Katie Dennison

Jameson Crumpler, MS
Research Technician
Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
PO Box C-21
Alpine, TX 79832
Office phone: (432) 837-8225
Fax: (432) 837-8822
Email: jcru3901@sulross.edu

 

Jameson Crumpler is a Research Technician with Borderlands Research Institute.  Jameson’s main focus is in the West Texas Project Area of the Texas Native Seeds Project, a collaborative, multi-stakeholder effort (led by the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute) to produce commercial level, ecotypic native seed sources for restoration and reclamation needs throughout the Trans-Pecos, southern Great Plains, Permian Basin, and western Edwards Plateau.

Before moving back to Alpine for a third time, Jameson began his natural resource career with a short stint in northern Colorado where he worked as a hazard tree faller on beetle-killed pine hazard tree mitigation projects.  After that gig was up, he moved back to Texas and enrolled in basic college coursework, including botany.  His interests in grasslands were further driven forward on a drizzly September afternoon during a botany lab while wandering around hidden prairies near Gainesville, TX.  He happened upon Dotted Gayfeather (Liatris punctata), the first forb on the list, and that moment solidified his interests in the wide open, endangered grasslands of North America.

From there, he moved to southeast Oklahoma in the Shortleaf Pine-Oak forests of the Winding Stair Mountains, and again worked as a timber faller and hazard tree faller while pursuing and earning a degree in forest technology from Eastern Oklahoma State College (2011).  In 2012, he finished his bachelor’s degree in natural resource management at Sul Ross State University, with a focus in range management.  In 2013, he spent 6 months employed as restoration technician in beautiful Nebraska, working on prairie and wetland restoration plantings, high-volume seed collections, and prescribed fire projects.

RESEARCH SPECIALTIES:

grasslandDesert Grassland and Mixed/Tallgrass Prairie Ecology

fireGrassland Restoration Techniques

seedlingsPlant and Seed Performance in Restoration