Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Plant ID Team Wins Competition in Mexico

KINGSVILLE - October 23, 2008

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

The plant identification team from Texas A&M University-Kingsville came home from the Rangeland Symposium and meeting of the Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management in Saltillo, Mexico with a first place team finish.

Reagan Gage, a senior from Jarrell, placed first in the individual competition with Ashleigh Green, a senior from Troup, bringing home third place honors. Other team members are Lalo Gonzalez, a sophomore from Aldama, Mexico, and Travis Muckleroy, a sophomore from Jourdanton. All are range and wildlife majors in the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences. Eric Grahmann, a doctoral student in wildlife science from Victoria, is the team’s coach.

In addition, Alejandro Lozano, a doctoral student in wildlife science from Saltillo, Mexico, placed second in the graduate student poster contest.

Plant identification team sponsors are Dr. Tim Fulbright, Regents Professor and Meadows Professor in Semiarid Land Ecology, and Dr. Alfonso Ortega-Santos, associate professor and research scientist with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.

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