Jim Mueller, Ph.D.

I&M Zone Biologist, Central and East Texas
phone: 512-810-9763
email: jim_mueller at fws.gov

“I&M gives refuge managers and biologists an opportunity to think and plan. Sure, this is supposed to always be happening, but we have a tendency to try to do too many things. I&M is the framework to refocus on the highest priorities for each refuge and ensure that data will be available for evaluating achievement of those priorities.”

Refuges:
Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Caddo Lake NWR, Little Sandy NWR, Neches River NWR, Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR, Trinity River NWR

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives:
Gulf Coast Prairie LCC, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks LCC

Current Projects:

  • Abundance and distribution of golden-cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos.
  • Management of juniper-oak woodlands
  • Reclamation and management of native prairies

Education:
Ph.D., 1999, Texas Tech University, Wildlife Science
M.S., 1990, Texas A&M University, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
B.S. 1987, Texas A&M University, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Publications:
Ferro, P. J., M. E. Morrow, J. P. Flanagan, B. Ortego, R. E. Chester, J. M. Mueller, and B. Lupiani. 2017. Wild birds a source of reticuloendotheliosis virus infection for the endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri)? Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53. DOI: 10.7589/2016-07-169. get pdf

Reidy, J. L., F. R. Thompson, C. Schwope, S. Rowin, and J. M. Mueller. 2016. Effects of prescribed fire on fuels, vegetation, and golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) demographics in Texas juniper-oak woodlands. Forest Ecology and Management 376:96-106. get pdf

Sesnie, S. E., J. M. Mueller, S. E. Lehnen, S. M. Rowin, J. L. Reidy, and F.R. Thompson III. 2016. Airborne laser altimetry and multispectral imagery for modeling golden-cheeked warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia) density. Ecosphere 7(3):e01220. 10.1002/ecs2.1220. get pdf

Bryson, R. W., Jr., J. M. Mueller, and D. Lazcano. 2009. Observations on the thermal ecology of montane rattlesnakes. Pages 287-290 in Biology of the Rattlesnakes (W. K. Hayes, K. R. Beaman, M. D. Cardwell, and S. P. Bush, editors). Loma Linda University Press, Loma Linda, California, USA. get pdf

Whiting, M. J., J. R. Dixon, B. D Greene, J. M. Mueller, O. W. Thornton, Jr., J. S Hatfield, J. D. Nichols, and J. E. Hines. 2008. Population dynamics of the Concho water snake. Copeia 2008:438-445.get pdf

Bahm, M. A., J. M. Mueller, and A. R. Sides. 2008. Inventory of terrestrial mammals at Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 53:85-90. get pdf

Leavett, D. J., J. M. Mueller, and C. M. Ritzi. 2007. Phrynosoma cornutum. Winter activity. Herpetological Review 38:80.get pdf

Harveson, L. A., T. H. Allen, F. Hernandez, D. A. Holdermann, J. M. Mueller, and M. S. Whitley. 2007. Montezuma quail. Pages 23-39 in Texas Quails: Ecology and Management (L. Brennan, editor), Texas A&M University Press, College Station.get pdf

Burton, J. P., and J. M. Mueller. 2006. Chihuahuan raven (Corvus cryptoleucus) reproductive success and nest spacing in the southern High Plains of Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 51:48-51.get pdf

Mueller, J. M., and C. B. Dabbert. 2002. Relationship between triglycerides, body mass, and reproduction of northern bobwhites. Pages 221-224 in Quail V: Proceedings of the Fifth National Quail Symposium (S. J. Demaso, W. P. Kuvlesky, Jr., F. Hernandez, and M. E. Burger, editors), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin.get pdf

Bryson, R. W., Jr., and J. M. Mueller. 2002. New county records of amphibians and reptiles from Texas. Herpetological Review 33:229.

Dabbert, C. B., R. B. Mitchell, J. M. Mueller, A. R. Forbes, and J. H. Treadway. 2002. Northern bobwhite and red imported fire ant interactions in the Texas Coastal Prairie. Southwestern Entomologist 25(Supplement):105-110.

Forbes, A. R., C. B. Dabbert, R. B. Mitchell, and J. M. Mueller. 2002. Does habitat management for northern bobwhite benefit the red imported fire ant? Pages 135-139 in Quail V: Proceedings of the Fifth National Quail Symposium (S. J. Demaso, W. P. Kuvlesky, Jr., F. Hernandez, and M. E. Burger, editors), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin.

Mueller, J. M., C. B. Dabbert, and A. R. Forbes. 2001. Negative effects of imported fire ants on deer: the “increased movement” hypothesis. Texas Journal of Science 53:87-90.

Bryson, R. W., Jr., and J. M. Mueller. 2001. Crotalus lepidus lepidus (mottled rock rattlesnake). In Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 32:122.

Forbes, A. R., J. M. Mueller, R. B. Mitchell, C. B. Dabbert, and D. B. Wester. 2000. Accuracy of red imported fire ant mound density estimates. Southwestern Entomologist 25:109-112.

Lederle, P. E., J. M. Mueller, and E. A. Holt. 2000. Raptor surveys in southcentral Nevada, 1991-1995. Journal of Raptor Research 34:133-136.get pdf

Mueller, J. M., C. B. Dabbert, S. Demarais, and A. R. Forbes. 1999. Northern bobwhite chick mortality caused by red imported fire ants. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:1291-1298.get pdf

Dabbert, C. B., and J. M. Mueller. 1999. Northern bobwhite and red imported fire ants: What evidence do we have? Pages 117-123 in Preserving Texas’ Quail Heritage into the 21st Century (K. Cearley, editor), Texas Agricultural Extension Service Publication SP-60, College Station.

Greene, B. D., J. R. Dixon, M. J. Whiting, and J. M. Mueller. 1999. Reproductive ecology of the Concho water snake, Nerodia harteri paucimaculata. Copeia 1999:701-709.get pdf

Mueller, J. M. 1998. Rana areolata areolata (southern crawfish frog). In Geographic Distribution. Herpetological Review 29:247.

Mueller, J. M., K. R. Sharp, K. K. Zander, D. L. Rakestraw, K. R. Rautenstrauch, and P. E. Lederle. 1998. Size-specific fecundity of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Journal of Herpetology 32:313-319.get pdf

Mueller, J. M., and D. L. Rakestraw. 1995. Evaluation of a new miniature temperature data logger. Herpetological Review 26:22-23.

Holt, E. A., and J. M. Mueller. 1995. Monitoring raven abundance at Yucca Mountain. Proceedings of the Desert Tortoise Council Symposium 1994:125-129.

Greene, B. D., J. R. Dixon, J. M. Mueller, M. J. Whiting, and O. W. Thornton, Jr. 1994. Feeding ecology of the Concho water snake, Nerodia harteri paucimaculata. Journal of Herpetology 28:165-172.

Rautenstrauch, K. R., M. K. Cox, T. B. Doerr, R. A. Green, J. M. Mueller, T. P. O’Farrell, and D. L. Rakestraw. 1991. Management and research of desert tortoises for the Yucca Mountain Project. Pages 1449-1455 in Proceedings of the High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, American Nuclear Society, La Grange Park, Illinois, and American Society of Civil Engineers, New York.

Mueller, J. M., and M. J. Whiting. 1989. Masticophis flagellum testaceus (western coachwhip). Predation. In Life History Notes. Herpetological Review 20:72-73.

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