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Emeritus Faculty

Richard A. Cole

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Richard Cole

Research area: Aquatic ecosystems and management policy analysis
Office location: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute of Water Research
Email Address: Richard.A.Cole@WRC01.USACE.ARMY.mil
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Education:

  • Ph.D., Zoology, Pennsylvania State University, 1969.
  • M.S., Zoology, State University of New York-Syracuse, 1966.
  • B.S., Forestry, State University of New York-Syracuse, 1964.

Professional Experience:

  • 2000-Present - Professor Emeritus, Fishery Science, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces; U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; Institute for Water Resources, Virginia.
  • 1998-2000 - On Sabbatical with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia.
  • 1996-1997 - Acting Head, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1978 - 2000 - Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1969-1978 - Research Associate and Assistant Professor; Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, Michigan State University.
  • 1976-1978 - U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (half time with Michigan State University) Interagency Personnel Agreement; Waterways Experiment Station.

Research Interests: Modeling natural resource management systems, aquatic ecology, resource management valuation and policy analysis, watershed impacts on water quality.

Selected Publications:

  • Ward, F. A., R. A. Cole, R. A. Deitner and K. Green-Hammond. 1997. Limiting environmental program contradictions: A demand systems application to fishery management. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79:803-813.
  • Cole, R. A., M. R. Hatch and P. R. Turner. Diversity of aquatic animals in New Mexico. Pp. 79-100 In E. A. Herrera and L. F. Huenneke (Editors) New Mexico's Natural Heritage: Biological Diversity in the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico Journal of Science Volume 36.
  • Cole, R. A. 1996. Diversity of aquatic habitats in New Mexico. Pp. 255-275 In E. A. Herrera and L. F. Huenneke (Editors) New Mexico's Natural Heritage: Biological Diversity in the Land of Enchantment. New Mexico Journal of Science Volume 36.
  • Cole, R. A. and F. A. Ward. 1996. Sustaining reservoir fisheries and angler benefits through comprehensive management analysis. In L. E. Miranda and D. R. Devries (eds). Multidimensional approaches to reservoir fisheries management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Cole, R. A., T. J. Ward, F. A. Ward, R. A. Deitner, R. W. Rodden, S. M. Bolton and K. A. Green-Hammond. 1995. RIOFISH: a statewide comprehensive management system model for New Mexico sportfisheries. WRRI Technical Completion Report 291, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.
  • Cole, R. A. and F. A. Ward. 1994. Optimum fishery management policy: angler opportunity verses angler benefit. North American Journal of Fishery Management 14:22-33.
  • Cole, R. A., Deitner, R. A., R. J. Tafanelli and G. A. Desmare. 1991. Habitat, fish community and stocking effects on channel catfish stock density, growth, and harvest in New Mexico warm-water reservoirs. Pp. 79-91 In Warmwater Fisheries Symposium, Scottsdale AZ, General Tech. Rept., RM-207, Rocky Mountain For. Range Exp. Sta., Forest Service, USDA, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Cole, R. A., T. J. Ward, S. B. Bolin. 1990. Estimating the intermittent run-off concentration and loading of allochthonous organic matter for New Mexico reservoirs. Lake and Reservoir Management 6:187-196.

Charles A. Davis

Research area: Game bird ecology; effects of land management practices on bird habitat
Residence: 2050 Enzie Drive, Las Cruces NM, 88001
Phone: 505-522-2392

Education:

  • Ph.D., Zoology (Wildlife Ecology), Oklahoma State University.
  • M.S., Range Management, Texas A&M College.
  • B.S., Wildlife Management, Texas A&M College.

    Professional Experience:

  • 1996-Present - Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Sciences, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.

  • 1982-1996 - Department Head, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1981-1982 - Acting Department Head, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1978-1981 - Professor, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1975-1978 - Associate Professor, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1971-1975 - Associate Professor, Department of Animal, Range, and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1967-1971 - Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Range and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.

Research Interests: Game bird ecology; effects of land management practices on bird habitat and numbers.

Selected Publications:

  • Bailey, J. A., J. Klingel and C. A. Davis. 2000. Status of nesting habitat for lesser prairie-chicken in New Mexico. The Prairie Naturalist 32(3):149-156.
  • Riley, T. Z., C. A. Davis, M. Ortiz and M. J. Wisdom. 1992. Vegetative characteristics of successful and unsuccessful nests of lesser prairie chickens. Jour. Wildl. Manage. 56(2):383-387.
  • Gibbens, R. P. et al., including C. A. Davis. 1986. Some impacts of 2, 4, 5-T on a mesquite duneland ecosystem in southern New Mexico: a synthesis. Jour. Range Manage. 39(4):320-326.
  • Davis, C. A. 1986. Small game mammals, furbearers, and resident game birds. In Richard A. Cole and W. B. Zeedyk, eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Fish and Wildlife Research Needs in New Mexico. NMSU Agric. Exper. Sta. Spec. Rept. 67, Las Cruces NM. Pp. 58-60.
  • Holechek, J. L., R. Valdez, S. D. Schemnitz, R. D. Pieper and C. A. Davis. 1982. Manipulation of grazing to improve or maintain wildlife habitat. Wildl. Society Bull. 10(3):204-210.
  • Davis, C. A., R. C. Barkley and W. C. Haussamen. 1975. Scaled quail foods in southeastern New Mexico. Jour. Wildl. Manage. 39(3):496-502.

V.W. Howard, Jr.

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V.W. Howard

Research area: Predators, native and exotic ungulates, habitat manipulation
Residence: 1025 Hickory Drive, Las Cruces NM 88005
Email Address:(c/o) domorgan@nmsu.edu
Phone: 505-524-9451

Education:

  • Ph.D., Wildlife Science, University of Idaho, 1969.
  • M.S., Wildlife Science, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces, 1966.
  • B.S., Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University, 1964.

Professional Experience:

  • 1999-Present - Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Science, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1979-1999 - Professor, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1975-1979 - Associate Professor, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1973-1975 - Associate Professor, Animal, Range and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1969-1973 - Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Range and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.

Research Interests: Big game ungulates; habitat modification; wildlife–livestock interrelationships

Sanford D. Schemnitz

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Sanford Schemnitz

Research area: Avian management
Residence: 8105 Dona Ana Rd., Las Cruces NM 88005
Email Address: sschemni@nmsu.edu
Office Phone: 505-646-1544
Office Fax: 505-646-1281

Education:

  • Ph.D., Wildlife, Oklahoma State University, 1958.
  • M.S., Forestry (Wildlife), University of Florida, 1953.
  • B.S., Forestry (Wildlife), University of Michigan, 1952.

Professional Experience:

  • 1996-present - Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Science, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University.
  • 1981-1996 - Professor, Wildlife Science, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University.
  • 1975-1981 - Professor and Head, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University.
  • 1972-1975 - Professor, Wildlife Resources, University of Maine.
  • 971-1972 - Wildlife Biologist, Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Fort Lauderdale. Research on influence of vehicles on Everglades vegetation.
  • 1958-1971 - Assistant and Associate Professor, Wildlife Resources, University of Maine.

Research Interests: Game birds, mine reclamation, bighorn sheep, pesticides, etc.

Selected Publications:

  • Duncan, K. W., S. D. Schemnitz, Z. Homesley and M. Cardenas. 1994. Evaluation of salt cedar control – Pecos River, New Mexico. Pp. 207-210 in Riparian Management: common threads and shared interests. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. 226.
  • Schemnitz, S. D. 1994. Scaled quail. Birds of North America No. 116. 16 pp.
  • Coates, K. P. and S. D. Schemnitz. 1994. Habitat use and behavior of male mountain sheep in forging associations with wild horses. Great Basin Nat. 54:86-90
  • Schemnitz, S. D. and W. D. Zeedyk. 1992. Gould's turkey. Pp. 350-360 in J.G. Dickson (ed.). The Wild Turkey: Biology and Management. Stackpole books, Harrisburg, PA. 463 pp.
  • Schemnitz, S. D. 1993. Capturing and handling wild animals. Pp. 106-124 in T. A. Bookhout (ed.). Research and management techniques for wildlife and habitats. The Wildlife Society. Bethesda, Maryland. 740 pp.
  • Dahlquist, F. C., S. D. Schemnitz and B. K. Flachs. 1990. Distinguishing individual male wild turkeys by analyzing vocalizations using a personal computer. Bioacoustics International. Journal of Animal Sound and Its Recording 2(4):303-316.
  • Timm, R. M. and S. D. Schemnitz. 1987. Attitude change toward vertebrate pest control. Proc. Vert. Pest Conf. 13:76-83.
  • Bhandary, H., S. D. Schemnitz and N. Picozzi. 1986. Autumn foods of forest pheasants at Pipar, Central Nepal. J. World Pheasant Assoc. 11:29-33.
  • Schemnitz, S. D., D. L. Goerndt and K. H. Jones. 1984. Habitat needs and management of Merriam's turkey in southcentral New Mexico. Proc. Nat. Wild Turkey Sympos. 5:199-231.
  • Trevino, J. and S.D. Schemnitz. 1982. Distribution and numbers of pronghorned antelope in Chihuahua, Mexico. Proc. Biennial Antelope Workshop 10:247-259.
  • Schemnitz, S. D. (ed.) 1980. Wildlife management techniques manual. 4th ed. The Wildlife Society, Washington, D.C. 722 pp.
  • Schemnitz, S. D. 1964. Comparative ecology of bobwhite and scaled quail in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Am. Midl. Nat. 71:429-433.
  • Schemnitz, S. D. 1961. Ecology of the scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Wildl. Monographs No. 8. 47 pp.

Paul R. Turner

Research area: Ecology of fishes (especially trout); rare and endangered species; high density aquaculture
Residence: 1510 Brown Rd., Las Cruces NM 88005
Email Address: paulrturner@hotmail.com
Phone: 505-523-6880

Education:

  • Ph.D., Zoology/Fishery Science, Oklahoma State University, 1977.
  • M.S., Zoology/Fishery Science, Oklahoma State University, 1972.
  • B.S., Biology, Southwest Missouri State University, 1966.

Professional Experience:

  • 2002-Present - Professor Emeritus, Fishery Science, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1972-2002 - Assistant Professor, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces.
  • 1969-1972 - Teaching and Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University.
  • 1967-1969 - Fish and Game Council Fellowship.

Teaching

  • Fish and wildlife habitat management, ichthyology, management of endangered species, fisheries techniques, principles of fishery science, introductory wildlife science, plus six other courses.

Research Interests:
Aquatic and riparian habitat analysis. Ecology and management of native stream fishes, fisheries management of reservoirs, especially the Gila trout.

Selected Publications:

  • Turner, P. R. 1996. Gila trout recovery: A case study in maintaining biodiversity. New Mexico Journal of Science 36:152-167.
  • Cole, R. A., M. R. Hatch and P. R. Turner. 1996. Diversity of aquatic animals in New Mexico. New Mexico Journal of Science 36:79-100.
  • Propst, D. L., J. A. Stefferud and P. R. Turner. 1992. Conservation and status of Gila trout Oncorhynchus gilae (Miller). The Southwestern Naturalist 37:117-125.
  • Rinne, J. N., and P. R. Turner. 1991. Reclamation and alterations as management techniques and a review of methodology in stream reclamation. Pp. 219-244, in W. L. Minckley and J. E. Deacon, eds. Battle against extinction: Native Fish. W. L. Minckley and J. E. Deacon, eds. Battle against extinction: Native Fish Management in the American West, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Raul Valdez

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Raul Valdez

Research area: Ecology, Behavior, and Taxonomy of Ungulates
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