1. Staff

Stephen Webb, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Webb joined the Noble Research Institute in 2012. Webb was funded by Noble Research Institute during his Ph.D. while at Mississippi State University, where he studied spatial ecology and genetics of white-tailed deer.

Prior to joining Noble Research Institute, Webb worked as a research associate and field supervisor for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, where he studied behavior and spatial ecology of white-tailed deer, bobcats and ocelots. He also worked as a quantitative ecologist for a natural resource consulting firm based in Laramie, Wyoming, where he studied and oversaw research projects on elk, mule deer, greater sage-grouse and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Projects focused on spatial and landscape ecology of wildlife behavior across broad spatial extents.

Webb was born and raised in the central Texas town of Round Rock.

Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Wildlife Science, Mississippi State University, 2009
  • Master of Science in Range and Wildlife Management, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Range and Wildlife Management, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 2001
Certifications
  • Certified Wildlife Biologist®, The Wildlife Society
  • Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification
Honors
  • Book Review Editor, Journal of Wildlife Management, The Wildlife Society
  • Associate Editor, Rangeland Ecology and Management (a journal of the Society for Range Management)
Professional Memberships
  • Animal Behavior Society
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Boone and Crockett Club
  • British Ecological Society
  • International Association of Landscape Ecologists
  • International Society of Zoological Sciences
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Oklahoma Chapter
    • Texas Chapter
  • Texas Wildlife Association
  • Quality Deer Management Association
Grants

Project Title: “Thinking Like a Mountain” to Improve Animal Production Systems: Ecology, Energy Budgets, and Mechanistic Models
Source: USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
Term: 2018-2021

Project Title: Feral Pig Use of Pecan Orchards: Implications on Damage, Depredation, and Human and Environmental Health
Source: Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Specialty Crop Block Grant
Term: 2017-2018

Patents

Method and system for estimating antler, horn, and pronghorn size of an animal. S. Demarais, B.K. Strickland, J.J. Flinn, and S.L. Webb. U.S. patent number: 8,483,446 (Pub. Date: July 9, 2013).