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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.

Research Publications

  • Skipper, B.R., C.W. Boal, J. Tsai, and M.R. Fuller. 2017. Assessment of frequency and duration of point counts when surveying for golden eagle presence. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:212 - 223.
  • Skipper, B.R., and C.W. Boal. 2011. Female American kestrel survives double amputation. Journal of Raptor Research 45:374-375.

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 Information


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