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Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Emeritus Faculty - James H. Shaw

Emeritus Professor

008G Ag Hall (office)
008C Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-1965






Research Interests:
Most of my research has been on the behavior, ecology, and conservation of large mammals. The subjects of my field studies have ranged from red wolves in Texas to giant anteaters in Brazil. Since 1981, though, the American bison has been the principle focus of my research. My students and I have participated in projects addressing bison from ancient archaeological sites, analysis of historical accounts of bison numbers, movements, and distribution, bison genetics, social behavior, ecology, and conservation. I have also had various students conduct research on captive mammals, mainly primates, at the Tulsa and Oklahoma City Zoos. Another area of research involves the analysis of media converage of environmental issues.