Research Associate, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University
M.S. in Wildlife, Aquatic and Wildlands Science and Management
Texas Tech University
Pronghorn fawn survival, bed site characteristics, and adult doe habitat selection in Southeastern New Mexico
Courtney grew up in East Texas, but has moved around quite a bit since then. She received her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2007 and worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in small/large animal and zoo medicine before going back to school at Stephen F. Austin State University for her bachelor's degree. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF), with a focus on Forest Wildlife Management, in 2014. During this time she was able to gain broad experience working as a research technician on many different projects, including urban mesopredator population estimation, peatland fire-fuel load sampling in England and the Netherlands, white-tailed deer nutrition assessment, seed bank expression from coastal moist soil samples, and sample collection and banding of ducks on the Texas coast, to name a few. Her research at Texas Tech focused on pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) ecology and management in the mountains of New Mexico. After graduation she decided to put that passion to work for her alma mater, Texas Tech University. She now works as a Research Associate, helping to facilitate research within the Department of Natural Resources Management.