Texas Tech University

Faculty

Current Faculty

Matthew Barnes,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, community ecology, predicting and explaining species distributions and dispersal in aquatic systems, environmental DNA

Matthew Barnes

Assistant Professor
matthew.a.barnes@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2122 | Goddard Range Wildlife 007C
Education: Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, 2013
Research Interests: community ecology, predicting and explaining species distributions, and  dispersal in aquatic systems, environmental DNA 


Clint Boal, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, raptor ecology and conservation, predator prey relationships, influence of anthropogenic activities on wildlife, conservation of threatened and endangered species, decision analysis in natural resources management

Clint Boal

Professor (Coop Unit)
clint.boal@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6536 | Agricultural Sciences 218 
Education: Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1997
Research Interests: raptor ecology and conservation, predator-prey relationships, influence of anthropogenic activities on wildlife, conservation of threatened and endangered species, decision analysis in natural resources management


Clint Boal,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, Shorebird and waterfowl ecology and management; big game population ecology; wildlife-habitat relationships; exotic invasice plant ecology and management; wildlife toxicology

Warren Conway

Bricker Endowed Chair in Wildlife Management
warren.conway@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6579 | Goddard Range Wildlife 001A 
Education: Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 2001 
Research Interests: shorebird and waterfowl ecology and management; big game population ecology; wildlife-habitat relationships; exotic invasive plant ecology and management; wildlife toxicology


Robert Cox, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and management of rangelands, wildlands and wildlife habitats

Robert Cox

Associate Professor
robert.cox@ttu.edu
(806) 834-3530 | Goddard Range Wildlife 009C 
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2006 
Research Interests: plant community ecology, restoration ecology, and management of rangelands, wildlands, and wildlife habitats


Brad Dabbert,   ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, quail research

Brad Dabbert

Burnett Foundation Endowed Professor of Quail Ecology
brad.dabbert@ttu.edu
(806) 834-1248 | PSS 254
Education: Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1995
Research Interests: quail research


Michael Farmer,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, agriculture and applied economics; urban ecology

Michael Farmer

Associate Professor
michael.farmer@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6996 | Agricultural Sciences 204C 
Education: Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1993 
Research Interests: research interests TBA


Phil Gipson,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, swift foxes; coyotes; ecology

Philip Gipson

Kleberg Professor
philip.gipson@ttu.edu
(806) 834-7747 | Goddard 006
Education: Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1971 
Research Interests: swift foxes, coyotes, ecology


Kerry Griffis-Kyle, wetland ecology, arid and semi-arid ecosystems, interaction of site specific stressors with landscape pattern

Kerry Griffis-Kyle

Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology
Director, Professional Science Master's Track in Natural Resources Management
kerry.griffis-kyle@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2619 | Goddard Range Wildlife 202B 
Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2005 
Research Interests: conservation planning, arid and semi-arid ecosystems, wetland ecology


Blake Grisham,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, avian ecology, demographic modeling, climate response modeling, and applied ecological statistics

Blake Grisham

Assistant Professor
blake.grisham@ttu.edu
(806) 834-7492 | Goddard 202D 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012 
Research Interests: avian ecology, demographic modeling, climate response modeling, and applied ecological statistics


Samantha Kahl,   ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, waterfowl, playas

Samantha Kahl

Assistant Professor
samantha.kahl@ttu.edu
(806) 834-4041 | PSS 255 
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 2010
Research Interests: herpetology, human dimensions, regional planning, and habitat suitability


Terry McLendon,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, plant ecology, ecological modeling, vegetation change

Terry McLendon

Research Professor
terry.mclendon@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6835 | Bayer Plant Science 122K 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1979 
Research Interests: plant ecology, ecological modeling, vegetation change


Reynaldo Patino,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, reproductive biology, water quality and aquatic ecotoxicology, endocrine disruption, harmful algal blooms

Reynaldo Patino

Research Professor (Coop Unit) & U.S. Geological Service Senior Scientist
reynaldo.patino@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6483 | Agricultural Sciences 218 
Education: Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1988 
Research Interests: reproductive biology, water quality and aquatic ecotoxicology, endocrine disruption, harmful algal blooms


Allison Pease, Aquatic food webs, community ecology, environmental change in rivers and streams, fisheries conservation

Allison Pease

Assistant Professor
allison.pease@ttu.edu
(806) 834-0463 | Goddard Range Wildlife 007A
Education: Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010 
Research Interests: aquatic food webs, community ecology, environmental change in rivers and streams, fisheries conservation


Gad Perry,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, conservation ecology, tropical ecology, iguanas

Gad Perry

Professor
gad.perry@ttu.edu
(806) 834-2339 | Goddard Range Wildlife 202C 
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin, 1995
Research Interests: conservation biology, urban ecology, international development


Carlos Portillo,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, geospatial technologies, remote sensing, biogeography, ecosystem mornitoring

Carlos Portillo-Quintero

Assistant Professor
carlos.portilo@ttu.edu
(806) 834-7309 | PSS 253
Education: Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada, 2010
Research Interests: geospatial technologies, remote sensing, biogeography, ecosystem monitoring


Richard Stevens,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, conservation, biodiversity, biogeography, macroecology, rodent and bat ecology

Richard Stevens

Associate Professor
richard.stevens@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6843 | Goddard Range Wildlife 007D 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2002
Research Interests: Conservation, Biodiversity, Biogeography, Macroecology, Rodent and Bat Ecology


Robin Verble,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, fire ecology, prescribed burning, fire management, community ecology, insect ecology, ants

Robin Verble-Pearson

Assistant Professor
robin.verble@ttu.edu
(806) 834-5112 | PSS 256 
Education: Ph.D., University of Arkansas-Little Rock, 2012 
Research Interests: fire ecology, prescribed burning, fire management, community ecology, insect ecology, ants


Carlos Villalobos,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, range management, ranch management, fire ecology

Carlos Villalobos

Associate Professor
c.villalobos@ttu.edu
(806) 834-5248 | Goddard 009B 
Education: Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1995 
Research Interests: range management, ranch management, fire ecology


Mark Wallace,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, Wildlife - habitat relationships; urban ecology

Mark Wallace

Professor and Chair
mark.wallace@ttu.edu
(806) 834-6979 | PSS 265
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991
Research Interests: wildlife - habitat relationships, urban ecology

Instructors

John Baccus, ttu, nrm, texas tech university, natural resources management, TTU natural history

John Baccus

Instructor
john.baccus@ttu.edu
(806) 834-4774 | Goddard Range Wildlife 007B  
Education: Ph.D. University of North Texas, 1971
Research Interests: TTU natural history


Clint Boal,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, integrated NRM skills

Bart Durham

Instructor
bart.durham@ttu.edu
(806) 720-7709 | N/A 
Education: Ph.D. Texas Tech University, 2007 
Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology, Water Reuse, Technical Writing & Professionalism

Emeritus Faculty


Ernest Fish,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, GIS; watershed; retired

Ernest Fish

Professor Emeritus
ernest.fish@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2841 | Agricultural Sciences 102
Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1973
Research Interests: GIS, watershed, (retired)

Ron Sosebee,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university, retired

Ron Sosebee

Professor Emeritus
ron.sosebee@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2841 | Goddard Range Wildlife 009A
Education: Ph.D., Utah State University, 1970
Research Interests: (retired)