Dr. Maureen Frank – Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department


Dr. Maureen Frank

Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist

The broad goal of Dr. Frank’s work is to increase human connections to the natural environment through experiences with wildlife. Dr. Frank’s outreach efforts focus on improving ecological literacy and fostering connections to local wildlife in both urban and rural settings.  She encourages private landowners, land managers, farmers, ranchers, and (sub)urban residents to remember Aldo Leopold’s five tools of conservation: ax, cow, plow, fire, and gun.  All five tools are important for maintaining healthy ecosystems and helping humans develop a land ethic whereby they are driven to become good stewards of the environment.  Dr. Frank seeks to improve understanding between traditional and modern, consumptive and non-consumptive uses of wildlife, and to share science-based solutions to today’s wildlife management challenges.


  • B.S.      Texas A&M University     2012
  • Ph.D.   Utah State University      2016


  • The Wildlife Society, Member
    • Conservation Education and Outreach Working Group, Communications Chair
    • Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group, Member
  • Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Member

Wildlife Links

Contact Dr. Frank:


830-278-9151 ext 280

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