Jacob Owen specializes in endangered and threatened species, with an emphasis on ecological research. His experience includes natural resource management and monitoring (terrestrial and aquatic), implementation and administration of HCP’s and CCAA’s, bio monitoring, mitigation, data collection and interpretation, and regulatory compliance. Threatened and endangered species he has worked with include freshwater mussels, Houston toad (Anaxyrus houstonensis), Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum), Austin blind salamander (Eurycea waterlooensis), Fountain Darter (Etheostoma fonticola), karst invertebrate species, black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla), and golden-cheek warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia). Additional species of interest include the dunes sagebrush lizard, spot-tailed earless lizard, Brazos water snake, and Texas horned lizard. Jacob has extensive experience in population and community level ecology and has conducted numerous mark and recapture studies of reptile and amphibian populations. In addition, he has conducted and managed numerous avian point counts, mortality studies, nest surveys, resighting, and other avian-focused research concerning natural resources. He is familiar with most standard field equipment used to conduct scientific studies, and his expertise includes Kestrel; Trimble, GPS and GIS technologies; devices used to trap and collect mammals, fishes and freshwater mussels, reptiles, and amphibians; and radio telemetry equipment. Jacob is also experienced in experimental design and data analysis in ecological and biological contexts. He holds a MS in biology from Tarleton State University and a BS in wildlife biology from Texas State University.