Wildlife Research: Call for Proposals
Call for Research Proposals for State of Texas
Fiscal Year 2015 (Sep. 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2015)
Specific Research Needs:
The TPWD Wildlife Division has seven specific research priorities for fiscal year 2015 identified below.
The specific research needs identified by various internal TPWD Wildlife Technical Committees are:
- Effects of mechanical soil disturbance on phosphorus retention, flux and wetland wildlife habitat in treatment wetlands.. Contact: Matthew Symmank (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeff Gunnels (email@example.com).
- Habitat occupancy and abundance of secretive marshbirds in the Gulf Coast Plains Ecoregion of Texas.. Contact: Shaun Oldenburger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Influence of agricultural production on pronghorn movements, behavior, and survivorship in the Texas Panhandle.. Contact: Shawn Gray (email@example.com).
- Mesquite savanna-Texas wintergrass complex: Best management practices for conversion to native warm season grasses. Contact: Kevin Mote (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robert Perez (email@example.com).
- Native grass restoration economics.. Contact: Bobby Eichler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- A predictive model for recolonization processes of black bears in east Texas.. Contact: Dave Holdermann (email@example.com).
- Techniques for converting species of bermudagrass and bahiagrass to native warm season grasses in various soil types in the Cross Timbers, Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savanna, and Coastal Prairies Ecoregions of Texas.. Contact: Jason Hardin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Western honey mesquite (Prosopis glanulosa Torr. var. torreyana) control using the new herbicide Sendero™ in Trans-Pecos, Texas. Contact: Jason Wagner (email@example.com) or Dewey Stockbridge (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: This list may change (additions or deletions) so check periodically to see if a specific need has been posted for which you might be interested in applying.
Other proposals will be accepted but priority for available funds will be given to those specifically mentioned in the CFPs above. Based on availability of funds, a second tier for approval would be projects consistent with the various strategic plans or the Texas Conservation Action Plan.