Retired Chairman of Texas A&M's Department of Wildlife & Fisheries;
Retired Executive Director of
Wildlife Foundation; Past Chair of the North American IUCN Sustainable
Use Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission; served on the
Steering Committee of the Texas Think Tank Committee; Past President of
The Wildlife Society (11,000 members); was bestowed the Aldo Leopold
Memorial Award which is the highest honor of The Wildlife Society, and
the SCI Conservationist of the Year Award, which is its highest
conservation award. Was inducted into Texas Department of Wildlife
and Parks Hall of Fame in 2008.
Has authored over 100 scientific papers. Did the
famous USF&WS leopard study in Africa that led to its downlisting as
well as the the most comprehensive range-wide study of jaguar completed
to date. Professor Emeritus at Texas A&M University, etc.