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Current efforts of Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit focus on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Specific fields of interest include fisheries and wildlife management, aquatic and wildlife ecology, community ecology, ecophysiology, ecotoxicology, reproductive biology, and fish culture. These research and educational efforts are based on the technical expertise of unit scientists and university cooperators.

Texas Active Projects

Texas Completed Projects

Texas Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Patiño, R. 2018. Sex determination, gonadal sex differentiation, and sex control in Channel Catfish. Pages 477-494 in Sex Control in Aquaculture (H. Wang, F. Piferrer, S. Chen and Z. Shen, eds.), Wiley-Blackwell.  | Abstract | 
  • Taylor, C.M., Miyazono, S., Cheek, C.A., Edwards, R.J., Patiño, R. 2018. The spatial scale of homogenisation and differentiation in Chihuahuan Desert fish assemblages. Freshwater Biology 2018; 1-11.
  • Dabney, B, Patiño, R. In press. Low-dose stimulation of growth of the harmful alga, Prymnesium parvum, by glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides. Harmful Algae 80, 130-139  | Abstract | 
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Texas Technical Publications

  • Boal, C.W., and B.C. Welch. 2016. An Annotated Bibliography of Survey Methods for Golden Eagles, Ver. 1.0 (30 March 2016). (http:// pending) | Download |
  • Boal, C.W., B.A. Grisham, D.A.Haukos, J.C.Zavaleta, and C. Dixon. 2013. Lesser Prairie-Chicken Nest Site Selection, Microclimate, and Nest Survival in Association with Vegetation Responses to a Grassland Restoration Program. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1235, 48p.
  • Boal, C.W., and Pirius, N.E., 2012, Winter ecology and habitat use of lesser prairie-chickens in west Texas, 2008–11: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1073, 9 p.
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Texas Theses and Dissertations

  • Dabney, B. 2018. Hormetic effects of glyphosate and glyphosate-based herbicides on growth of Prymnesium parvum, a harmful alga. MS Thesis, Texas Tech University.
  • Pease JE. 2018. Variation and plasticity and their interaction with urbanization in Guadalupe Bass populations on and off the Edwards Plateau. Ph.D. dissertation. Texas Tech University, Lubbcok, Texas.
  • Harryman, Samuel W.H. 2017. Understanding the ecology of lesser prairie-chickens in conservation reserve program-dominated landscapes, with implications towards lesser prairie-chicken management in Texas. Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 37

Scientific Publications: 80

Presentations: 169


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