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The University of Missouri and Texas A&M University-Kingsville are collaborating on a project to track geese, in North America and Western Europe, with technologies fitted-to-neck collars to learn more about the decisions geese make during their migration. The team will be studying how those decisions affect population numbers, if at all. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of the geese in both locations, with insights into how decision making explains population change in other genetically similar species.
We are on the tail-end of summer. The 100 degree temperatures of July and August are fading behind expectations of cooler weather and the upcoming hunting season. Despite good fawn production in recent years, this year’s deer season will be influenced by the droughts of 2009 and 2011 because the low fawn crops of those years reduced the number of mature bucks in deer herds across Texas.
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.