20 November 2014
Moderator — Leonard Brennan, Ph.D.
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|3:10-3:30||Timothy Fulbright – “CKWRI, Weather and climate effects on terrestrial vegetation”|
|3:30-3:50||David Hewitt and Randy DeYoung – “CKWRI, Weather and climate effects on large mammals in Texas”|
|3:50-4:10||Nova Silvy – “TAMU, Weather and climate effects on grassland-shrubland birds”|
|4:10-4:30||Mike Marshall – “Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer recharge case history”|
|4:30-5:00||Discussion and questions with Terrestrial Session speakers|
Dr. Timothy E. Fulbright is a Regents Professor and is the Meadow’s Professor in Semiarid Land Ecology at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in 1976 and a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology in 1978. In 1981, he completed a Ph.D. in range ecology at Colorado State University. He chaired the Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences from 1996-2000. His primary research interests are wildlife habitat management and habitat restoration. Additional interests are range management impacts and effects of exotic grasses on wildlife, biodiversity, and ecological processes. Tim is an associate editor for the Wildlife Society Bulletin. He served as an associate editor of the Journal of Range Management (now Rangeland Ecology and Management) during 1989-1993. He has authored or coauthored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and 3 books.
Dr. David G. Hewitt grew up in Colorado and received degrees in wildlife biology from Colorado State University, Washington State University, and Virginia Tech. He lectured at Humboldt State University and held a post-doctoral research position at Utah State University before joining the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. His research interests include ecology and management of large mammals and wildlife nutrition. He holds the Stuart Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research and focuses much of his research efforts on white-tailed deer in South Texas.
Dr. Randy W. DeYoung is a native south Texan who received Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in Range and Wildlife Management and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University. His main research focus is the use of genetic markers to study behavior, movements, and population history of wildlife species ranging from deer and quail to mountain lions, ocelots, wading birds, and small carnivores. Randy has also worked to improve aerial survey methods for large mammals, including mule and white-tailed deer, pronghorn, and nilgai antelope. His interests include hunting and fishing, nature photography, cycling, and brewing (and consuming) home-made beer.
Dr. Nova J. Silvy is a Regents Professor, Senior Faculty Fellow, and Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist, Fellow, Past President, and an Aldo Leopold Award recipient (their most prestigious award) with The Wildlife Society. He also is a Hamerstrom Award recipient (their highest award) with the Prairie Grouse Technical Council. Nova has published over 275 scientific papers (several on the effects of climate change), edited 3 books and 2 proceedings, published 16 book chapters, graduated 105 graduate students and has been the recipient of 72 academic or professional awards and honors.
Mike Marshall is an Extension Associate at Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) where he works on various projects associated with wildlife, private land stewardship, and water quality. Specifically, he acts as the Leon River Watershed Coordinator where he conducts outreach and education aimed at improving water quality over a 5-county area in north-central Texas. Mike earned a bachelor of science in ecology, evolution and behavior from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of science in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M. Mike Marshall joined the Institute of Renewable Resources in June 2010 as an Extension Assistant for the Fort Hood project in Gatesville, Texas where he worked with project members and Army personnel to plan, inventory, implement and monitor land management techniques to improve and increase training capabilities. Specifically, he lead the effort on the implementation of an assessment and monitoring protocol for documenting impacts of land management activities and infantry training on endangered species and their habitats. Prior to joining the institute, Marshall was a research assistant at Texas A&M University under Dr. Michael Morrison, working with both the black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler on Fort Hood. Mike currently lives in Gatesville, Texas with his wife, son, and blue lacy dog.
Dr. Lenny Brennan is a Professor in the Department of Animal, Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. He holds the C.C. “Charlie” Winn Endowed Chair in the Richard M. Kleberg Jr. Center for Quail Research. A native of Connecticut, and distinguished graduate of Wheeler High School in North Stonington (1975) he developed a deep appreciation of the outdoors and ecology as a young boy when he lived, camped and hiked in various parts of New England. Lenny graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (1981) with a B.S. in Environmental Studies, Humboldt State University in Arcata, California (1984) with a M.S. in Natural Resources-Wildlife Management, and from The University of California-Berkeley (1989) with a Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Sciences -Wildlife Ecology where he was a Regents’ Fellow. Lenny became a Research Scientist in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Mississippi State University in 1989, and then moved on to become Director of Research at Tall Timbers Research Station in Tallahassee, Florida in 1993. During 2001 he moved to South Texas to assume his current position. Lenny’s primary research interests pertain to the habitat and population ecology of wild quail in Texas and developing a scientific basis for their management and conservation. The author or coauthor of more than 170 scientific articles, and more than 100 extension publications, Lenny has published the results of his research projects in various international journals such as Oecologia, Giber-Faune Sauvage, The Condor, The Auk, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Wildlife Society Bulletin and The Journal of Wildlife Management. He is the author of the Northern Bobwhite Species Account in the acclaimed Birds of North America series, and he has edited four books, including Texas Quails: Ecology and Management, published by Texas A&M University Press in 2007. Texas Quails received Outstanding Wildlife Publication Awards from The Wildlife Society, The Texas Section of The Society for Range Management, and The Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. His latest edited book, Wildlife Science: Connecting Research with Management, from CRC Press, appeared in 2012. Lenny and his graduate students have presented more than 250 papers at state, national and international scientific conferences, and he has made more than 100 presentations to extension audiences. In August 2013, he received a Lifetime Sportsman Award from The Greater Houston Chapter of Quail Coalition, and was recently named a Fellow by the Wildlife Society. During 2001-2002, Lenny served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Wildlife Management. Lenny received the Senior Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award in the College of Agriculture, Human Sciences and Natural Resources in 2005 and the Senior Faculty Distinguished Research Award in 2006 and 2013. He recently completed a two-year term as Editor-in-Chief of Wildlife Society Bulletin, an international online journal dedicated to integrating wildlife science with management