programs

Ongoing Research

Assessment of Available Habitat and Occurrence of the Black-Spotted Newt in Texas.
Kline et al. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Final report due: December 2022.

Multi-disciplinary Ecosystem Assessment of West Matagorda Bay.
Stunz et al. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Final report due: January 2023.

Baseline Study of Alligator Snapping Turtle in Texas Watersheds.
Guillen et al. University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Final report due: March 2023.

Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Associations of the Western Chicken Turtle in Texas.
Guillen et al. University of Houston – Clear Lake.
Final report due: March 2023.

Range-wide Survey for Louisiana Pigtoe (Pleurobema riddellii) and Texas Heelsplitter (Potamilus amphichaenus).
Bonner et al. Texas State University.
Final report due: May 2023.

Identifying Best Practices to Survey for Spot-Tailed Earless Lizards.
Henke et al. Texas A&M University Kingsville.
Final report due: June 2023.

Spatial Ecology of the Texas Kangaroo Rat.
Stevens et al. Texas Tech University.
Final report due: June 2023.

Spatial Ecology of the Plains Spotted Skunk.
Dowler et al. Angelo State University.
Final report due: August 2023.

Understand the Survivability and Habitat Use of Alligator Snapping Turtles in East Texas via Telemetry Studies.
Stephen F. Austin State University.
Final report due: December 2023.

Establishing an eDNA Protocol for the Detection of the Karst Salamander Group Eurycea from Central Texas.
Hillis et al. University of Texas at Austin.
Final report due: February 2024.

Louisiana Pigtoe (Pleurobema riddellii) and Texas Heelsplitter (Potamilus amphichaenus) Surveys and Tolerances.
Bonner et al. Texas State University.
Final report due: February 2025.

Population Assessment for Smalleye and Sharpnose Shiners in the Brazos River.
Hoeinghaus et al. University of North Texas.
Final report due: February 2026.

A Survey of the Bees of East Texas, with a Focus on Floral Interactions and Conservation Status of Bumble Bees and Long-Horned Bees.
Williams et al. Sam Houston State University.
Final report due: April 2026.