Texas Tech University

NRM Graduate Students

 


Matthew Acre, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Matthew Acre

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Pease
Research Title: Influence of stream flow on the habitat use, spawning migrations, and recruitment of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River, below Austin, Texas

Bio


Drew Arnold,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Drew Arnold

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Disease and parasites in northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus)

Bio


Erin Stukenholtz

Erin Stukenholtz

Ph.D. 
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: Population characteristics of the feral pigeon and avian community structure within an urban landscape

Bio


Cade Bowlin,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Cade Bowlin

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Phil Gipson
Research Title: Coyote dietary study on the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Kathryn Brautigam

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Blake Grisham
Research Title: Addressing threats to landscape sustainability: using land-use and climate change scenarios to model future spatial and population ecology of the mid-continent population of Sandhill crane on the Southern High Plains

Bio


Matt Buchholz,  phd student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Matt Buchholz

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Blake Grisham and Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Disease/Population ecology of free-ranging axis deer

Bio


Byron Buckley,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Byron Buckley

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Genetic diversity of northern bobwhite and scaled quail

Bio


Christopher Carter,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Christopher Carter

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Occurrence and Habitat Occupancy of Urban Mesopredators

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Kelbi Delaune

Ph.D. 
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Pease
Research Title: Investigating the effects of perennial and ephemeral tributaries on resources and biodiversity within the Pecos River

Bio


Brian DeSanti,  phd student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Brian DeSanti

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Samantha Kahl
Research Title: Human Dimensions of the Playa Wetland Restoration

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Neil Estes

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Robin Verble-Pearson
Research Title: TBA

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Stephanie Freeman

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Gad Perry
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Alexis Garcia,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Alexis Garcia

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Gad Perry
Research Title: The Reptilian Stress Response: Corticosterone, Whole Blood and Morphometrics of Aquatic Turtle Species living in Lubbock Urban Playas

Bio


Carlos Garcia,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Carlos Garcia

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: Roosting ecology of the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) in Louisiana

Bio


Juan Garcia-Cancel, phd student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Juan Garcia-Cancel

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Cox
Research Title: TBA

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Demi Gary

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Kerry Griffis-Kyle
Research Title: Examining the southern Great Plains for hotspots of at-risk species and assessing efficacy of a decision support tool

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Jenna Grimshaw

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: TBD

Bio


Michaela Halsey,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Michaela Halsey

Ph.D. (Biology and NRM)
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: Conservation and Landscape Genomics of the Texas Kangaroo Rat

Bio


Samuel Harryman,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Samuel Harryman

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Clint Boal and Dr. Blake Grisham
Research Title: Understanding the ecology of lesser prairie-chickens in conservation reserve program-dominated landscapes, with implications towards lesser prairie-chicken management in Texas

Bio


Kristen Heath,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Kristen Heath

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Clint Boal and Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Snowy Plover (Charadrius nivosus) Population Connectivity on the Southern Great Plains

Bio


Charles Hoitt,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Charles Hoitt

Ph.D. 
Major Professor: Dr. Carlos Villalobos
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Matthew Jackson,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Matthew Jackson

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Carlos Portillo
Research Title: Evaluating the effectiveness of a UAV-based remote sensing system to detect rangeland plant species in the Texas panhandle

Bio


Yvonne Jimison,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Yvonne Jimison

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Cox
Research Title: The Influence of Smoke on Germination of Southern High Plains Species

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Mark Johnson

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Barnes
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Ushio Kawai,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Ushio Kawai

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Mark Wallace and Dr. Gad Perry
Research Title: Effects of urbanization on turtle community in Lubbock, Texas

Bio


Jonathan Knudsen,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Jonathan Knudsen

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Robin Verble-Pearson
Research Title: Evaluating the impacts of wildland fire on ant community structure in Valles Caldera National Preserve

Bio


student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Tiffany Lane

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Blake Grisham
Research Title: Multi-Scale Habitat Selection by Wintering Waterfowl on Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Bio


Garret D. Langlois,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Garret D. Langlois

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: The social network structure and roost selection of a large, abundant, neotropical bat species (Artibeus lituratus)

Bio


Colton Laws,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Colton Laws

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Gipson
Research Title: Re-evaluation of artificial escape dens and effects on swift fox populations in Northwestern Texas and Northeastern New Mexico

Bio


Jessica Mehta,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Jessica Mehta

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Christopher Miller,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Christopher Miller

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Robert Cox
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Gary Mizer,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Gary Mizer

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Influence of Agriculture Production and Anthropomorphic Structures on Pronghorn Movements and Diet Composition

Bio


James Morel,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

James Morel

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Waterfowl Use and Carrying Capacity of Stock Ponds in Eastern and Central Texas

Bio


Dakota Neel,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Dakota Neel

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Factors affecting survival of translocated Pronghorn Antelope in New Mexico

Bio


John Oakleaf,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

John Oakleaf

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Philip Gipson
Research Title: Population Dynamics and Reintroduction Characteristics of Mexican Wolves in Arizona and New Mexico

Bio


Michael Panasci,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Michael Panasci

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Mark Wallace
Research Title: Coyote population structure in the southwestern U.S. and genetic screening to monitor for hybridization with sympatric free-ranging Mexican wolves

Bio


Cindy Pappas,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Cindy Pappas

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Terry McLendon
Research Title: Effects of spatial and temporal dynamics of vegetation on water balances of watersheds in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: a simulation modeling evaluation

Bio


Jessica Pease,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Jessica Pease

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Pease
Research Title: Assess the effects of urbanization on Guadalupe bass populations through spatial and ecomorphological variation both on an off the Edwards Plateau

Bio


Rebecca Perkins,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Rebecca Perkins

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Clint Boal
Research Title: Affects of radio-transmitter weight and attachment on raptor agility and prey selection

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Bo Reid,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Bo Reid

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Quail Response to Predator Management

Bio


Emily Richardson,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Emily Richardson

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Reynaldo Patino
Research Title: TBD

Bio


Leobardo Richarte-Delgado,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Leobardo Richarte-Delgado

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Carlos Villalobos
Research Title: Effects of fire and clipping on Purple Threeawn (Aristida purpurea) during three phenological stages

Bio


Cristina Rios-Blanco,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Cristina Rios-Blanco

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: Bat ecology, Macroecology, Community ecology

Bio


Elizabeth Roesler,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Elizabeth Roesler

Ph.D. 
Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Barnes
Research Title: Influence of climate change, freshwater inflows, and changing land use on the distribution of seahorses and pipefishes on the Texas coast

Bio


Britt Smith,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Britt Smith

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Robin Verble-Pearson
Research Title: The influence of prescribed fire on arthropod food resources of Northern Bobwhite Quail

Bio


Shea Smith,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Shea Smith

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Clint Boal
Research Title: Survival, site fidelity, and wintering ecology of American Kestrels in the Llano Estacado of Texas

Bio


Vaughn Smith,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Vaughn Smith

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Carlos Portillo
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Sharon Smythe,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Sharon Smythe

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway and James Cain (NMSU)
Research Title: Resource Selection and Habitat Use by Elk in Response to Interspecific Competition, Predation Risk, and Forest Restoration in North-Central New Mexico

Bio


Andrew Spiegel,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Andrew Spiegel

M.S.
Major Professor: TBA
Research Title: TBA

Bio

Kristina Young,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

John Stuhler

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Richard Stevens
Research Title: Ecology of the Texas kangaroo rat (Dipodomys elator)

Bio


Courtney Threadgill,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Courtney Threadgill

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Pronghorn fawn survival in response to mesopredator control in Central New Mexico

Bio


Veronica Urbanczyk,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Veronica Urbanczyk

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Factors that Influence Northern Bobwhite Chick Survival

Bio


Katelyn Vedolich,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Katelyn Vedolich

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Kerry Griffis-Kyle
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Thomas Warren,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Thomas Warren

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: TBA

Bio


Katheryn Watson,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Katheryn Watson

Ph.D. 
Major Professor: Dr. Clint Boal
Research Title: Migration Characteristics, Habitat Associations, and Risk of Wind Turbine Encounters of Adult and Juvenile Swainson's Hawks (Buteo swainsoni)

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Rowdy White,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Rowdy White

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Vegetation influences on Northern bobwhite home range selection

Bio


Michael Whitson,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Michael Whitson

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Warren Conway
Research Title: Use of Moist-Soil Management Techniques for Waterfowl in Fallow Rice Fields on the Upper Texas Coast

Bio


Derek Wiley,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Derek Wiley

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Supplemental Feed Effects on Northern Bobwhite Reproduction

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Kristina Young,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Heather Williams

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Robin Verble-Pearson
Research Title: Guadalupe Bass flow-ecology relationships; with emphasis on the impact of flow on recruitment

Bio


Jacob Wright, ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Jacob Wright

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Allison Pease
Research Title: Using gut content analysis to examine the ecological niche of a non-native, marine goby species (Gobiosoma bosc) in the Concho River near San Angelo, Texas

Bio


Sean Yancey,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Sean Yancey

Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Survival, Movements, Habitat Use, and Reproductive Success of Northern Bobwhites and Scaled Quail Translocated from the South Texas Plains to the Rolling Plains of Texas

Bio


Isaac Young,  ms student, ttu, nrm, natural resources management, texas tech university

Isaac Young

M.S.
Major Professor: Dr. Brad Dabbert
Research Title: Evaluating Northern Bobwhite survival, movements, and reproductive success in relation to predator reduction experiments on the 6666 Ranch

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