Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

33  Texas A&M University-Kingsville  (84327)

Principal Investigator: Lombardi, J.

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 45,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): No

Start and End Dates: 10/1/20 - 9/30/22

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Agricultural Sciences

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: High Resolution Spatial Data to Inform Ocelot Conservation and Mitigation Efforts in South Texas

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service

CFDA: 15.664

Program Title: none


SAMS 1.1.1 This project will support ocelot capture and placement of GPS telemetry collars on approximately 10-15 ocelots within Willacy County, Texas. Results gained from this project will A) improve understanding of habitat preferences and habitat characteristics for ocelots in this area, B) enable predictions of how much habitat is available for ocelots in this project area, C) determine the importance of the Yturria Ranch as a habitat source and a population source for the surrounding landscape. A major highway, 77, occurs within Willacy County. If telemetered ocelots cross this highway, or come in proximity, such data will D) help identify places of potential underpass crossing structures. University researchers will also need to establish a camera trap monitoring system to support the GPS collaring project. Cameras will identify individual ocelots to target and location of live trap placement to capture specific ocelots in an optimal method.

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