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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Emeritus Faculty-Fred S. Guthery

Professor Emeritus

303F Agricultural Hall (office)
008C Agricultural Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078

Educational Background
BS:Oregon State University, 1970; Wildlife Management
MS:Texas A&M University, 1972; Wildlife Science
PhD:Texas A&M University, 1977; Wildlife Ecology

RLEM 4571            Senior Seminar
RLEM 5020            Graduate Seminar
RLEM 5760            Invasive Species

Research Interests
Focus on the ecology and management of upland birds, especially bobwhites.  Current research involves collection of empirical data on the nature of the hunter-covey interface and the behavior of hunters and bird dogs.  I have also started studies on the ecology and management of sand plum in the southern Great Plains.  I have theoretical interests in the nature of natural resource science and have published a number of thought pieces on this topic



Extension Activities
I organize the annual Bollenbach Wildlife Symposium to transfer information on the ecology and management of bobwhites and other upland wildlife to landowners, wildlife managers, and agency people involved in wildlife management.  Twice annually I published Quail News; past issues of this newsletter are available on my personal website (see link above).  I frequently participate in symposia as an invited speaker, and each year I respond to dozens of questions about wildlife management via letters, phone calls, and e-mails.



Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Publication Award, Texas Chapter--TWS, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 2002
  • Certificate of Appreciation, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, 1982
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Llano Estacado Chapter, National Audubon Society, 1983
  • Outstanding Researcher, College of Agricultural Sciences, Texas Tech University, 1983
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Quail Unlimited, Inc., 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
  • Outstanding Audio-visual Presentation, Texas Chapter--TWS, 1990
  • Faculty Award of Excellence, College of Agriculture, Texas A&I University, 1991
  • Registry of Distinguished Graduates, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Oregon State University, 1998
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, recognition from peers at the Fifth National Quail Symposium, Corpus
  • Christi, Texas, 2002
  • Honorary Life Membership, The Wildlife Society, 2005
  • Outstanding Publication Award—Wildlife Monograph, The Wildlife Society, 2006






Professional Memberships

  • The Wildlife Society
  • Society for Range Management



  • Promotion and Tenure Committee