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GARRETT, GARY P

Gary P Garrett

Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV (4208)
Department of Integrative Biology


Physical and postal address: University of Texas, Texas Natural History Collections 10100 Burnet Rd., PRC176/R4000 Austin, Texas 78758-4445
garygarrett@utexas.edu

Phone: 830-377-5770

Office Location
LSF 1.332

Ph.D., Zoology (Ichthyology), The University of Texas at Austin, 1981

Dissertation:  Variation in Reproductive Strategy in the Pecos Pupfish, Cyprinodon pecosensis.  Major Professor:  Dr. Clark Hubbs

From 2009 – 2013, I was the Director of the Watershed Conservation Program of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  From 1982 - 2008, I worked as a Conservation Biologist in the Research Division of TPWD at the Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center.  My interests are centered on the conservation of natural resources in Texas and I have authored more than 85 scientific publications on the subject.  I have served as the Chairman of the Desert Fishes Council, President of the Texas Organization for Endangered Species, President of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Editor of the Proceedings of the Desert Fishes Council, Editor of the Proceedings of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and Associate Editor for the Southwestern Association of Naturalists. 

I am a member of the USFWS Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Recovery Team, the Southern Edwards Aquifer Species Recovery Team, and Team Leader of the Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team.  I am also a Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science, a Research Fellow at The University of Texas, Visiting Professor at Texas A&M University, Adjunct Professor at Texas State University and on the Board of Scientists of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.  

Representative Publications

 Carson, E.W., A.H. Hanna, G.P. Garrett, J.R. Gibson, and J.R. Gold. 2010. Conservation genetics of cyprinid fishes (Genus Dionda) in Southwestern North America. II. Expansion of the known range of the manantial roundnose minnow, Dionda argentosa. The Southwestern Naturalist 55:576–58.

Carson, E.W., A.H. Hanna, G.P. Garrett, R.J. Edwards and J.R. Gold. 2014. Conservation genetics of cyprinid fishes in the upper Nueces River basin in Central Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 59:1–8.

CEC. 2014. Conservation assessment for the Big Bend-Río Bravo region: A binational collaborative approach to conservation. M.D. Wesson, C. Hallmich, J. Bennett, C. Sifuentes Lugo, A. Garcia, A.M. Roberson, J. Karges and G.P. Garrett, editors. Montreal QC: Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 106 pp.

Echelle, A.A., M.L. Lozano Vilano, S. Baker, W.D. Wilson, A.F. Echelle, G.P. Garrett and R.J. Edwards. 2013. Conservation genetics of Gambusia krumholzi (Teleostei: Poeciliidae) with assessment of the species status of G. clarkhubbsi and hybridization with G. speciosa. Copeia 2013:72–79.

Edwards, R.J. and G. P. Garrett. 2006. Aspects of the life history of the San Felipe gambusia, Gambusia clarkhubbsi:  Habitat utilization patterns.  (Aspectos de la historia de vida del Gambusino de San Felipe, Gambusia clarkhubbsi: Patrones de utilización del hábitat.) Pp. 40-46 in: Studies of North American Desert Fishes in Honor of E. P. (Phil) Pister, Conservationist (M.L. Lozano-Vilano and A.J. Contreras-Balderas, eds.), Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Edwards, R. J., G. P. Garrett and N. L. Allan. 2004. Aquifer-dependent fishes of the Edwards Plateau region.  in: R. E. Mace, E. S. Angle, W. F. Mullican, III, editors. Aquifers of the Edwards Plateau.  Report 360, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas.  Proceedings of Aquifers of the Edwards Plateau Symposium, February 2004, San Angelo, Texas.  Chapter 13. Pp. 253-267. 

Edwards, R. J., G. P. Garrett, and E. Marsh-Matthews.  2002.  An ecological analysis of fish communities inhabiting the Río Conchos basin. In Ma. De Lourdes Lozano-Vilano (ed.),  Libro Jubilar en Honor al Dr. Salvador Contreras Balderas.  Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Pp. 43-61. 

Fleming, B.P., G.P. Garrett and N.T. Smith. 2015. Reducing Hybridization and Introgression in Wild Populations of Guadalupe Bass through Supplemental Stocking. Pages 537-547 in M.D. Tringali, J.M. Long, T.W. Birdsong, and M.S. Allen, editors. Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium  82. Bethesda, Maryland.

Garrett, G. P. 2002. Behavioral modification of angling vulnerability in largemouth bass through selective breeding. Pages 387-392 in D. P. Philipp and M. S. Ridgway, editors. Black Bass: ecology, conservation, and management. American Fisheries Society, Symposium  31, Bethesda, Maryland.

Garrett, G. P. 2004. Community involvement – A more comprehensive approach to recovering endangered species. Sada, D.W., and Sharpe, S.E. (eds). Conference Proceedings, Spring-fed Wetlands: Important Scientific and Cultural Resources of the Intermountain Region, May 7-9, 2002, Las Vegas, NV. DHS Publication No. 41210.

Garrett, G.P., T.W. Birdsong, M.G. Bean and R. McGillicuddy. 2015. Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative. Pages 635-657 in M.D. Tringali, J.M. Long, T.W. Birdsong, and M.S. Allen, editors. Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium  82. Bethesda, Maryland.

Garrett, G. P. and R. J. Edwards. 2003. New species of Gambusia (Cyprinodontiformes: Poeciliidae) from Del Rio, Texas. Copeia 2003:783-788.

Garrett, G.P., and R.J. Edwards. 2014. Changes in fish populations in the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande. In: C.A. Hoyt & J. Karges (editors). Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on the Natural Resources of the Chihuahuan Desert Region. October 14–17. Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Fort Davis, TX. pp. 396–408. http://cdri.org/publications/proceedings-of-the-symposium-on-the-natural-resources-of-the-chihuahuan-desert-region/

Garrett, G. P., R. J. Edwards and C. Hubbs. 2004. Discovery of a new population of Devils River minnow (Dionda diaboli), with implications for conservation of the species. The Southwestern Naturalist 49:435-441.

Garrett, G. P., C. Hubbs and R. J. Edwards. 2005. Threatened fishes of the world: Cyprinodon eximius Girard 1859 (Cyprinodontidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 72:98.

Hanna, A.H., K.W. Conway, E.W. Carson, G.P. Garrett, and J.R. Gold. 2013. Conservation genetics of an undescribed species of Dionda (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Rio Grande drainage in western Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist 58:35-40.

Hubbs, C., R. J. Edwards and G. P. Garrett. 2008. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science.  Available from:  http://www.texasacademyofscience.org/

Koppelman, J. B. and G. P. Garrett. 2002. Distribution, biology, and conservation of the rare black bass species. Pages 333-341 in D. P. Philipp and M. S. Ridgway, editors. Black Bass: ecology, conservation, and management. American Fisheries Society, Symposium  31, Bethesda, Maryland.

Lewis, R.H., N.L. Allan, S.B. Stoops, G.P. Garrett, C.W. Kroll, J. West, and R. Deaton. 2013. Status of the endangered Pecos Gambusia (Gambusia nobilis) and Comanche Springs Pupfish (Cyprinodon elegans) in Phantom Lake Spring, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 58:234–238

Lutz-Carrillo, D., C. Thibodeaux, M. Elliott, N.A. Rathjen, C. Kittel, L.T. Fries, and G.P. Garrett. 2015. Inferred Reproductive Behavior of Captive Guadalupe Bass. in M.D. Tringali, J.M. Long, T.W. Birdsong, and M.S. Allen, editors. Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium  82. Bethesda, Maryland.

Sanchez JL, Stoops SB, Allan N, Cureton JC II, Garrett GP, Kroll CW, Lewis RH, Marsh-Matthews, E, West J, Deaton R. 2013. Current distribution of the introduced largespring gambusia, Gambusia geiseri. Southwestern Naturalist 58:497–502.

Stoops, S. B., P. Fleming, G.P. Garrett, and R. Deaton. 2013. Gonopodial structures revisited: Variation in genital morphology within and across four populations of the western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) in Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist 58:97–101.