Louis A. Harveson, PhD
Dan Allen Hughes, Jr. Endowed Director
Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
PO Box C-21
Alpine, TX 79832
Office phone: (432) 837-8225
Fax: (432) 837-8822
Big Game Ecology
Upland Gamebird Ecology
Dr. Louis A. Harveson is the founder and director of the Borderlands Research Institute and holds the Dan Allen Hughes, Jr., Endowed Directorship. Since 1998, Dr. Harveson has served as a faculty member at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas where his research program has focused on the ecology and management of large mammals, upland gamebirds, and predators. Harveson’s research efforts have focused on the borderlands of Texas-Mexico including Gulf Coast Prairies, South Texas Brush Country, and the Trans-Pecos Mountains and Basins. An underlying theme to Harveson’s research has been on conservation of natural resources on private lands.
Harveson received a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Texas Tech University, his M.S. in Range and Wildlife Management from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he worked with northern bobwhites, and received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from the Joint Ph. D. program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University where he studied mountain lions in south Texas.
Harveson serves on numerous regional and statewide conservation committees and presently serves as Second Vice-President of Programs for Texas Wildlife Association. Harveson is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and an active member of The Wildlife Society at the national, state, and university level.
NRM 4408 Big Game Management
NRM 5305 Range and Wildlife Research Methods
Harveson, L. A., P. Dickerson, A. James, R. Gage, J. Arrendondo, S. Gray, A. Scoggin, A. Stolte, and J. Wagner. 2016. Woody plants of the Big Bend and Trans-Pecos: A field guide to common browse for wildlife. Texas A&M University Press.
Culver, M., C. Varas, P. M. Harveson, B. R. McKinney, and L. A. Harveson. Connecting wildlife habitats across the U.S.-Mexico border. Pages 83-99 in Lopez-Hoffman, L., E. D. McGovern, R. G. Varaday, and L. W. Flessa, editors. Conservation of shared environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico. University of Arizona Press.
Locke, S. L., M. W. Cook, L. A. Harveson, D. S. Davis, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and M. A. Fraker. 2007. Effectiveness of SpayVac™ for reducing white-tailed deer fertility. Journal of Wildlife Disease 43:726-730.
Harveson, L. A. 2007. Quails of the Trans-Pecos. Pages 202-216 in L. A. Brennan, editor. Texas quails: ecology and management. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.
Harveson, L. A., T. H. Allen, F. Hernandez, D. A. Holdermann, J. M. Mueller, and M. S. Whitley. 2007. Montezuma quail ecology and life history. Pages 23-39 in L. A. Brennan, editor. Texas quails: ecology and management. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.
Hernandez, S., S. L. Locke, M. W. Cook, L. A. Harveson, D. S. Davis, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and M. A. Fraker. 2006. Effects of SpayVac™ on urban female white-tailed deer movements. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1430-1434.
Latch, E. K., L. A. Harveson, J. S. King, M. D. Hobson, and O. E. Rhodes, Jr. 2006. Assessing hybridization in wildlife populations using molecular markers: a case study of the wild turkey. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:485-492.
Mitchell, F. S., D. P. Onorato, E. C. Hellgren, J. R. Skiles, Jr., and L. A. Harveson. 2005. Wintering ecology of American black bears in a desert montane island. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:164-171.
Locke, S. L., M. F. Hess, B. G. Mosley, M. W. Cook, S. Hernandez, I. Parker, L. A. Harveson, R. R. Lopez, and N. J. Silvy. 2004. Portable drive net for capturing urban white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1093-1098.