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Wildlife Society names publications award winner

image image The Wildlife Society, one of the nation’s principal organizations for wildlife professionals, has announced that it will present this year’s Outstanding Monograph Wildlife Publications Award to team of researchers, several of whom hold strong ties to Texas Tech University’s Department of Natural Resources Management.

The award will be presented Sept. 26 at the society’s 14th annual conference in Tucson.

The paper is titled “Pathogens, nutritional deficiency, and climate influences on a declining moose population.” It was written by Eric Cox, Warren Ballard, Heather Whitlaw, Mark Lenarz, Thomas Custer, Terri Barnett and Todd Fuller.

Ballard, Whitlaw & Barnett. Ballard (above right) holds the Bricker Chair in Wildlife Management in CASNR’s Department of Natural Resources Management. Whitlaw, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, also has an office in the department and functions as an adjunct faculty member on selected graduate committees in the department.

Barnett, a consulting biologist on wetlands based in Reno, Nev., received her master’s degree in wildlife science from Texas Tech in 2003.

The Wildlife Society, founded in 1937, is a nonprofit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education, with a membership of approximately 8,000.


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