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The differences between white-tailed and mule deer fawning habitat, and the effectiveness of thermal imagery for capturing deer fawns
There are 2 species in the genus Odocoileus found in North America. White-tailed deer (O. virginianus) are distributed across much of North America, while mule deer (O. hemionus) are restricted to the western third. The ...
Conservation of vertebrate biodiversity in Texas: Setting priorities for reserve selection
Species extinction rates are increasing throughout the world. A way to combat the global loss of species is through the creation of well-placed wildlife reserves. The principle objective of this study was to determine which ...
Diets of coyotes on the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch, Texas
This thesis contains 2 segments. The first segment concerns the annual and seasonal diets of the coyote (Canis latrans) on the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch. Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) populations have ...
Cattle grazing and biosolids in West Texas
(Texas Tech University, 2004-05)
Lime stabilized biosolids applications on rangelands were evaluated by cattle grazing in 2000 and 2001 on six, 16-ha pastures. Three pastures were treated with 20 dry ton per ha and 3 untreated pastures were used as a ...
A comparison of first and fifth year Texas agriculture teachers on personal teaching efficacy, general teaching efficacy, and content efficacy
The purpose of this study was to compare first and fifth year agriculture teachers’ on general teaching efficacy, personal teaching efficacy, and content efficacy. Teacher efficacy has been defined as a two dimensional ...
Grassland frontiers:beef cattle agriculture in Queensland and Texas, 1870s - 1970s
(Texas Tech University, 2008-05)
Semi-arid, but apparently lush, grasslands attracted pastoral settlers in the late nineteenth century to the frontier fringes of the Australian interior and American Southwest. Pastoral settlers and beef growers, particularly ...
Effects of simulated precipitation on nitrogen cycling and microbial processes in a grassland ecosystem at Big Bend National Park, Texas
(Texas Tech University, 2003-12)
Variations in the timing and magnitude of precipitation events have the potential to influence microbial dynamics and subsequent ecosystem level processes on a variety of scales leading to irreversible changes in vegetation ...
McLennan County, Texas, soil survey of
(United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2001)
Hard living: German-Americans in the Texas Hill Country
(Texas Tech University, 2006-05)
As the largest European immigrant population in the state of Texas, German- Americans have a rich agricultural history that has been a crucial factor in their delayed assimilation into the rest of American society. This ...