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As many know, bobwhites and scaled quail are extensively studied at the CKWRI. To help bridge some gaps in our understanding of parasites infecting these gamebirds, students in Alan Fedynich’s lab have spent the last 4 years gathering information on helminth parasites in South Texas. Two M.S.
Providing high-quality forage for cattle and large wildlife species can be challenging on some rangelands when vegetation becomes mature and too coarse to be eaten. This is a common problem in gulf cordgrass communities. Gulf cordgrass is a highly productive perennial grass native to the Texas Coastal Prairies. When young, gulf cordgrass can provide high quality forage for cattle. However, as it matures the leaf blades become stiff and spine-like with low nutritional value.
Pronghorns currently are found in about 27 counties in the Texas Panhandle. Although the fleet-footed animal called an “antelope” by many folks has long been an iconic resident of the plains, we know very little about the movements, spatial distribution, and habitat use of pronghorns in the Panhandle. Once a vast shortgrass prairie that seemed unending to travelers in the 18th century, the Panhandle landscape today is a patchwork of prairie, crops, and small towns. Much of the cropland is irrigated out of the Ogallala aquifer, an incredible and extensive underground lake that has been... [more]
Kingsville, TX (Feb. 7, 2017) - Dr. David G. Hewitt has been selected as the new Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute. Dr. Hewitt has been with the Institute since 1996 and most recently served as the Stuart W. Stedman Chair for Whitetailed Deer Research where he focused on wildlife nutrition and physiology, ecology and management of large mammals, and promoting wildlife-human coexistence.