Science

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National Wildlife Refuges work closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency's wildlife conservation mission. 


The following are some of the recent research projects conducted on Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.  

  • Dr. Tim Brush and assistants: Site Selection and Nesting Habitat of Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers; researching the Common Yellowthroat in an attempt to identify/distinguish amongst subspecies 
  • Dr. John C. Abbot and assistants: Conducting sampling and surveys for adult and larval Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) in an attempt to identify and classify new species records and species new to science.
  • Texas Lepidoptera Survey (Primary Permit Holder Ed Knudson): Conducting sampling and surveys for adult butterflies and caterpillars in an attempt to identify and classify news species records and species new to science.
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit (OSU, Primary Permit holder: Richard Dolman): Conducting a Ph.D dissertation research project on "Habitat Fragmentation and Corridors in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Refuges: A Landscape Perspective."

For a copy of this research or for more information, please contact Refuge Manager at 956-784-7500.
 

Learn more about the CCP and the management priorities of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.