2012. Sexual selection and mating chronology of lesser prairie-chickens. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:96-105 March 2012
Anderson, W.M., Sorensen, G.E., Lloyd-Strovas, J.D., Arroyo, R.J., Sosa, J.A., Wulff, S.J., Bibles, B.D., Boal, C.W., Perry, G. 2010. Distribution and Habitat Use by the Critically Endangered Stout Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Reptiles and Amphibians 17:5-10. September 2010
Actkinson, M. A., W. P. Kuvlesky, C. W. Boal, L. A. Brennan, and F. Hernandez. 2009. Breeding biology of sympatric red-tailed hawk, white-tailed hawk, and crested caracara populations in south Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 43:50-56 March 2009
Acktinson, M. A., W. P. Kuvlesky, C. W. Boal, L. A. Brennan, and F. Hernandez. 2007. Nest-site habitat relationships of red-tailed hawks, white-tailed hawks, and crested caracaras in south Texas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:570-578 December 2007
Project Completion Date
RWO 90: A range wide assessment of the influence of landscape and environmental change on lesser prairie-chickens December 2017
RWO94 Assessing occupancy and reproductive status of golden eagles at historic aeries in Texas. August 2015
RWO93 Development of a decision tool for eagle take permit issuance based on detection and occupancy moels of migrant and overwintering golden eagles in the Southern Great Plains August 2015
RWO92 Development of a standardized protocol for surveying and monitoring golden eagles in the DRECP April 2015
OA74 NWI SNL/TTU bird & bat environmental study for the experimental windfarm November 2014
OA 75: Influence of wind energy on Swainson's hawk ecology September 2017
Home range and habitat use of red-shouldered hawks. August 2010
Avian productivity and survivorship on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. December 2009
Assessing the impact of avian predators as a limiting factor of lesser prairie-chickens December 2009
Winter ecology and habitat use of lesser prairie-chickens in west Texas. August 2011
Lesser Prairie-chcken ecology during pre- and post-construction of wind energy facilities in west Texas. August 2012
Threat specific escape behaviors and habitat use by northern bobwhite. August 2012
Understanding the Ecology, Habitat Use, Phenology and Thermal December 2012
An adaptive management approach to assessing free water as a critical habitat need for lesser prairie-chicken reproduction September 2013
RWO84 Golden eagle survey and monitoring strategy development September 2015
OA 95: Nest Survival and Site Selection of Avian Communities in Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands Undergoing Thinning Prescriptions September 2023
OA 91: NWI SWiFT Bird Environmental Study September 2021
OA 92: Pilot study - Guana Island Avian Response to Hurricanes September 2021
Developing an automated system for screening wildlife trail ... August 2019
OA 93: Ecology, Habitat Use, and Impacts of Wind Energy on Burrowing Owls. September 2021
OA 90: Avian Community Response to Brush Control on the Welder Wildlife Refuge: Phase II December 2020
OA 87: Interactions of Juvenile Swainson's Hawks with Wind Energy Facilities During Dispersal and Migration September 2019
OA 85: An Investigation of Transmitter Impacts on Avian Flig... December 2018
OA 84: Urban Raptors June 2018
OA 74: Bird and Bat Environmental Study for the Experimental... September 2019
TPW 40: Assessing Distribution and Occupancy Patterns of Riparian Avifauna in the Trans Pecos Region of Texas August 2021
RWO 100: Changes in Avian and Plant Community Composition and Structure Following Prescribed Thinning in Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands. September 2021
RWO 99: Winter Abundance and Habitat Associations of Golden ... May 2017
RWO 98: Structure and Connectivity of Mid-Continental Snowy ... September 2020
RWO 97: Assessment of Surveys for Golden Eagles and Other Ra... January 2017
RWO 96: Understanding the Role of Muleshoe National Wildlife ... December 2018
TPW 34: Understanding the Ecology of Lesser Prairie-Chickens... August 2018
OA81: Pilot Study - field testing data collection methods an... March 2017
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Morris, Sophie
Undergraduate
sophie.morris@ttu.edu

Schilder, Lucas
Master's
lucas.schilder@ttu.edu

Watson, Katheryn
PhD
katheryn.watson@ttu.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Welch, B.C., and C.W. Boal. 2015. The Predicted Influence of Climate Change on Mississippi Kite Reproductive Parameters in West Texas. International Urban Wildlife Conference, Chicago, IL. May 2015
Watson, K.A., C.W. Boal, and J.D. Ray. Swainson’s hawk migration flight characteristics across a variable landscape. 2019 Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Reno NV. October 2019
Watson, K.A., C.W. Boal, and J.D. Ray. Swainson's hawks use the staging strategy to complete long-distance migration. Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, San Marcos, TX. April 2018. April 2018
Watson, K.A., C.W. Boal, and J.D. Ray. Migration, wintering movements, and the first return to the breeding range of fledgling Swainson's hawks. 2018 meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Dallas, TX. February 2018
Watson, K.A., C.W. Boal, and J.D. Ray. Flight Characteristics of Migrating Swainson’s Hawks Across a Variable Landscape. 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Watson, K.A., C.W. Boal, and J.D. Ray. 2019. Swainson’s hawks select for open country while migrating through the rainforests of Central and South America. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Watson, K.A., C.W. Boal, L. Groen, and J.D. Ray. Flight elevation of migrating Swainson's hawks and risk of encountering wind turbines. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Watson, K., C.W. Boal, L. Groen, and J.D. Ray. 2017. Assessing Risk of Wind Turbines to Migrating Swainson's Hawks. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2017
Walker, J.R., R.S. Matlack, C.W. Boal, and J. Ray.2013. Home range determinations of nesting Swainson’s hawks: Ptts vs VHF. 49th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Houston, TX. Feb. 2013. February 2013
WATSON, K. A., C. W. BOAL, L. M. GROEN, and J. D. RAY. Risk of Encountering Wind Turbines for Migrating Swainson’s Hawks Using Flight Altitude Data. 51st Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT November 2017
Thornley, M., S.D. Mullican, and C.W. Boal. American kestrel breeding season prey use and delivery rates in the Llano Estacado of Texas. 2018 meeting of The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Dallas, TX. Feb. 2018. February 2018
Thornley, M., S.D. Mullican, and C.W. Boal. 2019. Breeding season food habits of American kestrels in the southern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Sylvia de la Piedra, Carlos Portillo-Quintero, Blake A. Grisham, Clint W. Boal, David A. Haukos, Willard R. Heck. 2016. Time series analysis of remote sensing data as a management tool for the conservation of the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). 2016 Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York. October 2016
Skipper, B.R., C.W. Boal, J. Tsai, and M.R. Fuller. 2014. Evaluation of survey protocol recommendations for golden eagles. Symposium on Conserving eagles: a prelude into the science underway to inform wind energy decisions, including incidental take permits. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2014. October 2014
Skipper, B.R., C.W. Boal, J. Tsai, and M.R. Fuller. 2014. Evaluation of survey protocol recommendations for golden eagles. 2014 Annual Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX, September 2014 September 2014
Skipper, B.R. and C.W. Boal. 2013. Nest-site selection by Mississippi kites in urban and exurban areas of west Texas. 49th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Houston, TX. Feb. 2013 February 2013
Skidmore, C., C.W. Boal, B.R. Skipper, and R. Martin. Interspecies Nest- Placement Tolerance and Niche Partitioning of Nesting Riparian Raptors in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas. 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Skidmore, C., C.W. Boal, B.R. Skipper, and R. Martin. 2020. Drivers and Indicators of Riparian Corridor Avifaunal Diversity in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Skidmore, C., C.W. Boal, B.R. Skipper, and R. Martin. 2020. Comparative Nesting Habitat of Riparian Raptors in the Trans-Pecos Region of Texas. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Skidmore, C., C.W. Boal, B.R. Skipper, and R. Martin. 2019. Distribution and comparative nesting habitat of riparian raptors in the Trans Pecos Region of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Silva, M., D.U. Greene, S.R. Fritts, B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, J. Lautenback, C.A. Hagen, and W.R. Heck. Assessing Fine-scale Microclimate Conditions in an Intensively Managed Landscape. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio TX, February 2017. February 2017
Schilder, L.J., N.E. McIntyre, S. Harryman, C.A. Hagen, R. Martin, B.A. Grisham, and C.W. Boal. Landscape connectivity for lesser prairie-chickens on the southern high plains of Texas and New Mexico. International Grouse Symposium, Logan, Utah. 24 September 2018. September 2018
Schilder, L.J., N.E. McIntyre, S. Harryman, C.A. Hagen, R. Martin, B.A. Grisham, and C.W. Boal. Landscape connectivity for lesser prairie-chickens on the southern high plains of Texas and New Mexico. 2018 Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Dallas, TX. February 2018
Schilder, L.J., L.J. Heintzman, N.E. McIntyre, S. Harryman, C.A. Hagen, R. Martin, C.W. Boal, and B.A. Grisham. 2020. Landscape Connectivity for Lesser Prairie-Chickens on the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Schilder, L.J., L.J. Heintzman, N.E. McIntyre, S. Harryman, C.A. Hagen, R. Martin, B.A. Grisham, and C.W. Boal. 2019. Landscape connectivity for lesser prairie-chickens on the southern high plains of Texas and New Mexico. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Schilder, L., C. Borgman, R. Cox, and C.W. Boal. 2020. Changes in Avian Community Composition Following Prescribed Thinning of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
S.W.H. HARRYMAN*, B. A. GRISHAM, S. S. KAHL, C.W. BOAL, and C.A. HAGEN. Spatial Ecology of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Conservation Reserve Program-Dominated Landscapes in the Southern High Plains of Texas. 31st Prairie Grouse Technical Council, Nevada, Missouri. Sept. 2015 September 2015
R. Perkins, and C.W. Boal. 2014. Transmitter Influences on Raptor Agility and Avian Prey Selection. 2014 Annual Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX, September 2014 September 2014
Pryor, M., C.W. Boal, and B.R. Skipper. Are Mississippi Kite Attacks on Urban Pedestrians Associated with Nesting Phenology? 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Pryor, M., C.W. Boal, and B.R. Skipper. 2020. Are Mississippi Kite Attacks on Urban Pedestrians Associated With Nesting Phenology. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Portillo-Quintero, C., B. Grisham, D. Haukos, C. Boal, C. Hagen, and Z. Wan. 2018. Trends of the landscape structure of plant communities of sand shinnery oak prairie in the Southern High Plains. Society of Range Management, Sparks, Nevada. February 2018
Perkins, R., and C.W. Boal. Does this Radio Transmitter Make Me Look Delicious? A Field-informed Agent-based Modeling Approach to Understanding Transmitter Impacts on Raptor Selection of Prey. 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Perkins, R., and C.W. Boal. 2020. Does this Radio Transmitter Make Me Look Delicious? A Field-informed Agent-based Modeling Approach to Understanding Transmitter Impacts on Raptor Selection of Prey. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Perkins, R., and C. Boal. Transmitter influences on raptor agility and raptor prey selection. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Perkins, R., and C. Boal. Transmitter Influences on Raptor Agility and Prey Capture. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, February 2015. February 2015
Perkins, R. and C.W. Boal. Captive rear and release: conservation tool or high trophic level bird feeder? 2018 Joint Meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society. Chattanooga, TN. 7-9 June 2018. June 2018
Perkins, R. and C.W. Boal. 2016. Transmitter Influences on Raptor Agility and Prey Capture. Annual Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Cape May, NJ. October 2016
Murphy, R.K., D.W. Stahlecker, C.W. Boal, and B.A. Millsap. Survival and causes of mortality among pre-breeding age Golden Eagles in the Southern Great Plains. 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Murphy, R.K., D.W. Stahlecker, C.W. Boal, and B.A. Millsap. 2019. Survival and causes of mortality among pre-breeding age golden eagles in the Southern High Plains. Joint Annual Meeting of the AZ/NM Chapters of the Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. February 2019
Murphy, R., B. Woodbridge, D. Laplante, C. Boal, and D Stahlecker. Buffering Wind Turbines from Mesa Rims to Reduce Risk of Golden Eagle Blade-Strike Mortality. 12th NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting, St. Paul, MN, Nov. 27 - 30, 2018. November 2018
Mullican, S.D., C.W. Boal, W.C. Conway, and R.D. Stevens. American kestrel (Falco sparverius) nest survival and productivity in the Llano Estacado of Texas. 2018 Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Dallas, TX. Feb. 2018. February 2018
Morris, S.A., C.W. Boal, and R. Patiño. 2021. Distribution and Abundance of Cormorants in Texas. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Online. 25 February 2021. February 2021
Morris, S.A., C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and B.A. Grisham. 2020. Variability in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Egg Morphometrics and Appearance Across a Climate Gradient. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Mitchell, N., P. Borsdorf, C. Dixon, B. Grisham, D. Haukos, and C. Boal. 2014. Evaluation of capture techniques on lesser prairie-chicken trap injury. 50th Annual Meeting of The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, Texas, Feb 2014 February 2014
Mitchell, N., C. Boal, B. Skipper, R. Murphy, and D. Stahlecker. Survival and dispersal of juvenile golden eagles in the southern Great Plains and Trans Pecos regions. Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Mitchell, N., B.R. Skipper, and C.W. Boal. Dispersal Patterns of Juvenile Golden Eagles During Their First Two Years. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio TX, February 2017. February 2017
Mitchell, N., B. Skipper, and C.W. Boal. Land Cover Associations of Migrant and Wintering Golden Eagles in the Southern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Mitchell, N., B. Skipper, and C. Boal. Abundance and Land Cover Associations of Migrant and Wintering Birds of Prey in the Southern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, February 2015. February 2015
Mitchell, N., B. Skipper, and C. Boal. Abundance and Land Cover Associations of Migrant and Wintering Birds of Prey in the Southern Great Plains. 48th Joint Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, NM, February 2015. February 2015
Meier, M.E., K.A. Watson, C.W. Boal, and J.D. Ray. 2019. Wind turbine concentrations and the threats they pose to Swainson’s hawks. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Malone, D.R., C.W. Boal, and T.L. Blankenship. Greater Roadrunner Habitat Selection in a Coastal Prairie-Brushland Mosaic: Implications for Coastal Prairie Restoration. North American Ornithological Conference VII, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 10-15 August 2020 August 2020
Malone, D.R., C.W. Boal, and T.L. Blankenship. 2020. Home Range and Habitat Selection of the Greater Roadrunner on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Malone, D.R., C.W. Boal, and T.L. Blankenship. 2019. Home range and habitat selection of the greater roadrunner on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Malone, D.R., C.W. Boal, and T. L. Blankenship. 2021. Avian Community Response to Coastal Prairie Restoration Using Herbicide and Prescribed Fire on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Online. 25 February 2021. February 2021
Mahurin, M.R., C.W. Boal, C.J. Conway, W.C. Conway, and J.D. Ray. 2021. Burrowing Owl Movements in Relation to Wind Energy Development. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Online. 25 February 2021. February 2021
MULLICAN, S. D., and C. W. BOAL. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) Survival and Productivity in the Llano Estacado of Texas. 51st Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2017
MITCHELL, N., C. BOAL, D. STAHLECKER, R. MURPHY, and B. SKIPPER. Dispersal and Survival of Fledgling Golden Eagles in the Southern Great Plains and Trans Pecos Regions of North America. 51st Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT. November 2017
Lucas J. Schilder, L.J., C. Borgman, R. Cox, and C.W. Boal. Changes in Avian Community Composition Following Prescribed Thinning of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands. North American Ornithological Conference VII, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 10-15 August 2020 August 2020
Lucas J. Schilder, L.J., C. Borgman, C. Portillo-Quintero, R. Cox, and C.W. Boal. 2021. Changes in Avian Community Composition Following Prescribed Thinning of Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Online. 25 February 2021. February 2021
Linner, K., and C.W. Boal. 2014. Season-Specific Selection of Land-Use Types by Birds of Prey in the Southern High Plains: Implications for Wind Energy Development. 2014 Annual Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX, September 2014 September 2014
Linner, K., and C. Boal. 2014. Season-specific land-use by birds of prey in the Llano Estacado. 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, TX, Feb. 2014. February 2014
Kost, O.A., C.W. Boal, and T. Blankenship. Avian community response to brush management efforts on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio TX, February 2017. February 2017
Kost, O.A., C.W. Boal, and T. Blankenship. Avian Response to Brush Management on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX. February 2015
Kost, O.A., C.W. Boal and T. Blankenship. Avian response to brush management on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Kost, O.A.*, Boal, C.W., Blankenship, T.L., and Cox, R.D. 2016. Avian Community Response to Brush Management Efforts on the Welder Wildlife Refuge. Annual Meeting of the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration, Livingston, TX. November 2016
Heath, K.M., J.S. Beauchamp, C.W. Boal, D.P. Collins, W.C. Conway, G. Hensley, W.P. Johnson, and S.T. Saalfeld. 2020. Population Trends of Snowy Plovers on the Southern Great Plains. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Heath, K.M., J.S. Beauchamp, C.W. Boal, D.P. Collins, W.C. Conway, G. Hensley, W.P. Johnson, and S.T. Saalfeld. 2019. 20-year population trends of breeding snowy plovers on the southern Great Plains of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Heath, K.M., J.S. Beauchamp, C.W. Boal, D.P. Collins, W.C. Conway, B.A. Grisham, G. Hensley, W.P. Johnson, S.T. Saalfeld. Population Trends and Connectivity of Snowy Plovers on the Southern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the American Ornithological Society, Anchorage, AK 24 – 28 June 2019. June 2019
Heath, K. M., J. S. Beauchamp, C. W. Boal, D. P. Collins,W. C. Conway, G. Hensley, W. P. Johnson, S. T. Saalfeld. 2019. Using Automated Telemetry to Investigate Population Connectivity of Snowy Plovers on the Southern Great Plains. Annual Meeting of the Texas Colonial Waterbird Society, Austin, TX. 19-20 November, 2019. November 2019
Haukos, D., C. Boal, S. Carleton, and B. Grisham. 2015. Roles of Cooperative Research Units in contemporary conservation of natural resources. North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference, Omaha, NE. March 2015
Harryman, S.W.H., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, S.S. Kahl, and C.A. Hagen. Movements and Habitat Selection of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Conservation Reserve Program-Dominated Landscapes in the Southern High Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016. February 2016
Harryman, S.W.H., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, S.S. Kahl, and C.A. Hagen. Evaluation of the conservation reserve program as a conservation practice for lesser prairie-chickens in the southern High Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2017
Harryman, S., B. Grisham, S. Kahl, C. Boal, R. Martin, and C. Hagen. 2017. Multiscale habitat selection of lesser prairie-chickens in an agriculture/conservation reserve program land matrix. 32nd Prairie Grouse Technical Council Meeting, Dickinson, ND. October 2017
Harris, J.R., and C.W. Boal. 2021. Comparative Productivity of American Kestrels in a Nest Box Program and Natural Nests in Lubbock County, Texas. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Online. 25 February 2021. February 2021
Harris, J.R., and C.W. Boal. 2020. Comparative Productivity of American Kestrels in a Nest Box Program and Natural Nests in Lubbock County, Texas. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Harris, J.R., and C.W. Boal. 2019. Seasonal and annual variation in raptor species presence and abundance in the southern Great Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 November 2019
Harris, J.R., and C.W. Boal. 2019. Seasonal and annual variation in raptor species presence and abundance in the southern Great Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Gulick, C.K., and C.W. Boal. Nest Box Use and Productivity of American Kestrels on the High Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Gulick, C., B. Skipper, and C. Boal. 2014. Occupancy estimates of ferruginous hawks in the Snake River Bird of Prey Area. 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, TX, Feb. 2014. February 2014
Groen, L., C.W. Boal, J.D. Ray, and J. Walker. Modeling wind turbine collision risk for migrating Swainson’s hawks at an international scale. Annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX. February 2015
Groen, L., C.W. Boal, J. Ray, and J. Walker. 2014. Movement Rates of Swainson’s Hawks from the Plains of Texas to the Pampas of Argentina. 2014 Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Corpus Christi, TX, September 2014. September 2014
Groen, L., C. Boal, J. Ray, and J. Walker. 2014. Movement rates of Swainson's hawks migrating from Texas to Argentina. 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, TX, Feb. 2014. February 2014
Grisham, B.A., J. Zavaleta, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2013. Management of lesser prairie-chicken populations in shinnery oak-grasslands: priorities and future directions. 49th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Houston, TX. Feb. 2013. February 2013
Grisham, B.A., C.W. Boal, C. Coldren, P.S. Gipson, J.D. Ray, R. Stubblefield, and W.C. Conway. 2021. A Paradigm Shifting Without a Clutch: A Six Year Evaluation of Student Engagement and Degree Pride in the Department of Natural Resources Management. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Online. 25 February 2021. February 2021
Grisham, B., J. Lautenbach, R. Plumb, J. Kraft, J. Reitz, D. Sullins, C. Conring, A. Godar, C. Griffin, C. Boal, and D. Haukos. 2014. Does microclimate explain spatial variation in lesser prairie-chicken nest survival? 50th Annual Meeting of The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, Texas, Feb 2014 February 2014
Grisham, B., D. Greene, R. Cox, S. Fritts, C. Boal, D. Haukos, and W. Heck. 2017. Lesser prairie-chicken brood ecology in the sand shinnery oak prairie ecoregion. 32nd Prairie Grouse Technical Council Meeting, Dickinson ND. October 2017
Griffin, C.P., A.J. Godar, S.R. Fritts, D.U. Greene, B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, J.C. Pitman, G.M. Beauprez, M.A. Patten, and C.A. Hagen. 2016. A range-wide assessment on the influence of anthropogenic structure dispersion and land cover patch size on lesser prairie-chicken lek attendance. NAOC, Washington, D.C. October 2016
Griffin, C.P., A.J. Godar, S.R. Fritts, B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, J.C. Pitman, G.M. Beauprez, M.A. Patten, and C.A. Hagen. 2016. A range-wide assessment of the influence of anthropogenic features and landcover patterns on lesser prairie-chicken lek attendance. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Griffin, C.P., A.J. Godar, B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, J.C. Pitman, C.A. Hagen. A Range-Wide Assessment of the Influence of Weather on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Demographic Parameters. Annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, February 2015 February 2015
Griffin, C., A. Godar, D. Greene, B. Grisham, C. Boal, D. Haukos, G. Beauprez, J. Pitman, and C. Hagen. 2018. A range–wide assessment on the influence of anthropogenic structure dispersion and land cover patch size on lesser prairie-chicken lek attendance. International Grouse Symposium, Logan, Utah. September 2018
Greene, D.U., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and R.D. Cox. Brood Survival of Lesser Prairie Chickens in the Sand Shinnery Oak Ecoregion of Texas and New Mexico. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio TX, February 2017. January 2017
Greene, D.U., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and R.D. Cox. 2017. Brood survival of lesser prairie-chickens in the sand shinnery oak ecoregion of Texas and New Mexico. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Gray, O., C. Skidmore, C. Boal, B. Skipper, and R. Martin. 2020. Nest Success and Productivity of State Threatened Raptor Species in the Trans Pecos Region of Texas. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Godar, A.J., C.P. Griffin, B.A. Grisham, D.A. Haukos, S.R. Fritts, B.E. Ross, C.W. Boal, C.A. Hagen, M.A. Patten, and J.C. Pitman. 2017. Combining weather data and climate projections: a case study with Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Annual meeting of the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Lincoln, NE. February 2017
Godar, A.J., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2015. Does Microclimate Explain Regional Variation in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Nest Survival? Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Wichita. January 2015
Godar, A.J., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos. Does Microclimate Explain Regional Variation in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Nest Survival? Annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, February 2015. February 2015
Godar, A.J., B.A. Grisham, C.P. Griffin, S.R. Fritts, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, J.C. Pitman, M.A. Patten, and C.A. Hagen. 2016. The influence of weather parameters on lesser prairie-chicken rangewide nest survival. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Godar, A.J., B.A. Grisham, B.E. Ross, C.W. Boal, S.R. Fritts, C.P. Griffin, C.A. Hagen, D.A. Haukos, M.A. Patten, and J.C. Pitman. 2016. Rangewide assessment of the influence of climate change on lesser prairie-chicken population persistence. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington, D.C. August 2016
Godar, A.J., B.A. Grisham, B.E. Ross, C.W. Boal, S.R. Fritts, C.P. Griffin, C.A. Hagen, D.A. Haukos, M.A. Patten, and J.C. Pitman. 2016. Incorporating contemporary statistical methods into long-term ecological data: A case study using Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS February 2016
Gicklhorn, T.S., P.K. Borsdorf, C.W. Boal, and M. VanLandeghem. Assessing Predator-Prey Use and Interactions at Man-Made Water Sources on the Southern High Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Gicklhorn, T., P.K. Borsdorf, N. Pirius, and C.W. Boal. 2013. Seasonal use of artificial water-sources by lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus). 49th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Houston, TX. Feb. 2013. February 2013
Gicklhorn, T., N. Pirius, and C. Boal. Analysis of motion-captured pictures located on man-made water sources in the Southern High Plains of West Texas. Annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX. February 2015
Gicklhorn, T., C. Boal, and P. Borsdorf. 2014. Assessment of lesser prairie-chicken use of wildlife water guzzlers. 50th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Austin, TX, Feb. 2014. February 2014
Fritts, S.R., B.A. Grisham, R.D. Cox, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and P. McDaniel. 2016. Influence of vegetation structure and composition on lesser prairie-chicken abundance, survival, and recruitment following an intense drought. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016
Fritts, S.R., B.A. Grisham, R.D. Cox, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and P. McDaniel. 2016. Assessing potential synergies between drought and grazing on lesser prairie-chicken demography. Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, North Carolina. October 2016
Fritts, S.F., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, M.A. Patten, D.H. Wolfe, C.E. Dixon, W.R. Heck. Lesser prairie-chicken nest site selection and nest survival at two spatial scales in a cattle-dominated landscape. 2015 Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 2015
Cody P. Griffin, Alixandra J. Godar, Blake A. Grisham, Clint W. Boal, David A. Haukos, Jim C. Pittman, and Christian A. Hagen. Does Weather Influence Lesser Prairie-Chicken Demographic Parameters Disproportionately in the Sand Shinnery Oak Prairie Compared to the Sand Sagebrush Prairie? 48th Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Las Cruces, NM. February 2015
C.W. BOAL* and T. GICKLHORN. Environmental Factors Associated with Lesser Prairie-Chicken Use of Surface Water. 31st Prairie Grouse Technical Council, Nevada, Missouri. Sept. 2015. September 2015
C. P. GRIFFIN*, A.J. GODAR, S.R.FRITTS, B. A. GRISHAM, C.W. BOAL, D.A. HAUKOS, and J. C. PITMAN. A Range-wide Assessment of the Influence of Anthropogenic Features on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Lek Attendance. 31st Prairie Grouse Technical Council, Nevada, Missouri. Sept. 2015. September 2015
Borsdorf, P.K., B.A. Grisham, and C.W. Boal. 2013. Habitat selection and home range size of lesser prairie-chickens on the Southern High Plains of Texas. 49th Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Houston, TX. Feb. 2013. February 2013
Bondo, K., M. Whitson, C. Boal, M. Peterson, B. Simpson, C. Hagen, and B. Grisham. 2020. Detecting Helminth Eggs in a Gallinaceous Bird: Fecal vs. Cecal Droppings. Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Corpus Christi, TX, 14 February 2020. February 2020
Bondo, K., M. Whitson, C. Boal, M. Peterson, B. Simpson, C. Hagen, and B. Grisham. 2019. Parasitological survey of lesser prairie-chickens in Texas and New Mexico. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
Boal, C.W., and R. Perkins. The use of trained raptors in field research. 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Boal, C.W., and B.D. Bibles. Weather Influenced Survival and Recruitment of Bananaquits: a glimpse at the potential influence of climate change on Caribbean avifauna. 2019 Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV. October 2019
Boal, C.W., and B.D. Bibles. Long-term Banding Provides Insights to Weather Influenced Survival and Recruitment of Bananaquits. North American Ornithological Conference VII, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 10-15 August 2020 August 2020
Boal, C.W., M.A. Thornley, and S.D. Mullican. American Kestrel food habits: surprises and unintended consequences of conservation actions. 2019 Meeting of The Raptor Research Foundation, Fort Collins, CO. November 2019
Boal, C.W., M. Thornley, and S. Mullican. American kestrel (Falco sparverius) food habits and delivery rates during the brood rearing period in the southern plains. Joint Meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society. Chattanooga, TN. 7-9 June 2018. June 2018
Boal, C.W., L. Groen, and J.D. Ray. Migration Rates of Swainson’s Hawks Through Regions of Different Wind Energy Potentials Between Texas and Argentina. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. February 2016. February 2016
Boal, C.W., B. A. Grisham, D. Haukos, and W. Heck. 2013. Population demography of lesser prairie-chicken populations in shinnery-oak grassland communities of New Mexico and Texas. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK. Feb. 2013. February 2013
Boal, C.W. 2016. The Influence of Size, Habitat, and Diet on Urban Raptor Communities. Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Cape May, NJ. October 2016
Boal, C.W. 2016. Punctuated Equilibrium of Methods, Gradualism of Means, and Quantum Evolution of Restrictions and Responses: the Evolution of Raptor Research Methods and the Advent of Animal Welfare Concerns. Annual Meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Cape May, NJ, October 2016 October 2016
Boal, C., N. Mitchell, D. Stahlecker, R. Murphy, and B. Skipper. Comparative Dispersal and Survival of Fledgling Golden Eagles in Two Arid Regions of North America. International Aridlands Conference, Lubbock TX, USA. August 2018. August 2018
Bentley, J.P.D., and C.W. Boal. 2019. Assessing weather condition influences on annual variance in breeding populations of a grassland passerine community. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Montgomery, TX, 20-23 February 2019 February 2019
B.A. GRISHAM, A.J. GODAR, C.W. BOAL, and D.A. HAUKOS. An Assessment of Lesser Prairie-Chicken Nest Microclimate and Nest Survival Among Three Ecoregions. 31st Prairie Grouse Technical Council, Nevada, Missouri. Sept. 2015. August 2015
A.J. Godar, B.A. Grisham, B.E. Ross, C.W. Boal, D. Greene, C.P. Griffin, C.A. Hagen, D.A. Haukos, M.A. Patten, and J.C. Pitman. 2018. Rangewide lesser prairie-chicken population persistence with climate change. International Grouse Symposium, Logan, Utah. September 2018
A.J. GODAR*, C.P. GRIFFIN, S.R. FRITTS, B. A. GRISHAM, C.W. BOAL, D.A. HAUKOS, J.C. PITMAN, and C.A. HAGEN. The Influence of Weather Parameters on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Nest Survival. 31st Prairie Grouse Technical Council, Nevada, Missouri. Sept. 2015. September 2015
S.R. FRITTS*, B.A. GRISHAM, R.D. COX, C.W. BOAL, D.A. HAUKOS, and P. MCDANIEL. Hierarchical Modeling of Lesser Prairie-Chicken Lek Attendance, Survival, and Recruitment in Responseto Grazaing and Weather. 31st Prairie Grouse Technical Council, Nevada, Missouri. Sept. 2015. September 2015
Technical Publications Publication Date
Nishida, C., S. DeStefano, and C. Boal. 2001. Status of Swainson's hawks in southeastern Arizona. Final Report Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Grant Project I98013. May 2001
Miller, A. and C.W. Boal. 2009. Red Canyon Wind Energy Center 2006-2007 Post-Construction Monitoring Final Report. TXCFWRU and Texas Tech University. January 2009
Mannan, R.N. 2008. An assessment of survey methodology, calling activity, and habitat associations of wood frogs (Rana sylvatica) and boreal chorus frogs (Pseudacris maculata) in a tundra biome. M.S. thesis, Texas Tech Univeristy, Lubbock, Texas. Final Report to Wapusk National Park of Canada, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. December 2008
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. May 2012
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 March 2016
Boal, C.W., D.E. Andersen, and P.L. Kennedy. 2001. Home range and habitat use of northern goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) in Minnesota. Final Report. Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. May 2001
Boal, C.W., D.E. Andersen, and P.L. Kennedy. 2000. Home range and habitat use of breeding northern goshawks in north-central Minnesota. 1999 Progress Report. Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. St. Paul, MN. 1 January 2000. January 2001
Boal, C.W., B.L. Smithers, and D.E. Andersen. 2003. Northern goshawk food habits in Minnesota: an analysis using time-lapse video recording systems. USGS-BRD TX Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Final Report to USFS Chippewa National Forest (TXCFWRU RO No. 46) and Minnesota Forest Industries (TXCFWRU OA No. 45). 9 July 2003. July 2003
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. January 2014
Boal, C.W. and C. Haralson. 2005. Assessment of the temporal and spatial stability of the golden eagles in the panhandle of Texas. USGS Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Final Report RWO 56. September 2005
Boal, C.W. 2008. Standard Operating Procedure: Raptor Research Methods. Texas Tech University Animal Care and Use Committee SOP 074. January 2008
Boal, C.W. 2001. Strategies for monitoring common black-hawk (Buteogallus anthracinus) populations in North America. USGS-North American Raptor Monitoring Strategy. March 2001
Andersen, D.E., C.W. Boal, G. Perry, R.N. Mannan, and M.E. Reiter. 2010. Factors affecting distribution and detection of boreal chorus frogs and wood frogs at Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Pages 309-311 In L. Chow and K. McKay, eds. Hudson Bay regional research. Aboriginal Issues Press, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. January 2011
Andersen, D.E. and C.W. Boal. 2001. Inventory of northern goshawks on the Superior National Forest. Final Project Report to Superior National Forest. September 2001