Advisor: Dr. Eric Schauber
Movements, Demography, and Condition of Texas
Horned Lizards on Tinker Air Force Base
Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum) have suffered population declines likely due to many factors including range expansion by the imported fire ant, habitat loss, and over-collection for the pet trade. Prior research has shown that Texas horned lizard populations can remain viable within fragmented, urbanized habitat if all life-history requirements are met. My research focuses on assessing the feasibility of potential conservation practices like nest translocation as well monitoring the survival, body condition, and movements of Texas horned lizards on an urban air force base in Oklahoma.