Texas A&M University-Kingsville Brennan honored by quail group for quail science achievements
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Brennan honored by quail group for quail science achievements

Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Dr. Leonard “Lenny” Brennan, professor and Endowed Chair for Quail Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently honored with the National Quail Symposium Award of Excellence by the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) and the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI). 

About Leonard Brennan

Brennan earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from The Evergreen State College in Washington. He received his master’s degree in natural resources-wildlife from Humboldt State University in California and his doctorate in wildland resource science-wildlife ecology from University of California, Berkley.

Since coming to Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2001, he has raised more than $3 million in funding for quail and avian ecology research. He has compiled and edited Texas Quails: Ecology and Management, a landmark reference book published by the Texas A&M University Press.

Brennan is co-author of more than 190 presentations at state, regional, national and international conferences and has been published in more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

He was recently named a Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union and The Wildlife Society. Brennan also was honored by the National Bobwhite Technical Committee with its award for Individual Achievement. This award is presented to recognize an individual’s overall contributions to bobwhite research and/or management during a career.

He received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award for Teaching and Research from his college and three Distinguished Publication Awards from The Wildlife Society-Texas Chapter for Best Scientific-Technical Paper. Brennan won the Distinguished Publication Award-Special Category from the Society of Range Management-Texas Section for his book.

Prior to coming to Texas A&M-Kingsville, Brennan was director of research at the Tall Timbers Research Station in Florida, research scientist for the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at Mississippi State University and Habitat Ecology Consultant for The Chukar Foundation in Boise, Idaho. 

About National Bobwhite Technical Committee

Headquartered at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, NBCI is an initiative of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee designed to elevate bobwhite quail recovery from an individual state-by-state proposition to a coordinated, range-wide leadership endeavor.

The committee is comprised of representatives of 25 state wildlife agencies, various academic research institutions and private conservation organizations. Support is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, state wildlife agencies, the Joe Crafton Family Endowment for Quail Initiatives, the University of Tennessee, Quail and Upland Game Alliance and Park Cities Quail.


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