Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dr. Terry Bowyer Presents Killam Lecture On Ungulate Ecology

KINGSVILLE - April 26, 2007

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Dr. R. Terry Bowyer, professor and chair of biological sciences at Idaho State University, will be at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Tuesday, May 1, to present the Killam Lecture. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Caesar Wildlife Center at the Stephen J. “Tio” and Janell Kleberg Wildlife Research Park. The lecture is entitled Sexual Segregation in Polygynous Ruminants: Why Don’t the Sexes Live Together?

Bowyer will talk about how the males and females use different habitats, the difference in food consumption by male and females, why females use different areas when they have young, when males use lower quality habitats and how management implications vary between the sexes.

Bowyer also will make a technical presentation at 2 p.m. also in the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center. It will be about Detecting Top-down versus Bottom-up Regulation of Ungulates by Large Carnivores: Implication for Management.

Bowyer joined the faculty of Idaho State in 2004 after 18 years at the Institute of Arctic Biology and the department of biology and wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Arctic Institute of North America and The Wildlife Society.

He received the Arthur S. Einarsen Award from the Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society, the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award and the C. Hart Merriam Award from the American Society of Mammalogists.

His research also earned three Outstanding Publication Awards from The Wildlife Society, two for monographs and one for an article. Bowyer’s research interests include the ecology and behavior of large mammals and he has published extensively on sexual segregation and birth-site selection in ungulates. He continues to study the population ecology of ungulates and carnivores and recently has become interested in effects of scale on life-history characteristics of mammals.

The Killam Deer Lecture was established by an endowment gift from David Killam, a prominent South Texas businessman and landowner that cares about wildlife and wild places in the region. Killam is currently a member of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute Advisory Board. The endowment was established to allow CKWRI to stay on the cutting edge in wildlife conservation and management.

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