Floyd (“Butch”) Weckerly is an Associate Professor of Biology at Texas State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Eastern New Mexico University, a Ph.D from the University of Memphis, and he did a post doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in population ecology and management and he has worked with large mammals, endangered songbirds, and karst invertebrates. He has over 60 publications and has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Mammalogy and the Southwestern Naturalist. He has also served on committees for state and federal resource agencies on Biodiversity and the status and recovery of the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler. In his career Floyd has taught a variety of courses in wildlife ecology and conservation, zoology, and applied statistics. At Texas State University he teaches graduate level courses in Applied Statistics and Experimental Design and the Natural History and Conservation of Large Mammals.