Researchers at BRI publish their findings in a variety of outlets including popular articles, newsletters, and scientific papers. Below is a list of our scientific publications that have been published in peer-reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings over the past decade. Links to the actual papers are provided when appropriate.


BRI Scientific Publications

Pohler, P. S., L. A. Harveson, and P. M. Harveson.  2014.  Demographic characteristics of elk in the Glass Mountains, Texas.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:466–472.

Luna, R. S., A. Duarte, and F. W. Weckerly.  2013.  Influence of body size on dietary nutrition of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:53–62.

Luna, R. S. and F.W. Weckerly.  2013.  Variation across years in rumen-reticulum capacity and digesta load in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  Southeastern Naturalist 12:283–296.

Harveson, P. M., L. A. Harveson, L. Hernandez, M. E. Tewes, N. J. Silvy, and M. T. Pittman.  2012.  Characteristics of two mountain lion populations in Texas. Wildlife Biology 18:58–66.

Hernandez, L., P. M. Harveson, and L. A. Harveson.  2012.  Habitat suitability map for mountain lions in Texas and northern Mexico.  Southwestern Naturalist 57:314–318.

Luna, R.S., A. Duarte, and F.W. Weckerly.  2012.  Rumen-reticulum characteristics and scaling relationships associated with ontogeny in white-tailed deer.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:1351–1358.

Schnapp, L. A. and R. J. Kinucan.  2010.  An abbreviated fire history of the southwestern United States.  Pages 1-7 in Trans-Pecos Prescribed Fire Symposium.  April 8-9, 2010.  Alpine, Texas.

Culver, M., C. Varas, P. M. Harveson, B. R. McKinney, and L. A. Harveson.  2009.  Connecting wildlife habitats across the U.S.-Mexico border.  Pages 83-99 in Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Emily D. McGovern, Robert G. Varady, Karl W. Flessa, editors.  Conservation of Shared Environments:  Learning from the United States and MexicoUniversity of Arizona Press.

McDonald, A. K., R. J. Kinucan, and L. E. Loomis.  2009.  Ecohydrological interactions within banded vegetation in the northeastern Chihuahuan Desert, USA.  Ecohydrology 2: 66–71.

Perlicheck, K. B., L. A. Harveson, B. J. Warnock, and B. Tarrant.  Habitat characteristics of winter roost sites for wild turkey in Trans-Pecos, Texas.  Southwestern Naturalist 54:446–452.

Adkins, R. N. and L. A. Harveson.  2007.  Density, survival, and herd composition of a feral hog population in west Texas.  Human-Wildlife Conflicts 2:152–160. 

Brewer, C. E. and L. A. Harveson.  2007.  Diets of bighorn sheep in the Chihuahuan Desert.  Southwestern Naturalist 52:97–103.

Collins, III, D. P., L. A. Harveson, and D. C. Ruthven, III.  2007.  Food habits of the American badger (Taxidea taxus) in southern Texas.  Texas Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources 20: 28–31.

Harveson, P. M., R. R. Lopez, B. Collier, and N. J. Silvy.  2007.  Impacts of urbanization on Florida Key deer behavior and population dynamics.  Journal of Biological Conservation 134:321–331.

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. 

Harveson, L. A.  2007.  Quails on the Trans-Pecos.  Pages 202-216 in L. A. Brennan, editor. Texas quails: ecology and management. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas.   

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.

Simpson, D. C., L. A. Harveson, C. E. Brewer, R. E. Walser, and A. R. Sides.  2007.  Influence of precipitation on pronghorn demography in Texas.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71:906–910.

Ackerson, B. K. and L. A. Harveson.  2006.  Characteristics of a ringtail population in west Texas.  Texas Journal of Science 58:169–184.

Adkins, R. N. and L. A. Harveson.  2006.  Summer diets of feral hogs in west Texas.  Southwestern Naturalist 51:583–585. 

Harveson, P. M., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2006.  Comparison of survival estimates using age-specific mortality and radiotelemetry data for Florida Key deer.  Southeastern Naturalist 5:149–156.

Harveson, P. M., W. E. Grant, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2006.  The role of dispersal in the metapopulation dynamics of Florida Key deer.  Ecological Modelling 195:393–401.

Hernandez, F., L. A. Harveson, and C. E. Brewer.  2006.  A comparison of trapping techniques for Montezuma quail.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1212–1215.

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 suburban female white-tailed deer movements.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1430–1434.

Hernandez, F., L. A. Harveson, F. Hernandez, and C. E. Brewer.  2006Habitat characteristics of Montezuma quail foraging areas in west Texas.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:846–860.

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.

Locke, S. L., M. Cline, D. Wetzel, C. E. Brewer, M. T. Pittman, and L. A. Harveson.  2005.  A web-based digital camera for monitoring remote wildlife.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:761–765.

Lopez, R. R., P. M. Harveson, M. N. Peterson, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2005.  Density effects on ranges of the endangered Florida Key deer.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:343–348.

Locke, S. L., C. E. Brewer, and L. A. Harveson.  2005.  Identifying landscapes for desert bighorn sheep translocations in Texas.  Texas Journal of Science 57:25–34.

McCleery, R. A., R. R. Lopez, L. A. Harveson, N. J. Silvy, and R. D. Slack.  2005Integrating on-campus wildlife research projects into the wildlife curriculum.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:802–809.

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.

Harveson, P. M., M. E. Tewes, G. Anderson, and L. Laack.  2004.  Habitat use by ocelots in south Texas:  implications for restoration.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 68:909–915.

Harveson, L. A., F. S. Guthery, and E. C. Hellgren.  2004.  Invertebrate consumption by breeding northern bobwhites and its relation to production.  Southwestern Naturalist 49:472–477.

Harveson, P. M., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2004.  Source-sink dynamics of Florida Key deer on Big Pine Key, Florida.  Journal of Wildlife Management 32:948–954.

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.