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Jon T. McRoberts

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Texas Tech University

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3601 4Th Street Room #2A206

Lubbock, Texas,79430

United States

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Project Coordinator and Wildlife Researcher

University of Missouri


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Jon McRoberts comes from agrarian roots in Lewis County, Missouri and was the sixth generation to grow up on the family farm.
McRoberts moved to Columbia, Missouri as a young man and in 2001 entered the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. During his time at Mizzou McRoberts participated in undergraduate research, was involved in a number of university and community activities, helped care for two captive river otters, and spent 8 months studying wildlife management in South Africa. McRoberts graduated in 2005 with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and was named The Outstanding Graduating Senior in the department. After college he spent time working in China with the Smithsonian Institution researching giant panda reproduction and conservation. McRoberts currently attends Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas as a graduate student working on his doctoral degree in wildlife science. He is a Chancellor's Graduate Fellow and is involved with a variety of research projects ranging from wind-energy conservation efforts to developing aerial survey methodology to detect wildlife. McRoberts hopes to ultimately return to Missouri and work in the field of natural resources management. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, following Missouri Tiger sports, and spending time on the family farm.


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Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation and Wind Development in the Texas Panhandle - Jon T. McRoberts, Texas Tech University


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"It's a proactive approach to manage the deer herd more effectively that will benefit all Missourians," said Jon McRoberts, a postdoctoral research associate with the University of Missouri who is helping oversee the project.
"The project is not something that's being done for a select group. If it can be managed to effectively reflect what people want and what's environmentally sound, then it's going to be a good situation for everybody...It just allows for a more complete understanding of what might happen," McRoberts said. Eight counties, one goal Starting this past January, a team led by McRoberts, graduate student Chloe Wright and MDC deer biologist Emily Flinn, has been conducting research by collaring and tracking both male and female deer of all ages in two four-county areas in the northern glaciated plains in northwest Missouri (Andrew, DeKalb, Gentry and Nodaway counties) Missouri and the in the Ozarks in south central Missouri (Douglas, Howell, Texas and Wright). "Without that private land cooperation, we wouldn't be able to do this study," McRoberts said of the partnerships his team has formed with farmers and landowners. Hunting season started back up on Sept. 15, and McRoberts and Flinn both emphasized that hunters should not let whether a deer has a collar on it to affect their actions. "The response that we would hope for is that the hunter pretends that the collar isn't even there," added McRoberts. If a hunter does harvest a marked deer, he or she is asked to contact the number on the collar or tag as soon possible. McRoberts said that although the GPS technology that the tracking system the team uses has been around for about a decade, its current form of lighter weight usability only came into the market a few years ago. "For the work we're trying to do, it's pretty revolutionary. It's a game changer with the quality of data that we receive with these collars," McRoberts said recently at his desk while looking at the movements of a young male deer in Gentry County. Page 3 of 3 - The collar, which weighs a scant 825 grams (1.8 pounds), records the coordinates of the animal every five hours. Each recording is marked on his computer screen as a brown dot, allowing him to easily see that this particular deer has traveled approximately 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles) since being tagged in January. By zooming in, McRoberts can also see that the specimen has been fond of traveling up a down a certain timberline that is surrounded by farmland. "It's pretty amazing how far he's moving," McRoberts said. It wasn't that long ago that McRoberts did his research as a graduate student at Texas Tech University using the less reliable methods of compass bearings and VHF equipment, waiting outside for the strongest signal beep of an antenna. "Using the past VHF methods, we wouldn't be able to locate this deer," he said. "With this, I can sit here and drink coffee and know exactly where this animal is going with a much, much higher degree of accuracy." Coming home After earning his undergraduate degree from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources in 2005, McRoberts returned to Columbia a week after defending his doctorate dissertation at Texas Tech in August 2014 to help oversee the project. "You don't have a normal day," McRoberts said.


nationalwind.org

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation and Wind Development in the Texas Panhandle - Jon T. McRoberts, Texas Tech University


confedmo.org

Speaker Biographies - Jon McRoberts
Jon McRoberts comes from agrarian roots in Lewis County, Missouri and was the sixth generation to grow up on the family farm. McRoberts moved to Columbia, Missouri as a young man and in 2001 entered the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. During his time at Mizzou McRoberts participated in undergraduate research, was involved in a number of university and community activities, helped care for two captive river otters, and spent 8 months studying wildlife management in South Africa. McRoberts graduated in 2005 with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and was named The Outstanding Graduating Senior in the department. After college he spent time working in China with the Smithsonian Institution researching giant panda reproduction and conservation. McRoberts currently attends Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas as a graduate student working on his doctoral degree in wildlife science. He is a Chancellor's Graduate Fellow and is involved with a variety of research projects ranging from wind-energy conservation efforts to developing aerial survey methodology to detect wildlife. McRoberts hopes to ultimately return to Missouri and work in the field of natural resources management. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, following Missouri Tiger sports, and spending time on the family farm.


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