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Miguel A. Mora, Ph.D.



Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis.

M.S. Ecology, University of California, Davis.

B.S. Biochemical Engineering, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, D.F.


Professor, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC), and

Intercollegiate Faculty of Toxicology, TAMU

Adjunct Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, TAMU

Adjunct Professor, Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, Texas Tech University.

A&M Sloan Mentor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Ecotoxicology, avian ecology


Associate Editor: Ecotoxicology (2009-Date)

Editorial Board Member: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (1994-1996, 2007-2012).

Board Member SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) North America (2008-2010).

Board Member SETAC World Council (2009-2013).

Current (2014-2016) and past member (2002-2004) Board of Directors, SACNAS(Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science).


2013 SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award.

Fellow, American Ornithologists’ Union.

Podcast La Clara Voz de la Ciencia, Aplomado Falcon research

Current Research Projects:

  1. Impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on northern bobwhite populations in Texas.

  2. Assessment of the potential impacts of harmful algal blooms on aquatic birds from Lake Taihu, China, and Brazos River Lakes in Central Texas.

  3. Impacts of agricultural pesticides and persistent organic pollutants on neotropical migrant birds during migration.

  4. Use of simulation models for predicting impacts of pesticides on migrant birds.

  5. Changes in stable isotopes in breast feathers and relationships with post-release survival of the endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken and greater prairie chicken in the USA.

  6. An Assessment of Mercury Contamination in Fish and Wildlife of Lake Chapala:
    Implications for Human and Environmental Health.

  7. Assessing avian contributions to Escherichia coli and nutrient loads in Watershed Protection Plan priority areas.

Graduate Students:

A. Maldonado, J. Telesford, Z. Torres, C. Sandoval, B. Sabin

Online application for prospective students:

Pathways to the Doctorate Fellowships:


WFSC 639. Wildlife Ecotoxicology

WFSC 439. Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology

WFSC 628. Wetland Ecology and Pollution

WFSC 304. Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation


Phone: (979) 845-5775


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