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Dr. Clint Boal

Research Publications

  • Welch, B.C., C.W. Boal, and B.R. Skipper. 2017. Environmental influences on nesting phenology and productivity of Mississippi Kites (Ictinia mississippiensis). Condor 119:298-307.
  • 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.
  • Roberts, A.J., C.W. Boal, and H.A. Whitlaw. 2017. Nesting Ecology of Grassland Birds Following a Wildfire in the Southern Great Plains. Southwestern Naturalist 62:39-45.
  • Grisham, B.A., A. Godar, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2016. Interactive effects between nest microclimate and nest vegetation structure confirm microclimate thresholds for Lesser Prairie-Chicken nest survival. Condor 118:728-746.
  • Zavaleta, J.C., D.A. Haukos, B. Grisham, C. Boal, and C. Dixon. 2014. Restoring sand shinnery oak prairies with herbicide and grazing in New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 61:225-232.
  • Granberg, R., L.E. Brown, J.L. East, A.L. Garcia, A.J. Godar, M.F. Mejia, C.W. Boal, and G. Perry. 2016. Assessing Feral Sheep Effects on Plant Composition and Structure in a Caribbean Tropical Dry Forest. Caribbean Naturalist 33:1-18.
  • Fritts, S.F., B.A. Grisham, D.A. Haukos, C.W. Boal, M.A. Patten, D.H. Wolfe, C.E. Dixon, R.D. Cox, and W.R. Heck. 2016. Long-term evaluation of lesser prairie-chicken nest ecology in response to grassland restoration at two spatial scales. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:527-539.
  • Jarnevich, C. S., T.R. Holcombe, B. Grisham, J. Timmer, C.W. Boal, M.J. Butler, J. Pitman, S. Kyle, D. Klute, G. Beauprez, A. Janus, and B. Van Pelt. 2016. Assessing range-wide habitat suitability for the lesser prairie-chicken. Avian Conservation and Ecology 11: Article 2 (18pg). https://mail.ttu.edu/owa/redir.aspx?REF=8fWxkbXlCpaHHpjJ5S0EHR2cMqsWXyIc_GOiCDVLQVG7mSDhmUbTCAFodHRwOi8vd3d3LmFjZS1lY28ub3JnL3ZvbDExL2lzczEvYXJ0Mi8.
  • Haukos, D.A., and C.W. Boal (editors). 2016. Ecology and conservation of lesser prairie-chickens. Studies in Avian Ecology, No. 48. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA. 376 pp.
  • Grisham, B.A., J.C. Zavaleta, A.C. Behney, P.K. Borsdorf, D.R. Lucia, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2016. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Sand Shinnery Oak Prairies. Pp. 315-344 in D.A. Haukos and C.W. Boal (editors), Ecology and conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 48), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Abstract | 
  • Boal, C.W. and D.A. Haukos. 2016. The Lesser Prairie-Chicken. Pages #-## in Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens Pp. 1-12 in D.A. Haukos and C.W. Boal (editors), Ecology and conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 48), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Boal, C.W. Golden Eagle predation of an Adult Turkey Vulture. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society.
  • Boal, C.W. 2016. Predation and Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Pp. 145-158 in D.A. Haukos and C.W. Boal (editors), Ecology and conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. Studies in Avian Biology (no. 48), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Abstract | 
  • Blake A. Grisham, B.A., C.W. Boal, N.R. Mitchell, T.S. Gicklhorn, P.K. Borsdorf, D.A. Haukos, and C. Dixon. Evaluation of Capture Techniques on Lesser Prairie-Chicken Trap Injury and Survival. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6: 318-326. Publisher Website | 
  • Grisham, B.A., and C.W. Boal. 2015. Causes of Mortality and Temporal Patterns in Breeding Season Survival of Lesser Prairie-Chickens in Shinnery Oak Prairies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:536-542. Abstract | 
  • Welch, B.C., and C.W. Boal. 2015. Prey use and provisioning rates of urban nesting Mississippi Kites in west Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 49:141-151. Abstract | 
  • Turner, J.W., F. Hernandez, C.W. Boal, B.M. Ballard, F.C. Bryant, and D.B. Wester. 2014. Raptor abundance and northern bobwhite survival and habitat use. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:689-696.
  • Perkins, R., C.W. Boal, D. Rollins, and R.M. Perez. 2014. Northern bobwhite predator avoidance behavior in response to varying types of threat. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1272-1281.
  • Boal, C.W. 2014. Age-Ratios and Condition of En Route Migrant Blackpoll Warblers in the British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126:568-574.
  • Grisham, B.A., P.K. Borsdorf, C.W. Boal, and K.K. Boydston. 2014. Nesting ecology and nest survival of lesser prairie-chickens on the southern high plains of Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:857-866
  • Navarette, L., B. Grisham, M. Kalyvaki, K. McGaughey, K. Mougey, B. Skipper, G. Perry, and C. Boal. 2013. Diurnal activity patterns of black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) during the non-breeding season in the eastern Caribbean. Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 26:17-21.
  • Boal, C.W., P.K. Borsdorf, and T. Gicklhorn. 2013. Assessment of lesser prairie-chicken use of wildlife water guzzlers. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 46:10-18. Abstract | 
  • Timmer, J.M., M.J. Butler, W.B. Ballard, C.W. Boal, and H.A. Whitlaw. 2014. Spatially-explicit modeling of lesser prairie-chicken lek density in Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:142-152.
  • Mannan, R.N., G.Perry, D.E. Andersen, and C.W. Boal. 2014. Call broadcasting and automated recorders as tools for anuran surveys in a subarctic tundra landscape. Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1):47-52. Download  | 
  • Boal, C.W., J.M. Wunderle, Jr., and W.J. Arendt. 2013. Autumn monitoring of resident avifauna on Guana Island, B.V.I. Ornitologia Neotropical 24:335-343. Abstract | 
  • Pirius, N.E., C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, and M.C. Wallace. 2013. Winter habitat use and survival of lesser prairie-chickens in west Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:759-765.
  • Nishida, C., C.W. Boal, S. DeStefano, and R. G. Hobbs. 2013. Nesting habitat and productivity of Swainson's hawks in Southeastern Arizona. Journal of Raptor Research 47:377-384.
  • Boal, C.W., and W.B. Ballard. 2013. Predator – prey relationships and management. Chapter 13 in P. Krausman and J. Cain, editors. Wildlife management and conservation: concepts and practices. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD
  • Cheek, C.A., S. Hlavaty, K. Mougey, R.N. Perkins, M.A. Peyton, C.N. Ryan, J.C. Zavaleta, C.W. Boal, and G. Perry. 2013. Vertical structure use by the stoute iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, BVI. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 20:112-118.
  • Hagen, C.A., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, and D.A. Haukos. 2013. A meta-analysis of lesser prairie-chicken nesting and brood rearing habitats: implications for habitat management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:750 - 758.
  • Timmer, J.M, M.J. Butler, W.B. Ballard, and C.W. Boal. 2013. Abundance and density of lesser prairie-chicken leks in Texas. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:741 - 749.
  • Grisham, B.A., C.W. Boal, D.A. Haukos, D.M. Davis, K.K. Boydston, C. Dixon, and W.R. Heck. 2013. The predicted influence of climate change on lesser prairie-chicken reporductive parameters. PLoS ONE 8(7):e68225, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068225 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Skipper, B., B. Grisham, M. Kalyvaki, K. McGaughey, K. Mougey, L. Navarrete, R. Rondeau, C.W. Boal, and G. Perry. 2013. Non-overlapping distribution of feral sheep (Ovis aries) and stout iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 20:188-192.
  • Schroeder, E., C.W. Boal, and S.N. Glasscock. 2013. Nestling diets and provisioning rates of sympatric golden-fronted and ladder-backed woodpeckers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125:188-192
  • Bibles, B.D., and C.W. Boal. 2012. Morphometric-based sexual determination of Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola). Ornitologia Neotropical 23:507-515.
  • Behney, A.C., C.W. Boal, H.A. Whitlaw, and D.R. Lucia. 2012. Raptor community composition in the Texas Southern High Plains lesser prairie-chicken range. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:291-296.
  • Roberts, A.J., C.W. Boal, D.B. Wester, S. Rideout-Hanzak, and H.A. Whitlaw. 2012. Grassland bird community response to large wildfires. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:24-30
  • Behney, A.C., B.A. Grisham, C.W. Boal, H.A.Whitlaw, and D.A. Haukos. 2012. Sexual selection and mating chronology of lesser prairie-chickens. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:96-105
  • Skipper, B.R., and C.W. Boal. 2011. Female American kestrel survives double amputation. Journal of Raptor Research 45:374-375.
  • Boal, C. 2011. Bridled Quail-dove (Geotrygon mystacea). Cornell Lab of Ornithology: Neotropical Birds (http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=177941) Publisher Website | 
  • Behney, A.C., C.W. Boal, H.A. Whitlaw, and D. Lucia. 2011. Interactions of raptors and Lesser Prairie-chickens at leks in the Texas Southern High Plains.Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:332-338.
  • Boal, C.W. 2010. Colonial nesting yellow-crowned night herons at the San Antonio River Walk. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 43:45-48.
  • Boal, C.W., M.C. Wallace, and B.N. Strobel. 2010. Perspectives on Animal Welfare Legislation and Study Considerations for Field-Oriented Studies of Raptors in the United States. Journal of Raptor Research 44:268-276.
  • Behney, A.C., C.W. Boal, H.A. Whitlaw, and D.R. Lucia. 2010. Prey use by Swainson’s Hawks in the Lesser Prairie-chicken range of the Southern High Plains of Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 44:317-322.
  • Anderson, W.M., Sorensen, G.E., Lloyd-Strovas, J.D., Arroyo, R.J., Sosa, J.A., Wulff, S.J., Bibles, B.D., Boal, C.W., Perry, G. 2010. Distribution and Habitat Use by the Critically Endangered Stout Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Reptiles and Amphibians 17:5-10.
  • Strobel, B.N., and C.W. Boal. 2010. Red-shouldered Hawk nesting habitat preference in south Texas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1:33-37.
  • Strobel, B.N., and C.W. Boal. 2010. Regional variation in the diets of breeding red-shouldered hawks. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:68-74.
  • Pruett, A. L., C. W. Boal, M. C. Wallace, H. A. Whitlaw, and J. D. Ray. 2010. Small mammal associations with black-tailed prairie dog colonies in the Southern High Plains.Southwestern Naturalist 55:50-56
  • Thompson, T.R., C.W. Boal, and D. Lucia. 2009. Grassland bird associations with introduced and native Conservation Reserve Program fields in the Southern High Plains. Western North American Naturalist 69:481-490.
  • Reiter, M. E., C.W. Boal, and D. E. Andersen. 2008. Anurans in a subarctic tundra landscape near Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Canadian Field-Naturalist 122:129-137. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Actkinson, M. A., W. P. Kuvlesky, C. W. Boal, L. A. Brennan, and F. Hernandez. 2009. Breeding biology of sympatric red-tailed hawk, white-tailed hawk, and crested caracara populations in south Texas. Journal of Raptor Research 43:50-56
  • Pruett, A. L., C. W. Boal, M. C. Wallace, H. A. Whitlaw, and J. D. Ray. 2009. Association of Black-tailed prairie dogs with playa lakes and a new approach to estimating size of populations. Southwestern Naturalist 54:19-23.
  • Hull, J. M., B. N. Strobel, C. W. Boal, A. C. Hull, C. R. Dykstra, A. M. Irish, A. M. Fish, and H. B. Ernest. 2008. Comparative phylogeography and population genetics within Buteo lineatus reveals evidence of distinct evolutionary lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39:988-996.
  • Boal, C. W. 2008. Hacked nestling Mississippi Kite survives 6 years and demonstrates philopatry. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 41:66-68
  • Boal, C. W., C. A. Haralson, and W. H. Howe. 2008. Status of Golden Eagles in the Texas Panhandle. Journal of Raptor Research 42:220-224.
  • Boal, C. W. 2008. Observations of an Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) attacking saddled anoles (Anoles stratulus). Caribbean Journal of Ornithology 21:48-49
  • Boal, C. W. 2008. Predation of a dwarf gecko (Sphaerodactylus macrolepis) by a bridled quail dove (Geotrygon mystacea). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 21:50-51.
  • Chipman, E. D., N. E. McIntyre, R. E. Strauss, M. C. Wallace, J. D. Ray, and C. W. Boal. 2008. Effects of human land use on western burrowing owl foraging and activity budgets. Journal of Raptor Research 42:87-98.
  • Mannan, R. W., R. Steidl, and C. W. Boal. Identifying habitat sinks: a case study of Cooper's hawks in an urban environment. Urban Ecosystems 11:141-148.
  • Acktinson, M. A., W. P. Kuvlesky, C. W. Boal, L. A. Brennan, and F. Hernandez. 2007. Nest-site habitat relationships of red-tailed hawks, white-tailed hawks, and crested caracaras in south Texas. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:570-578
  • Boal, C. W., and T. S. Estabrook. 2007. Occurrence and condition of migrating Swainson's thrushes in the British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:716-720
  • Giovanni, M. D., C. W. Boal, and H. A. Whitlaw. 2007. Prey use and provisioning rates of breeding ferruginous and Swainson's hawks on the Southern Great Plains. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:558-569
  • Chipman, E. D., N. E. McIntyre, J. D. Ray, M. C. Wallace, and C. W. Boal. 2007. Behavioral effects of radio transmitter collars on adult male western burrowing owls. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:1662-1668
  • Boal, C. W., and M. D. Giovanni. 2007. Raptor predaton on Ord's kangaroo rat: evidence for diurnal activity by a nocturnal rodent. Southwestern Naturalist 52:291-295.
  • Merriman, J. W., C. W. Boal, T. L. Bashore, P. J. Zwank, and D. B. Wester. 2007. Abundance of diurnal raptors in relation to prairie dog colonies: implications for bird aircraft strike hazard (BASH). Journal of Wildlife Management 71:811-815.
  • Mannan, R. W., R. N. Mannan, C. A. Schmidt, W. A. Estes-Zumpf, and C. W. Boal. 2007. Influence of natal experience on nest site selection by urban-nesting Cooper's hawks. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:64-68.
  • Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, P. L. Kennedy, and A. M. Roberson. 2006. Northern goshawk ecology in the western Great Lakes region. Studies in Avian Biology 31:126-134.
  • Boal, C. W., F. Sibley, T. S. Estabrook, and J. D. Lazell, Jr. 2006. Insular and migrant species, longevity records, and new species records on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:218-224.
  • Boal, C. W., M. D. Giovanni, and B. Beall. 2006. Successful nesting by a bald eagle pair in prairie grasslands of the Texas panhandle. Western North American Naturalist 66:246-250.
  • Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, and P. L. Kennedy. 2005. Foraging and nesting habitat of breeding male northern goshawks in the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province, Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 69:1516-1527.
  • Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, and P. L. Kennedy. 2005. Productivity and mortality of northern goshawks in Minnesota. Journal of Raptor Research 39:222-228.
  • Smithers, B. L., C. W. Boal, and D. E. Andersen. 2005. Northern goshawk diet in Minnesota: an analysis using video recording systems. Journal of Raptor Research 39:264-273.
  • Boal, C. W., and D. E. Andersen. 2005. Microhabitat characteristics of Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) nests at Cape Churchill, Manitoba. Canadian Field-Naturalist 119:208-213
  • Merriman, J. W., P. J. Zwank, C. W. Boal, and T. L. Bashore. 2004. Efficacy of visual barriers in reduction of black-tailed prairie dog colony expansion. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1316-1320
  • Mannan, R. W., and C. W. Boal. 2004. Birds of prey in urban landscapes. Pages 105-117 in People and predators: from conflict to coexistence (N. Fascione, A. Delach, and M. E. Smith, eds. ). Island Press, Washington D. C.
  • Boal, C. W., T. E. Estabrook, and A. E. Duerr. 2004. Productivity of loggerhead shrikes nesting in an urban interface. Pages 104-109 in W. W. Shaw, L. K. Harris and L. VanDruff (eds. ). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Conservation. May 1-5 1999, Tucson, AZ.
  • Mannan, R. W., W. W. Shaw, W. A. Estes, M. Alanen, and C. W. Boal. 2004. A preliminary assessment of the attitudes of people towards Cooper's hawks nesting in an urban environment. Pages 87-92 in W. W. Shaw, L. K. Harris and L. VanDruff (eds. ). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Urban Wildlife Conservation. May 1-5 1999, Tucson, AZ.
  • Boal, C. W., H. A. Snyder, B. D. Bibles, and T. S. Estabrook. 2003. Temporal and spatial stability of red-tailed hawks in the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Journal of Raptor Research 37:276-284
  • Boal, C. W., T. S. Estabrook, and A. E. Duerr. 2003. Productivity and breeding habitat of loggerhead shrikes in an urban environment. Southwestern Naturalist 48:557-562
  • Boal, C. W., D. E. Andersen, and P. L. Kennedy. 2003. Home range and residency status of northern goshawks breeding in Minnesota. Condor 105:811-816.
  • Boal, C. W. 2001. Agonistic behavior of Cooper's hawks. Journal of Raptor Research 35:253-256
  • Boal, C. W. 2001. Nonrandom mating and productivity of adult and subadult Cooper's hawks. Condor 103:381-385
  • Boal, C. W., and B. D. Bibles. 2001. Responsiveness of elf owls to conspecific and great horned owl vocalizations. Journal of Field Ornithology 72:66-71.
  • Mannan, R. W., C. W. Boal, W. J. Burroughs, J. W. Dawson, T. S. Estabrook, and W. S. Richardson. 2000. Nest sites of five raptor species along an urban gradient. Pages 447-453 in Chancellor, R. D., and B. -U. Meyburg (eds. ) Raptors at Risk.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 38

Scientific Publications: 83

Presentations: 162

 

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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