Warren Conway named NRM's Bricker Endowed Chair in Wildlife Management
Warren Conway, a nationally-known waterbird and wetland ecology expert, has been named the Bricker Endowed Chair in Wildlife Management 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 Aug. 1.
The Rhode Island native, and two-time Texas Tech alum ('97 M.S. & '01 Ph.D.), indicated that he is particularly interested in cultivating and expanding existing collaborations with colleagues, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the department and college, elsewhere on campus, and regionally to provide science-based recommendations for practical wildlife management to public and private stakeholders.
His primary goal here at Tech is to carry out research on ecologically relevant, applied and conservation oriented wildlife management issues. His experience with game and non-game species have all had common themes of wildlife-habitat relationships, population and community dynamics, and population management, restoration, and conservation. He plans to continue and expand these lines of research inquiry here at Tech, while continuing the department's long-standing research focus upon big game ecology and management.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Conway worked as a professor of wildlife management at Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Prior to that he worked as a site operations manager at the Museum of Texas Tech University-Lubbock Lake Landmark, and served as a post-doctoral instructor and graduate teaching assistant with what was known at the time as Tech's Department of Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Management.
Awards for Conway include the Teaching Excellence Award for Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture (2013); Stephen F. Austin State University Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (2009); Texas Tech Department of Natural Resources Management Outstanding Alumnus Award (2007); and the 'Educator of The Year Award' from the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society (2005).
He received his bachelor's degree in wildlife biology and management from the University of Rhode Island. His master's and doctorate degrees in wildlife science are from Texas Tech. He is a past president of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, and remains involved in several professional organizations.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Mark Wallace, Chairman, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2841, firstname.lastname@example.org
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