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Federal Staff


Clint Boal Assistant Unit Leader Tel: (806) 742 - 2851

Clint Boal received his PhD from the University of Arizona, was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota, and has been with the Texas Unit since 2000.

Reynaldo Patiño

Reynaldo Patiño Unit Leader Website: Tel: (806) 834 - 6483

I joined the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1989. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral scientist at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

University Staff

Amanda Garcia Tel: (806) 834 - 7207

Samantha San Francisco Tel: (806) 742 - 2851

Samantha is a technician studying the swimming physiology of blue suckers in the Rio Grande and Sabine River.

Students and Post Docs

Matt Acre

Matt Acre Tel: (806) 742 - 0841

Matt's dissertation focuses on the behavior, habitat use, and flow ecology of Blue Sucker in the lower Colorado River downstream of Austin, Texas.

Dylan Bomberger

Jaslyn Brar

Jaslyn is a high school student from California conducting summer research at Texas Tech under the auspices of the Clark Scholars Program. Her research topic is harmful algae.

Dominik Chilleri

Brittanie Dabney

Brittanie is seeking a master's degree in the Department of Environmental Toxicology. Her research addresses the effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on growth of the harmful algal species, golden alga.

Haley De Selle

Samuel Harryman

Scott Hill

Scott is assisting with the preparation and reading of otoliths, scales, and fin rays for various age and growth studies.


Jennifer Long

Jenny is studying wintering movements and habitat associations of American kestrels in the Southern High Plains.

Derek Malone

Derek Malone

Derek is studying the avifaunal response to Texas coastal prairie restoration, with a focus on home range and habitat use changes among greater roadrunners.

Mousumi Mary

Mousumi is a PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her dissertation research aims to develop methods for the control of harmful algal blooms that are environmentally friendly and based on natural or biologically inspired materials.

Maggie Meier

Maggie is assisting graduate students in studies of American kestrels and Swainson's hawks.

Seiji Muyazono

Seiji Miyazono

Seiji is examining the distribution, habitat use, and recruitment of Blue Sucker in the Sabine River and Rio Grande.

Jessica Pease

Jessica Pease Tel: (806) 742 - 0841

Jessica's dissertation focuses on variation amongst Guadalupe bass populations throughout their range and the role this variability plays in their response to flow alteration, urbanzaition within watersheds, and other anthropogenic disturbances.

Becki Perkins

Becki Perkins

Becki's dissertation focuses on the impacts of radio-transmitters and PTT’s on bird survival. She is interested in examining how the added weight and attachment type of transmitters influence the flight agility of raptors and whether predators select avian prey fitted with transmitters.

Mikayla Pyror

Mikayla is assisting with a long term study of occupancy and reproductive success of urban nesting Mississippi kites.

Rakib Rashel

Rakib is a PhD student in the Department of Biological Sciences. His dissertation research aims to characterize the primary environmental variables that regulate growth of the harmful alga, Prymnesium parvum.

Emily Richardson

Emily is a master's student in the Department of Natural Resources Management. Her thesis research aims to evaluate the ability of golden alga, a harmful alga typical of brackish waters, to adapt to full-strength seawater.


Lucas Schilder

Lucas is studying avian community and vegetation response to prescribed pinyon-juniper thinning, with a focus on ecological impacts to juniper titmice.


Caroline Skidmore

Caroline is studying the distribution, comparative nesting habitat, and reproductive success of riparian obligate raptors in the Trans Pecos region of Texas.


Shea Mullican

Shea is studying the phenology and reproductive ecology of American kestrels in the Southern High Plains

Santos Sotelo

Santos is an undergraduate student in the Department of Civil Engineering. He is involved in surveys of water quality and golden alga abundance in Lubbock's Canyon Lakes System.


Madelein Thornley

As an undergraduate assistant, Madelein is assessing the food habits of American kestrels during the breeding season in the Southern High Plains.

Eric Verwys

Ronan Waterson


Katheryn Watson

Kat is studying the migration ecology and survival of Swainson's hawks.

Heather Williams

Heather is studying the influence of streamflow on Guadalupe Bass growth and recruitment throughout central Texas.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 38

Scientific Publications: 79

Presentations: 166


Contact Us

Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Lubbock, TX 79409-2120 Phone: (806) 742 - 2851 Fax: (806) 742 - 2946 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Reynaldo Patiño
Reynaldo Patiño

I joined the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1989. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral scientist at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Texas Parks and Wildlife
  2. Texas Tech University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute