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

Texas Staff Member


Dr. Blake Grisham

Blake Grisham

Email: blake.grisham@ttu.edu

Biography

My research focuses on evaluating climate change impacts on suitable habitat and demographic parameters of lesser prairie-chickens. I am also conducting research on the relationship between environmental variables and thermal tolerances of nesting lesser prairie-chickens, assessing the effects of land use practices on lesser prairie-chicken demographics, and integrating climate science methodologies into ecological field studies.

Research Publications Publication Date
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. 2013-08-31
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 2014-07-31
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 2016-02-28
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 2013-07-31
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. 2016-10-31
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 2012-03-31
Presentations Presentation Date
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 2015-09-23
Miyazono, S, S Fritts, TB Grabowski, B Grisham, K Mayes, & PT Bean. N-mixture modeling for juvenile Rio Grande Blue Sucker in the Trans-Pecos region of the Rio Grande. 2016 Annual Meeting of the Desert Fishes Council. Albuquerque, NM. 15-19 November 2016. 2016-11-16
Miyazono, S, S Fritts, TB Grabowski, B Grisham, K Mayes, & PT Bean. Habitat associations of juvenile Rio Grande Blue Sucker in the Trans-Pecos region of the Rio Grande. 2017 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Corpus Christi, Texas. 19-21 January 2017. 2017-01-19
Miyazono S, A Pease, S Fritts, TB Grabowski, B Grisham, K Mayes, S Magnelia, & PT Bean. Habitat associations of young-of-the-year Rio Grande Blue Sucker in the Trans-Pecos region of the Rio Grande. 2018 Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. College Station, Texas. 25-26 January 2018. 2018-01-25
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 2014-02-21
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. 2016-02-19
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. 2013-02-22
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 2014-02-21
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 2015-02-20
Grabowski TB, PT Bean, B Grisham, and JR Groeschel. Linking low-cost side scan sonar habitat data with occupancy-based population models. 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Portland, Oregon. 16-20 August 2015. 2015-08-16
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. 2015-02-20
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. 2015-02-06
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. 2015-09-23
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. 2013-02-22
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. 2013-02-05
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. 2015-08-23
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. 2015-09-23
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. 2015-09-23
Technical Publications Publication Date
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. 2014-01-31