Clay’s CV

NAME: M. Clay Green                    TITLE: Associate Professor
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. 2003. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,     Dissertation Title: The Ecological Significance of Plumage Coloration in Herons.

M.S.  1998.  Range and Wildlife Management, Sul Ross State University, Thesis Title:     Characteristics and Habitat Selection of a Collared Peccary Population in Trans-Pecos Texas.

B.A.  1992.  Soviet and East European Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

2011-pres:  Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

2005-2011:  Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

2004-2005:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA and Visiting Scientist, U.S.G.S. National Wetlands Research Center.

2002-2003:   Instructor, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

1999-2002:   University Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.

1997-1998:  Teaching Assistant, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1999:  Research Associate, Department of Forestry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

* Student author

Moore, A. A.*, M. C. Green, D. G. Huffman, and T. R. Simpson. 2016. Green Herons (Butorides virescens) in an Urbanized Landscape: Does Recreational Disturbance Affect Foraging Behavior? The American Midland Naturalist 176:2:222-233.

Geary, B.*, B. Ballard, and M.C. Green. 2015. Movements and survival of juvenile reddish egrets on the Gulf coast. Endangered Species Research 28: 123-133.

Koczur, L.M.*, G.M. Kent, B. Geary*, B.M. Ballard, K.D. Meyer and M.C. Green. In Press. Measurements of adult and hatch-year Reddish Egrets (Egretta rufescens). Waterbirds

Munters, A.E.*, S.A. Heath and M.C. Green. 2015. Testing field sexing techniques for American Oystercatchers. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society. 47: 1-5.

Troy, J. R.*, J.A. Veech, N.D. Holmes, A.F. Raine and M.C. Green. 2014. Habitat Suitability Modeling for the Newell’s Shearwater on Kauai. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5: 315-329.

Koczur, L.M.*, A.E. Munters*, S.A. Heath, B.M. Ballard, M.C. Green, S.J. Dinsmore and F. Hernández. 2014. Reproductive Success of the American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) in Texas. Waterbirds 37: 371-380.

Holderby, Z.*, A. Hill, E. Palacios, M.C. Green, E. Amador, and C. De Dios. 2014. Comparisons of Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) diet during the breeding season across its geographic range. Waterbirds 37: 136-143.

Holderby, Z.* and M.C. Green. 2013. Plumage dimorphism and nest site selection of Reddish Egrets (Egretta rufescens) in the Laguna Madre, Texas. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society 46: 1-9.

Troy, J.R.*, N.D. Holmes, J.A. Veech, and M.C. Green. 2013. Using observed seabird fallout records to infer patterns of attraction to artificial light. Endangered Species Research 22: 225-234.

Holderby, Z.*, W. Simper*, B. Geary* and M. C. Green. 2012. Potential factors affecting nest initiation date, clutch size, and nest success in the plumage dimorphic Reddish Egret. Waterbirds 35: 437-442.

Hill, A. *, E. Palacios, and M.C. Green. 2012. Genetic diversity and population structure of North America’s rarest heron, the reddish egret (Egretta rufescens). Conservation Genetics 13: 535-543.

King, C. M.*, T. R. Simpson, J. T. Baccus, and M. C. Green. 2011. Habitat use by great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus) in urban and peri-urban habitats of San Marcos, Hays County, Texas. Bulletin of the Texas Ornithological Society. 44: 83-88.

Troy, J. R.*, N. D. Holmes, and M. C. Green. 2011. Modeling artificial light viewed by fledgling seabirds. Ecosphere 2: 1-13.

Hill, A.*, and M. C. Green. 2011. The relationship of foraging habitat availability and nest site selection for the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) in the Lower Florida Keys. Journal of Heron Biology and Conservation 1:6. [online] URL: www.HeronConservation.org/vol1/art6.

Oomen, R.A.*, M.W. Reudink, J.J. Nocera, C.M. Somers, M.C. Green and C.J. Kyle. 2011. Mitochondrial evidence for panmixia despite perceived barriers to gene flow in a widely distributed waterbird. Journal of Heredity 102: 584-592.

Green, M.C., A. Hill*, Z. Holderby*, J. Troy*, and B. Geary*. 2011. Status of breeding Reddish Egrets on Great Inagua, Bahamas with comments on breeding territoriality and the effects of hurricanes. Waterbirds 34: 213-217.

Reudink, M. W.,C. J. Kyle, J. J. Nocera, R. A. Oomen*, M. C. Green and C. M. Somers. 2011. Panmixia on a continental scale in a widely-distributed waterbird. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 102: 583-592.

Hill, A.*, and M. C. Green. 2011. Characterization of 12 polymorphic microsatellites for the Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens. Conservation Genetic Resources 3: 13-15.

Green, M.C., M.C. Luent, and P.L. Leberg. 2010. Evaluation of aerial sampling methods for the detection of waterbird colonies. Journal of Field Ornithology 81: 411-419.

Holderby, Z.P.*, M.C. Green, and T.R. Simpson. 2009. The effects of body size and roost site on winter die-off of Cave Swallows. Bulletin of Texas Ornithological Society 42: 82-86.

Green, M.C., M.C. Luent, T.C. Michot, C.W. Jeske, and P.L. Leberg. 2008. Comparison and assessment of aerial and ground estimates of waterbird colonies. Journal of Wildlife Management 72: 697-706.

Bates, E.M.*, A.M. Fedynich, B.M. Ballard, and M.C. Green. 2008. Survey of blood parasites from hatch-year Reddish Egrets along the lower Texas coast.  Bulletin of Texas Ornithological Society.  41: 4-5.

Leberg, P.L., M.C. Green, B.A. Adams, K.M. Purcell, and M.C. Luent. 2007. Response of waterbird colonies to hurricanes: Loss of individual rookeries has little effect on regional breeding populations. Animal Conservation 10: 502-508.

Green, M.C., and P.L. Leberg. 2006. Sociality among foraging Ardeidae: does plumage coloration influence nearest-neighbor spacing? American Midland Naturalist 156: 344-352.

Green, M.C., J.L. Waits, M.L. Avery, M.E. Tobin, and P.L. Leberg. 2006. Microsatellite variation of double-crested cormorant breeding populations in eastern North America. Journal of  Wildlife Management 70(2): 579-583.

Green, M.C. 2005. Plumage dimorphism in the reddish egret: does plumage coloration influence foraging habitat use and tactics? Waterbirds 28(4): 519-524.

Green, M.C., and P.L. Leberg. 2005. Influence of plumage colour on prey response: does   habitat alter heron crypsis to prey?  Animal Behaviour 70: 1203-1208.

Green, M.C., and P.L. Leberg. 2005. Flock formation and the role of plumage colouration in Ardeidae.  Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 683-693.

Leberg, P.L., M.R. Carloss, L.J. Dugas, K.L. Pilgrim, L.S. Mills, M.C. Green, and D. Scognomillo. 2004.  Recent record of a cougar (Puma concolor) in Louisiana, with notes on diet, based on analysis of fecal materials.  Southeastern Naturalist 3(4): 653-58.

Green, M.C., L.A. Harveson, and L.E. Loomis. 2001. Habitat selection by collared peccaries in Trans-Pecos, Texas.  The Southwestern Naturalist 46: 246-251.

Guthery, F.S., M.C. Green, R.E. Masters, S.J. DeMaso, H.M. Wilson, and F.B. Steubing. 2001. Land cover and bobwhite abundance on Oklahoma farms and ranches. Journal of Wildlife Management 65: 838-849.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES IN REVIEW

* Student author

Duarte, A.*, J.S. Hatfield, T.M. Swannack, M.R.J. Forstner, M.C. Green and F.W. Weckerly. In Review. Population dynamics of golden-cheeked warblers in a stochastic landscape. Ecological Modelling.

Troy, J.R.*, N.D. Holmes, T. Joyce, J.H. Behnke, and M.C. Green. In Review. Small-scale environmental characteristics associated with Newell’s Shearwater and Hawaiian Petrel burrows on Kauai. Waterbirds.

Morgan, D.*, M.C. Green, M. Morrison, T.R. Simpson. In Revision. Foraging ecology and food availability for the Black-capped Vireo. Journal of Wildlife Management.

Hill, A.* and M.C. Green. In Revision. Multiple Paternity and Offspring Sex Ratio in Reddish Egrets (Egretta rufescens). Journal of Field Ornithology

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Wilson, T. E., J. Wheeler, M. C. Green, and E. Palacios. (eds.). 2014. Reddish Egret Conservation Action Plan. Reddish Egret Conservation Planning Workshop, October 2012. Corpus Christi, TX

Simpson, T.R. and M.C. Green. 2011. Mammalian Survey of Camp Mabry Texas Army National Guard Training Site, Austin, Texas: 2008-2009. Texas Adjutant General, Austin, TX.

Weckerly, F. and M.C. Green. 2009. Annual bird survey Camp Swift, 2008-2009. Texas Adjutant General, Austin, TX.

Green, M.C. 2006. Status report and survey recommendations on the Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens).  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, GA. 37 pp.

Green, M.C, M.C. Luent, T.C. Michot, C.W. Jeske, and P.L. Leberg. 2006. Statewide wading bird and seabird nesting colony inventory, 2004-2005. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Natural Heritage Program, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Green, M.C. 2002. Reddish Egret, Species account for Southeast Region of North American Waterbird Conservation Plan.

Green, M.C. 2002. Snowy Egret, Species account for Southeast Region of North American Waterbird Conservation Plan.

Green, M.C. 2002. Roseate Spoonbill, Species account for Southeast Region of North American Waterbird Conservation Plan.

WORKSHOPS

2014:  Occupancy modeling workshop, Co-Organizer with Floyd Weckerly. Workshop was for students and faculty at University of Nuevo Leon, Monterey, Mexico.

2014:  Reddish Egret Working Group meeting, Chair of meeting. Workshop consisted of Reddish Egret Symposium and discussion of 2014 Species Conservation Plan. Workshop and Symposium brought in partners from U.S., Mexico, and Cuba. La Paz, Mexico. Nov 6-7, 2014.

2012:  Reddish Egret Working Group meeting, Co-Chair of working group and meeting. Workshop brought in partners from U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean. Corpus Christi, Texas. Oct 22-24, 2012

2006:  “Rangewide status and research needs for the Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens”, Co-Chair of workshop presented at the VII North American Ornithological Congress, Veracruz, Mexico.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

FUNDED EXTERNAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS (TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY)

2015-2016: Gulf Coast Joint Venture. Evaluation of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveying colonial waterbirds. P.I. (Co-P.I. Thom Hardy, Bill Vermillion, Steve DeMaso). ($43,809)

2015-2016: Texas Parks and Wildlife, State Wildlife Grants: Distribution of the Texas kangaroo rat (Dipodomys elator), Co-P.I. (P.I. Randy Simpson, Co-P.I. Joseph Veech, Ivan Castro-Arellano). ($107,098)

2014-2016: Texas Comptroller of Public Account: RFP No. 209g for Endangered Species Research Projects for the Black Rail, Co-P.I. (P.I. Butch Weckerly) ($199,462)

2014-2016: Texas Parks and Wildlife, Section VI Traditional Grant: Occupancy, distribution, and abundance of Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis) along the Texas Gulf Coast, P.I. (Co-P.I. Butch Weckerly) ($157,796)

2013-2014: Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Development of data clearinghouse and website for Reddish Egret Working Group ($37,000)

2012-2014: Texas Department of Transportation. Contribution of bridge-dwelling birds to bacterial water quality impairments. Co-P.I. (P.I. Ivan Castro-Arellano, Co-P.I. C. Gaedicke, M. Forstner, D. Hahn) ($388,284)

2011-2013: Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Planning and Response Program.  Biological inventory and gap analysis for the Middle and Lower Texas Coast. ($107,070)

2010-2011: Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Planning and Response Program.  Biological inventory and gap analysis for the Upper Texas Coast. ($38,916)

2010-2015: Department of the Interior: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Evaluating site fidelity, movement, and post-breeding dispersal of juvenile Reddish Egrets in Texas and Bahamas, P.I. ($86,381)

2009-2012: Department of the Interior: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Evaluating site fidelity, movement, and post-breeding dispersal of Reddish Egrets, P.I. ($60,000)

2008-2009: Texas Parks and Wildlife, Section VI Traditional Grant: Defining Areas of Potential Ocelot Habitat, Co-P.I. (P.I. Randy Simpson) ($52,513)

2008-2009:  Texas Adjunct General, Mammalian survey of Camp Mabry, Co-P.I. (P.I. Randy Simpson) ($26,735)

2008: Texas Department of Transportation, GIS model assessment of the Houston toad for areas of scheduled bridge replacements, Co-P.I. (P.I., Forstner, M.R.J.; Co-P.I., M.C. Green, and M. Fonstad) ($46,423)

2007-2008: Texas Adjunct General, Annual bird survey of Camp Swift, Co-P.I. (Floyd Weckerly, P.I.) ($35,827)

2007-2009: Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Assessment of Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) populations in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Mexican Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast (including Bahaman Islands): insights into the species’ breeding status, distribution, life history parameters, and genetic structure, P.I. ($141,384)

2007: Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program: Rookery Island Flight Line Survey Validation, P.I. ($21,000)

2006-2007:  Department of the Army, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit: Assessment of late-season nesting by black-capped vireos in response to brown-headed cowbird parasitism.  P.I. ($106,709)

2006: Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Status assessment and survey methodology for reddish egrets, P.I. ($8,174)

SERVICE

2016-present:  Vice-President/President-Elect, The Waterbird Society (elected in August 2015)

2015-present: Co-Chair, Heron Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

2014: Co-Organizer (with Floyd Weckerly) of Occupancy Modeling Workshop at University of Nuevo Leon, Monterey, Mexico.

2013: Chair, Reddish Egret Monitoring Workshop, Matamoras, Mexico.

2010-2015:  Regional Vice Chair for Heron Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature

2008-present: Co-Chair, Reddish Egret Working Group.

2005-2008: Chair, Publications Committee, The Waterbird Society.

2003-2004: Member, Membership Committee, The Waterbird Society