Ecological Research Group
The Meadows Center’s Ecological Research Group manages projects related to habitat restoration, species conservation, environmental stewardship, and everything in between. We are dedicated to protecting, preserving, and understanding the natural resources of Texas.
Our skilled team, comprised of staff biologists and technicians, brings expertise in aquatic resources and education. We specialize in field-based research techniques, particularly those pertaining to inland waters. We regularly navigate streams to collect data on discharge, bathymetry, mark-recapture tracking, collection of aquatic organisms, and aquatic vegetation restoration. We also have extensive experience gathering aerial imagery using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in both urban and remote regions of Texas.
Many of the Ecological Research Group’s projects involve collaboration with a diverse group of government agencies, institutions, and private companies. We value these relationships and are always eager to explore new collaborations. Our doors are always open to discuss future opportunities; please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is tasked with the restoration of aquatic habitat within the Upper San Marcos River as a contractor of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan and an entity of Texas State University. Specifically, the Habitat Field Crew, our team of trained technicians, is responsible for controlling non-native aquatic vegetation, enhancing Texas Wild-rice, and mitigating floating vegetation mats that accumulate on native submerged aquatic plants in the river. These dedicated individuals also play a pivotal role in developing and implementing ecological research projects. Working hand-in-hand with staff biologists, crew members use specialized techniques to expand our scientific knowledge about streams in Texas.
The Habitat Field Crew is not just a job; it’s about cultivating real-world experience that prepares students for future careers in biology-related fields. Many former crew members started their careers in wildlife and conservation right here on the team. If you are interested in volunteer or employment opportunities, we encourage you to contact us at email@example.com.