Levi Heffelfinger, Ph.D.

Levi Heffelfinger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Research
Serving Since

Levi grew up with an early influence in wildlife science in southern Arizona and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. His M.S. degree from University of Nevada, Reno involved evaluating the spatial ecology and modeling demographics of mule deer amid arid environmental constraints on the Mojave National Preserve in southern California. Levi then completed a Ph.D. with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and also served as the Boone & Crockett Fellow in Ungulate Research. His doctoral research focused on modeling the influence of spatio-temporal fluctuations in forage (via agricultural development) on mule deer movement and population performance. He now serves as an Assistant Professor of Research remotely stationed in Lubbock, TX to serve wildlife research and management needs in the Panhandle and North Texas regions.