Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Lab Update

It has been a busy few weeks in the lab.  It seems as though the month of October is flying by very quickly.

So, here's what we have been up to:


Early in the month, Dr. Robin Verble highlighted lab research on the West Texas Ag Life radio show.  Of particular focus were the prescribed burning program and horned lizard research.  Then, she attended the Texas Section Society for Range Management meeting last week in Fort Worth , Texas.  It was a great opportunity to meet local ranchers, researchers, and agency employees that are excited about fire use for rangeland management.  She also took home first place in the wildlife photo contest with this photo of a Texas horned lizard near Sonora, Texas:

(C) Robin M. Verble-Pearson 2013

Dr. Verble was also recently appointed as the director of the Texas Tech Center for Fire Ecology.  Expect more on this soon, as plans for the Center develop.

Anna Meyer has been studying epiphytes in the British Virgin Islands as part of her Tropical Ecology course, and Nick Goforth is rapidly wrapping up his field season in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.

Rachel Granberg presented a poster to the GIS in the Rockies conference in Denver, Colorado.  This poster highlighted her work with horned lizard home ranges and habitat suitability mapping.


Rachel's poster (C) Verble Fire Ecology Lab 2013

Rachel in Denver

The rest of the month promises to be just as eventful, so we will keep you posted!



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