Tech's Department of Natural Resources Management adds climate science expert
Sarah Fritts, an expert in wildlife population demography and climate change, has been named a research assistant professor in climate science in Texas Tech University's Department of Natural Resources Management, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. She officially stepped into her new research post on Dec. 1.
The Georgia native indicated that she is particularly interested in wildlife response to climate change on the Southern High Plains, and future conservation planning in context of climate change. One of her primary goals here at Tech is to strengthen collaborative efforts with the university, and among Texas Tech and federal agencies for climate change planning.
Prior to joining the Tech faculty, Fritts worked as post-doctoral research associate at Tech and North Carolina State University. She also served as a research assistant at North Carolina State, and a Desert Tortoise technician with the Great Basin Institute in Las Vegas. Prior to that Fritts worked as a research assistant at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a seasonal small mammal technician at Oregon State University, and temporary game bird laboratory intern at the Tall Timbers Research Station in Tallahassee.
Fritts received her bachelor's degree in wildlife biology and management from the University of Georgia, and her master's degree in fish and wildlife conservation from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her doctorate degree in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology is from North Carolina State University. She is a member of The Wildlife Society, American Society of Mammologists and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.
Written by Norman Martin
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