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Federal Staff

Dr. Clint Boal

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

Grant Kilcrease

Grant is an undergraduate assistant charged with keeping the Texas Coop Unit vehicles in working order.

Samantha San Francisco Tel: (806) 742 - 2851

Samantha is a technician working with 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

Dominik Chilleri

Brittanie Dabney

Samuel Harryman

Scott Hill

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

Mousumi Mary

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.

Rakib Rashel

Emily Richardson

Jovaan Rue

Ben Skipper

Ben Skipper

Dr. Skipper's research focuses on estimating Golden Eagle occupancy in relations to landscape features and characteristics in the inter-mountain west to better inform risk models applied to prospective wind energy projects. Additionally, he is evaluating survey design to provide guidance on costs/benefits associated with particular survey configurations.

Shea Mullican

Santos Sotelo

Madelein Thornley

Eric Verwys

Katheryn Watson

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: 2

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 36

Scientific Publications: 81

Presentations: 159


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