The American alligator has existed in its current form for tens of millions of years, but what does its future look like when faced with rapid climate change? Researchers provide insight in this new publication.
While coordinating the SERPPAS Principals meeting in May, Colonel Schuliger, Commander of the 96th Civil Engineer Group at Eglin AFB and Mr. Tad Davis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment and current DoD Principal Co-Chair for SERPPAS, honored Addie Thornton with two challenge coins for her work coordinating SERPPAS, and for the successful tour of Eglin Air Force Base.
Recent research compared how different land use activities alter the landscape, including oil and gas, agriculture, and renewable energy operations. Read the results in the full article.
QuailMasters Session 1 aftermath, a successful Earth Day appearance, new resources and an upcoming Quail Appreciation Day!
A recent publication reveals the genetic differences between spot-tailed earless lizard subspecies and explains what those differences tell us about changes in their distributions over time. Read more in the full article.
Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan Commander, U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston presented NRI's program manager Findley Brewster with the Distinguished Quartermaster award for lifelong support of the U.S. Army, military personnel and military families. The Distinguished Quartermaster program recognizes the efforts of private citizens in the communities surrounding Fort Sam Houston for enhancing the quality of life for soldiers and their families.
In the May issue, we discuss key indicators of ecosystem health and why knowing plants is essential to private land stewardship. Also included are updates on vital research happening in Texas for white-nose syndrome and how the gopher tortoise is teaching us about endangered species conservation. There are plenty of upcoming events you won't want to miss!
Two NRI affiliated students, Shelby McCay and Danielle Walkup, have been recognized as outstanding M.S. and Ph.D. students (respectively) by Texas A&M's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.
NRI Associate Josh Helcel was recently interviewed about the severe feral hog problem in the state of Texas.
NRI partnered with other organizations like the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Wildlife Association to promote statewide land stewardship by launching a new campaign themed The Importance of Pollinators to Soil and Water Conservation in Texas.
"...according to the Texas A&M Texas Land Trends study, we are losing our agricultural lands at one of the fastest rates in the country."