SCB Club


Dept. NRM


Dr. Moody Harveson
Assistant Professor
Dept of Nat Res Mgt
PO Box C-16
RAS 114
Sul Ross State Univ
Alpine, TX 79832
Phone: (432) 837-8826
Fax: (432) 837-8822

Dr. Patricia Moody Harveson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology

Current and Recent Positions

Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University, 2007-current.

Club Advisor, SRSU Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2007-current.

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University, 2005-2007.

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Science, New Mexico State University, 2005-2007.

Doctoral Fellow, Hispanic Leadership Program in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2002-2005.

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Sul Ross State University, 1999-2001.

Systems/GIS Analyst, Department of Rural Sociology, Texas A&M University, 1996-1998.


Doctor of Philosophy, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, December 2005
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Dissertation:  The Impacts of Urbanization on Endangered Florida Key Deer

Master of Science, Range and Wildlife Management, minor in Statistics, December 1996
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas
Thesis: Using GIS to Analyze Habitat Selection by Ocelot and Bobcat Populations in South Texas

Bachelor of Science, Biology, minor in Animal Science, May 1992
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Research Interests

Conservation biology, carnivore ecology, systems analysis and modeling, environmental policy, and the use of GIS and remote sensing in natural resource conservation.

Courses Taught

NRM 4301 Environmental Assessment
NRM 5302 Ecological Modeling
NRM 4311 Advanced Topics in Conservation Biology
NRM 2303 Principles of Conservation Biology
NRM 4309 Wildlife Population Dynamics
NRM 5312 Biostatistical Analysis I
NRM 5213 Biostatistical Analysis II
NRM 5306 GIS/GPS/Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Managers
NRM 3304 Natural Resource Policy and Administration


Culver, M., C. Vaga, P. M. Harveson, B. R. McKinney, and L. A. Harveson. Transboundary Species. Pages x-x in Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Karl W. Flessa, editors.  Conservation of Shared Environments: Learning from the United States and Mexico.University of Arizona Press. (in press)

Harveson, P. M., R. R. Lopez, B. Collier, and N. J. Silvy.  2007.  Impacts of urbanization on Florida Key deer behavior and population dynamics.  Journal of Biological Conservation 134:321-331.

Harveson, P. M., W. E. Grant, R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2006.  The role of dispersal in the metapopulation dynamics of Florida Key deer.  Ecological Modelling 195:393-401.

Harveson, P. M., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2006.  Comparison of survival estimates using age-specific mortality and radiotelemetry data for Florida Key deer.  Southeastern Naturalist 5:149-156.

Harveson, P. M.  2005.  Impacts of urbanization on endangered Florida Key deer.  Dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Lopez, R. R., P. M. Harveson, M. N. Peterson, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2005.  Density effects on ranges of the endangered Florida Key deer.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:343-348.

Harveson, P. M., R. R. Lopez, N. J. Silvy, and P. A. Frank.  2004.  Source-sink dynamics of Florida Key deer on Big Pine Key, Florida.  Journal of Wildlife Management 32:948-954.

Harveson, P. M., M. E. Tewes, G. Anderson, and L. Laack.  2004.  Habitat use by ocelots in south Texas:  implications for restoration.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 68:909-915.

Harveson, L. A., P. M. Harveson, and R. B. Adams, editors.  2002.  Proceedings of the Sixth Mountain Lion Workshop.  Texas Parks and Wildlife Press, Austin, Texas.

Harveson, L. A., P. M. Harveson, and C. Richardson. 2002.  Proceedings of the Trans-Pecos Wildlife Conference, 1-2 August, 2002.  SRSU Print Shop, Alpine, Texas.

Harveson, L. A., P. M. Harveson, M. E. Tewes, J. H. Everitt, D. E. Escobar, and M. R. Davis.  1999.  Using aerial videography and satellite imagery to identify riparian habitats in southern Texas. Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography in Resource Assessment.

Thomas, J. K., J. S. Kodamanchaly, and P. M. Harveson.  1998.  Toxic chemical wastes and the coincidence of carcinogenic mortality in Texas.  Society and Natural Resources 11:845-865.

Thomas, J. K., and P. M. Harveson.  1997.  Toxics release inventory: State of Texas.  Technical Report 97-1.  Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, Texas.

Harveson, P. M.  1996.  Using GIS to analyze habitat selection by ocelot and bobcat populations in south Texas.  Thesis, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas.

Awards/Honors/Professional Service

Newsletter Editor, Texas Chapter of TWS, 2009-2010
Editorial Advisory Board to The Wildllife Society Professional, 2008-current
Certified Associate Wildlife Biologist (TWS)
Club Advisor, SRSU Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, 2007-current
NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2005-2007
Chair, Information Technology Committee, Southwest Section of TWS, 2005-06
Cottam Student Awards Committee, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 2004-05
Finalist in student awards competition, Society for Conservation Biology, 2004
Doctoral Fellow, Hispanic Leadership Program in Ag and Natural Resources, 2002-05
Program Committee, Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 2002-04
Co-chair, Information Technology Committee, Texas Chapter of TWS, 2000-02
Chair, Information Technology Committee, Sixth Mountain Lion Workshop, 2000-01
Member, The Wildlife Society-National, Texas Chapter, Southwest Section
Member, Society for Conservation Biology
Dean's List, Sul Ross State University
Member, Tri Beta Biological Honor Society
Downing Scholarship Recipient
Texas Tech College of Agriculture Scholarship Recipient
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Recipient