Blake Grisham is an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources Management. He is a bird expert focusing on climate response modeling. 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 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.