Game Bird Program
Outreach & Education
Graduate Students & Teaching
Dr. Theron Terhune advises graduate students through adjunct and courtesy appointments with academic universities. Graduate students benefit from supervision of field work on Tall Timbers and Dixie Plantations, private lands affiliated with Tall Timbers, and public lands in Florida and Georgia.
In addition to student advisement, Dr. Terhune also occasional teaches geospatial solutions, Python programming, Upland Game Ecology and Software in Population Analysis.
Adjunct and Courtesy Faculty Associations
- Auburn University, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
- Clemson University, College or Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
- Delaware State University, College of Agriculture, Science and Technology
- Mississippi State University, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
- Texas Tech University, Department of Natural Resources and Management
- University of Delaware, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
- University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
- University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
- University of Tennessee Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
The Game Bird Program hires interns throughout the year to assist with on-going research projects both for the lab and graduate students. Please see the Internships page for the last internship opportunities.
Outreach & Extension
Fall Field Days and Seminars – We host an annual fall field day event at various plantations in the Red Hills, Albany and Carolina regions. Field day participants receive an overview of management practices unique to the host property, an update on the current season’s quail hatch, learn about latest bobwhite research, and experience a guided field tour.
Our Game Bird seminar is a technical series hosted once every 5 or 10 years to disseminate management information learned from research over the previous decade with a formal presentations and a field tour.
Land Managers Luncheons – we hold 2 – 3 short, half-day events per year that offer land managers, landowners, and biologists detailed information on a specific topic (e.g., managing non-native plants or GIS mapping or hog control).
Site Visitation – As a service to our members, we conduct site visitations on privately owned properties to provide science-based advice for managing bobwhite. Depending on the level of need and commitment to the Game Bird Program we also offer detailed management plans, population monitoring and analysis, and training. Contact Dr. Theron Terhune for more details.
Quail Call Newsletter – We distribute an annual newsletter, electronic and hard-copy, to all members and Game Bird Program supporters. The newsletter details program highlights, research updates, factoids and findings fresh from the field, and management recommendations gleaned from the completion of recent research. Click here to subscribe to the annual Quail Call newsletter.