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Meet the Fisheries and Wildlife Faculty

Elisabeth (Lisa) Webb, Ph.D.

Elisabeth (Lisa) Webb, Ph.D.

Assistant Cooperative Professor


  • Ph.D., 2006, Texas Tech University


  • Waterfowl Ecology and Management, Migration Ecology and Habitat Use of Water Birds, Wetland Ecology, Conservation and Management

Research Summary

  • The focus of Webb’s waterfowl and wetland ecology research program is to quantify the factors that influence habitat quality, use and body condition of wetland birds during migration.
  • Current topics that Webb and her graduate students are researching include:1) Factors influencing body condition and nutrient reserves of waterfowl during spring migration; 2) Energetic carrying capacity and water bird use of WRP lands in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley 3)Effects of the Light Goose Conservation Order on waterfowl behavior and habitat use during spring migration 4) Assessing wetland habitat quality for water birds using plasma metabolite concentrations

Selected Publications

  • Dinges, A.J., E.B. Webb, M.P. Vrtiska, C.H. Nilon, and S.A. Wilhelm Stanis. In press. Migratory bird hunter opinions regarding future management strategies for controlling light goose populations.
  • Kesler, D.C., A.H Raedeke, J.R. Foggia, W.S. Beatty, E.B.Webb, D.D. Humburg, and L.W. Naylor. In press. Effects of satellite transmitters on captive and free-ranging mallards
  • Beatty, W. S., D. C. Kesler, E. B. Webb, A. H. Raedeke, L. W. Naylor, and D. D. Humburg. 2013. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to identifying migration chronology in a continental migrant. PLoS ONE 8(10):e75673.
  • Tidwell, P.R., E.B. Webb, M.P. Vrtiska, and A.A. Bishop. 2013. Diet and food selection of female mallards and blue-winged teal during spring migration. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:63-74.
  • Olmstead, V.G., E.B. Webb, and R.W. Johnson. 2013. Moist-soil seed biomass and species richness on Wetland reserve Program easements in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wetlands 33:197-206.
  • Webb, E.B. and R.W. Johnson. 2010.
    Effects of Mechanical Manipulation and Time on Lead Pellet Distribution in Wetlands. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Webb, E.B., L.M. Smith, M. Vrtiska, and T.G. LaGrange. 2010.
    Community Structure of Wetland Birds During Spring Migration Through the Rainwater Basin. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:765-777.
  • Webb, E.B., L.M. Smith, M. Vrtiska, and T.G. LaGrange. 2010.
    Effects of Local and Landscape Variables on Wetland Bird Habitat Use During Migration Through the Rainwater Basin. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:109-119.
  • *Brennan, E.K., L.M. Smith, D.A. Haukos, and T.G. LaGrange. 2005.
    Short-term Response of Wetland Birds to Prescribed Burning in Rainwater Basin Wetlands. Wetlands 25:667-674.
    * former name