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Gary Mizer

Gary Mizer

Gary Mizer

Texas Tech University

Year Received: 2018

M.S. in Wildlife, Aquatic, and Wildlands Science and Management University: Texas Tech University

Influence of Agriculture Production and Anthropomorphic Structures on Pronghorn Movements, Survival, and Diet in the Texas Panhandle

I was raised on a small farm outside Munday, TX. Much of my childhood consisted of hunting,
trapping, fishing, and a general desire to get my hands on anything that moved.

I received my B.S. from Texas Tech University in Natural Resources Management in 2014. After
my graduation, I worked on a few projects in Wyoming, working with local government as well
as the state department again. I’ve worked with endangered species such as Black Footed
Ferret, Prebles Meadow Jumping Mouse, and the charismatic Grizzly Bear.

My current research project focuses on how pronghorn movements, survival, and diet are
affected by agriculture. We have animals collared in two study sites in the Panhandle which
record a GPS location every two hours. We are using these data points to determine how roads,
fence lines, and other barriers can alter movements. I have also been collecting monthly fecal
samples two determine how crops influence diets.

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