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Blake Grisham joins Tech’s Natural Resources Management Department

Blake Grisham joins Tech’s Natural Resources Management Department

Blake Grisham, a bird expert who’ll focus on climate response modeling, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University’s Department of Natural Resources Management, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new teaching and research post on Sept. 1.

The Arkansas native indicated that he is particularly interested in integrated wildlife-climate response modeling and merging climate science methodologies into ecological data sets. One of his primary goals here at Texas Tech is to carry out research on wildlife-climate impact assessments, ecosystem response to precipitation variability, and lesser prairie-chicken ecology.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, Grisham worked as a postdoctoral research assistant and graduate research assistant at Texas Tech, as well as a graduate research assistant at Louisiana State University. He also worked as a field technician at Arkansas State University and completed an internship with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

He received his bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from Arkansas State University and a master’s degree in wildlife management from Louisiana State University. His doctorate in wildlife, aquatic, and wildlands science and management is from Texas Tech. He is a member of Wilson Ornithological Society, Association of Field Ornithologist, American Ornithological Society, and The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Mark Wallace, Chairman, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-1983, mark.wallace@ttu.edu

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