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Erin M. Wehland, Ph.D., Waterfowl Specialist


Research Focus
Waterfowl ecology and management, habitat conservation

- Ph.D. Wildlife Science, Texas A&M   University-Kingsville
- M.S. Range and Wildlife Science,   Texas A&M University-Kingsville
- B.S. Natural Resources, University of   Nebraska-Lincoln

Contact information:

Erin M. Wehland, Ph.D.
Waterfowl Specialist

Erin Wehland joined WDFW in 2013 as the statewide Waterfowl Specialist.  She is focused on waterfowl ecology, management, and habitat conservation.  Erin received her B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   She obtained an M.S. in Range and Wildlife from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and continued on to earn a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science investigating survival and post-breeding habitat of mottled ducks along the western Gulf Coast.

Current Research

Selected Publications

  • Wehland, E. M.  2006.  Genetic variation among south Texas populations of northern bobwhite.  M. S. Thesis, Texas A&M University–Kingsville.

  • Campbell, T.A., R.W. DeYoung, E.M.Wehland, L.I. Grassman, D.B. Long, J. Delgado-Acevedo. 2008. Feral swine exposure to selected viral and bacterial pathogens in southern Texas.  Journal of Swine Health and Production 16: 312–315.

  • Wehland, E. M.  2012.  Survival and Post-breeding Habitat Use of Mottled Ducks in the Western Gulf Coast.  Dissertation, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

  • Tri, A. N., J.P. Sands, M.C. Buelow, D. Williford, E.M. Wehland, J.A. Larson, K.A. Brazil, J.B. Hardin, F. Hernandez, L.A. Brennan. 2012. Impacts of weather on northern bobwhite sex ratios, body mass, and annual production in South Texas. Journal of Wildlife Management  77:579-586.