Our research aims to identify strategic research priorities in the conservation and management of native, exotic and invasive wildlife populations at the livestock interface. An improved understanding of wildlife epidemiology will allow for the identification of intervention strategies which will in turn benefit wildlife health, agricultural productivity, biodiversity and human health.
Research Project Archive
Wildlife Disease Ecology
Vegetable physiology, production, quality
Maximizing crop yield, quality and resource use efficiency in water limited areas and less fertile soils are major challenges under the increasing population, intense farming practices and climate change of south Texas. The Vegetable Physiology research program aims at understanding plant adaptation mechanisms to abiotic stresses (water limitation, drought and heat stress) and in developing...
A&M has been breeding onion cultivars for the last 45 years and have developed popular open pollinated cultivars (e.g. Texas Grano 1015Y, Texas Legend). Uvalde Center’s vegetable breeding program is conducting research and developing onion and watermelon cultivars suited for the Southern region of the U.S.
System Plant Physiology
The Systems Plant Physiology program is developing crops with enhanced nutritional qualities and identifying new methods to improve environmental attributes. This program focuses on plant biology and its integrations with micro and macro environments, utilizing physiological, molecular, or metabolic traits to understand associated biological processes. Our broad goal is developing crop varieties with enhanced crop...
Agro-Ecology and Cropping Systems
Our Agro-Ecology and Cropping Systems program focuses on the ecophysiological mechanisms of soil-plant-water interactions for improving water use efficiency and soil health in cropping systems. Our main research areas are: Characterization of plant traits for improved water acquisition, adaptation and resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses; Application of ground-based sensors for remote detection of soil, plant...