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Gonzalez named to Nau Endowed Professor in Habitat Research and Management - Odessa American: Education

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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2019 2:44 pm

Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in range and wildlife from Texas A&M-Kingsville, a master’s degree in natural resource management in 2015 from Sul Ross State University and his PhD in 2018 through a cooperative doctoral program with Sul Ross and Texas A&M.

His dissertation compiled data from several bighorn sheep translocations, and his work earned him two first place awards for research presentations from the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Texas Section for the Society for Range Management.

The job duties of the new position will include overseeing the development of the Habitat Research and Management program, including coordinating research grants, working closely with the West Texas Native Seed Program, and developing rangeland restoration techniques for West Texas.

Nau is the chief executive officer of Silver Eagle Distributors in Houston, the largest distributor of Anheuser-Busch products in the United States. The Nau family owns a ranch in West Texas and has been actively involved with the BRI for more than 10 years.

The Nau family has supported BRI research projects, including studies on desert bighorn sheep, quail, and mule deer in West Texas. The Nau family has not only helped fund these studies, but their family and ranch personnel actively engage and interact with BRI students.

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