Texas Tech University

Dr. Mark Wallace


Email: mark.wallace@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-6979

Office: PSS 256

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991

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Research Interests

My research centers on wildlife/habitat relationships. I have conducted such research over most of North America. A current research focus is wildlife in the ru­ral-urban interface because it provides excellent opportunities to study vertebrate populations in fragmented habitats. We are working to integrate amenity and ecological values of wildlife into urban planning and new designs for urban development. I also work on developing more appropriate ethical standards for the use of animals in field re­search.  


I am past-chair 2006-2011 of the Animal Care and Use Committee. I served as NRM Department Chair 2011-2019. I have been an NRM Wildlife Quiz Bowl Coach since 1996. I recently served as President of The Southwest Section of The Wildlife Society and am or have been an officer for the TWS Working Groups focused on College & University Education, and Urban Wild­life. 

Courses Taught

  1. Range-Wildlife Habitat Management (NRM 4309/5315)
  2. Wildlife Conservation and Management (NRM 5311)
  3. Principles of Wildlife Management (NRM 3306)

Recent Publications

  1. Ray, J.D., N.E. McIntyre, M.C. Wallace, C.W.Boal, A.P. Teaschner*, and M.G.Schoenhals. 2015 Factors influencing Burrowing Owl abundance in prairie dog colonies on the Southern High Plains of Texas. J. Raptor Research 50(2): 185-193.
  2. Bernal*, L. J., Liley, S., Kindshuh, S. R., Peyton, M. A., Parmenter, R. R., Wallace, M., Ballard, W. (2015). Cause-specific mortality and seasonal survival rates of neonatal elk (Cervus elaphus) on the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico.. Wildlife Society Bulletin.
  3. Curzer, H. J., G. Perry, P. Muhlberger, M. C. Wallace, and D. Perry. 2016. The Three Rs of Animal Research: What They Mean for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Why. Science and Engineering Ethics 22:549–565 DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9659-8
  4. Devore* R.M., M.J Butler*, M.C. Wallace, S.L. Liley, A.A. Mertz, S.E. Sesnie, and P. S. Gipson. 2016. Elk resource selection patterns in a semiarid riparian corridor. J. Wildlife Management. 80(3):478-489.
  5. Quintana*, N.T, W.B. Ballard, M.C. Wallace, J. DeVos, C. O. Alcumbrac, C.A. Cariappa, and O'Brien. 2016. Survival of desert mule deer fawns in central Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 61(2) 93-100.
  6. Martin*, C. E. B. Arnett, R. D. Stevens, and M. C. Wallace. 2017. Reducing bat fatalities at wind facilities while improving the economic efficiency of operational mitigation. J. Mammal 98: 378-385.
  7. Haskell, S. P., W. B. Ballard, J. T. McRoberts, M. C. Wallace, P. R. Krausman, M. H. Humphrey, O. J. Alcumbrac, and D. A. Butler. 2017. Growth and mortality of sympatric white‐tailed and mule deer fawns. Journal of Wildlife Management 81(8):1417-1429.
  8. DeVore, R.M., M. J. Butler, M. C. Wallace, and S. G. Liley. 2018. Population Dynamics Model to Inform Harvest Management of a Small Elk Herd in Central New Mexico. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 9(2): 531-544. e1944-687X. doi:10.3996/012018-JFWM-008.
  9. Sorensen, G.E., D. W. Kramer, J.W. Cain III, C.A. Taylor, P.S. Gipson, M.C. Wallace, R. D. Cox, and W.B. Ballard. 2020. Mule deer habitat selection following vegetation thinning treatments in New Mexico. Wildlife Society Bulletin 88:1-8.