Joshua G. Cross, MS
Research Associate
Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
RAS 140
PO Box C-21
Alpine, TX 79832
Office phone: (432) 837-8225
Fax: (432) 837-8822

Research Specialties

Upland Gamebird Ecology and Management
Big Game Ecology
Habitat Use and Movement Ecology
Habitat Management
GIS and Remote Sensing
Upland Gamebird Ecology


Josh is a Research Associate with Borderlands Research Institute. His primary research focus is with the upland gamebird ecology and management program, but he maintains involvement with feral hog control and management research. Josh is also the coordinator of BRI’s Ranch Mapping Program.

Prior to the position with BRI, Josh earned his MS degree from Sul Ross State University in Range and Wildlife Management. The focus of his thesis research was the survival, movements, and habitat utilization of a translocated group of desert bighorn sheep. Josh also received his BS degree from Sul Ross State University in Range and Wildlife Management. During his undergraduate career, Josh was employed by BRI as a research technician, primarily focused on the pronghorn restoration program. His research interests include habitat utilization and management, upland gamebird ecology, and species interactions.

Research Specialties

Animal Capture and Processing
Habitat Utilization and Modeling
Wildlife Tracking and Radio Telemetry

Courses Taught

RCH 4302 Ranch Maps and Mapping
NRM 5306 GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing

Selected Publications

Greene, C. D., L. A. Harveson, J. G. Cross, and R. S. Luna. 2020. Spatial ecology and habitat utilization of Montezuma quail in the Davis Mountains of Texas. Texas Journal of Science. Vol 72.

Cross, J. G. 2016. Survival and habitat utilization of desert bighorn sheep translocated to the Santiago Mountains, Texas. Thesis, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas.