The refuge works closely with other researchers, Universities and science-based organizations interested in supporting the agency's wildlife conservation mission.
The following are some of the research projects conducted on Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge:Assessing the Effects of Recent Fires in the Wichita Mountains on the Endangered Black-capped Vireo. Dr. Joseph A Grzybowski, University of Central OklahomaCompatibility of Fuels and Fire Management with Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species: The black-capped vireo and golden-cheeked warbler. Dr. Michael L. Morrison, Texas A&M and Dr. Joseph A Grzybowski, University of Central Oklahoma Use of Stable Isotope Ratios and Geolocators to track Painted Bunting Populations with Multiple Migration Strategies. Dr. Jeff F. Kelly, University Of OklahomaPyric-herbivory: Recoupling the Fire-grazing Interaction to Restore Fire and Grazing dependent Ecosystems. Dr. Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State UniversityFor more information on this research or to receive a copy, please contact the refuge.
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Their songs are derived from a large syllable repertoire, an order of magnitude greater than that of other vireos.