Texas is home to four species of quail, and many Texans consider these birds to be iconic state species, fondly recalling hunting them, watching them, or just listening to their songs. Despite widespread interest in quail, their overall abundance has declined significantly over the past few decades. Recent research efforts, such as those funded by the Reversing the Decline of Quail in Texas Initiative, seek to determine what factors are contributing to the decline of quail in Texas.
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As a geospatial specialist, Addie Smith provides geospatial support within the geospatial analysis team for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and the Texas Water Resources Institute. She assists in the development and analysis of spatial data and cartographic requests for natural resource geospatial projects within the institutes.
Addie joined the institutes as a student technician in 2012. She received a Bachelor of Science in wildlife and fisheries sciences in 2014 from Texas A&M University. In 2016, she received a Master of Science in wildlife and fisheries science from Texas A&M under a graduate fellowship from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Throughout her time at the institutes, her work and research has focused on the NRI’s Texas Land Trends project and using geospatial tools to address and inform natural resource issues on private working lands.
As a native Texan, Addie enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family and bird dog, Birdie.