Desert Bighorn Council
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Hansen-Welles Scholarship Recipients

2015

Carlos Gonzalez-Gonzalez (Sul Ross State University)

Project Title:  Spatial, temporal, and demographic characteristics of desert bighorn sheep in west Texas.

Award:  $8,500

2013

Rebekah Karsch (New Mexico State University)

Project Title:  Survival and cause specific mortality of neonatal desert bighorn sheep in the Peloncillo Mountains, New Mexico.

Award:  $4,200

 

Kyle Garrison (New Mexico State Univeristy)

Project Title:  Influence of livestock grazing on forage biomass, activity budgets and foraging efficiency of desert bighorn sheep in southern New Mexico.

Award:  $3,860

2011

Jonathan Escobar Flores (Autonomous University of Baja California in Ensenada)
Project Title: 
Establishment of the conservation status of desert bighorn sheep in Baja California.
Amount awarded $4,000

2009

Ashwin Naidu (University of Arizona)
Project Title: 
Diet Assessment of the American Puma.
Amount awarded $3,500

Ben Gonzales and Heidi Zurawka (California Department of Fish and Game)
Project Title:  Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Mycoplasma.
Amount awarded $4,500

Kevin Hurley
(Wyoming Game and Fish Department) and Richard Jones
(Wildland Rangers and Northwest College)
Project Title:  GIS Mapping Project of Wild Sheep Translocations.
Amount awarded $1,500

(L-R) Ben Gonzales, Heidi Zurawka, Ashwin Naidu, Lindsay Smythe (one of Ashwin’s project collaborators), and Kevin Hurley

2007

Oranit Gilad (Texas A&M University).
Project Title:  
Distribution of desert bighorn sheep in the Delaware Mountain
Range and reaction to power-generating windmills.
Amount awarded $1,828

Esther Rubin (Conservation Biology Institute)
Project Title:  Development of a predictive habitat model for bighorn sheep
in the Peninsular Ranges of southern California.
Amount awarded $4,000

2005

James Cain (University of Arizona)
Project Title:  Influence of man-made water sources on desert bighorn sheep.
Award amount $2,000

Brian Jansen (University of Arizona)
Project Title:  Relationship of a mountain sheep population to surface mining and a disease epizootic.
Award amount $2,500


Jeffery Villepique (Idaho State University)
Project Title:  Tradeoffs between forage quality and predation risk: assessing response of bighorn sheep to predation risk.
Award amount $4,200

2003

James Cain (University of Arizona)

Project Title:  Influence of man-made water sources on desert bighorn sheep.
Award amount $2,000

2002

Jeffrey Villepique (Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks)

Project Title:  Tradeoffs between forage quality and predation rish:  assessng responses of bighorn sheep to predation risk.
Award amount $850

Heather Johnson (Univeristy of Arizona)

Project Title:  Urban Encroachment on Desert Bighorn Sheep Populations.
Award amount $750

James Cain (University of Arizona)

Project Title:  Influence of Artificial Water Sources on Desert Bighorn Sheep.

Award amount $500

(L-R) Heather Johnson, Jeffrey Villepique, James Cain, Mark Jorgensen, Tech Staff Chair

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Michael T. Pittman

 

 

 

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