- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Biochemistry and Zoology (Hons), University of New South Wales (Australia)
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Biochemistry, Microbiology and Nutrition, University of New England (Australia)
Dr. Perry Barboza came to Texas A&M University in 2015 from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Dr. Barboza has a dual appointment with ECCB and the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management. In addition to his professorial role, Dr. Barboza oversees research in the Wildlife Conservation and Policy Lab.
Research Interests and Specializations
Wildlife nutrition, management, conservation and policy
Wildlife Conservation and Policy Lab
The principal focus of the Wildlife Conservation and Policy lab‘s research is the consequences of life history and environmental change on nutrition. Our current projects are focused on ungulates (e.g., reindeer, caribou, moose, muskoxen, white-tailed deer) but we also study waterfowl (e.g. ducks and geese) as well as non-game species (e.g. porcupines and bats) in both wild and captive populations. We attempt to provide information that will expand policy options for managing wildlife populations and their habitats.
Barboza, P.S., R.D. Shively, D.D. Gustine and J.A. Addison. 2020. Winter is coming: conserving body protein in female reindeer, caribou, and muskoxen. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 150 10.3389/fevo.2020.00150
Thompson, D.P., J.A. Crouse, S. Jaques and P.S. Barboza. 2020. Redefining physiological response of moose (Alces alces) to warm environmental conditions. Journal of Thermal Biology. 90: 102581: 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2020.102581
Martin, J.M and P.S. Barboza. 2020. Thermal biology and growth of bison (Bison bison) along the Great Plains: testing four theories for body size of endotherms. Ecosphere 11(7): e03176. https://doi.org/10.1002/ECS2.3176
Hollingsworth, K.A, R.D. Shively, S. Glasscock, J. Light, D. Tolleson, and P.S. Barboza. 2020. Trace mineral supplies for populations of little and large herbivores PLOS One 16(3): e0248204
Barboza, P.S. and D. Tihanyi. 2018. State wildlife policy in a national environment. Chapter 30, pages 359-390 in B.D. Leopold, J.L. Cummins and W.B. Kessler (editors) North American Wildlife Policy and Law. Boone and Crockett Club, Missoula MT.