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Investigating lesser prairie-chicken reproduction, survival, and seasonal habitat use to understand patterns of declining lek attendance


July 2012 - June 2015


Where did all the chickens go?


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 15

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 23

Scientific Publications: 51

Presentations: 152



  • Scott CarletonPrincipal Investigator
  • Cody StrongStudent
  • Daniel LuskStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Center for Excellence in Health and Materials Management


New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  2. New Mexico State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey