Jordan C. Giese, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Research
Serving Since

Jordan received his Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln before moving to Texas to complete his M.S. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at Tarleton State University. His M.S. thesis research focused on nest ecology and survival of White-tipped Doves (Leptotila verreauxi) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. He then completed his Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology at Iowa State University where his dissertation research examined the relationship between agriculture and wildlife. Specifically, he investigated the effect of prairie strip establishment within agricultural landscapes on grassland birds. Throughout his time in graduate school, Jordan mentored several undergraduate researchers on projects including parental behavior of White-tipped Doves, nest ecology of Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), the effect of oxbow lake restoration on birds, and springtime bird use of agricultural landscapes. Now as an Assistant Professor of Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Jordan’s research with the Waterfowl and Wetland Birds program focuses on movement ecology and habitat selection of waterfowl and colonial waterbirds.