Grants received for quail research at Tech.
Researchers at Texas Tech have received grants totalling $244,000 to fund two different research projects investigating the rapid decline in the Texas quail population.
Ron Kendall and Steve Presley in the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Tech have received awards totaling $133,700 for their projects investigating how a fungal toxin used in deer feed and a parasitic eye worm may be affecting the birds.
Brad Dabbert in Tech’s department of natural resources management received $110,000 for a supplemental feeding project that aims to increase survival and reproductive success of quail in the wild.
The grant money comes from Dallas-based nonprofit Park Cities Quail.