Joseph Veech

Joseph Veech, Ph.D

Joseph Veech, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 2000, University of Nevada, Reno
M.S., 1992, New Mexico State University
B.S., 1989, Texas A&M University



Biological Resources: Conservation and Planning (BIO 4319) 
Bird Conservation and Management (BIO 4350I) 
Habitat Ecology (BIO 4388/5388) 
Population and Conservation Biology Seminar (BIO 7120)

Research Interests

I am interested in the natural ecological and anthropogenic factors that affect patterns of species diversity and abundance within and among landscapes.  I also conduct research on the application of ecological theory and knowledge to problems in conservation ecology and environmental science.  I use a variety of research approaches including computer simulation modeling, null modeling/data randomization, meta-analysis, and field experiments.  My research on species diversity has included various types of organisms (desert rodents, grassland birds, insects, plants) such that I do not have any one particular taxonomic focus.  I have most often worked in arid and semi-arid ecosystems although I am also interested in species diversity within other types of ecosystems.

Selected Publications

Siciliano-Martina, L., D. A. Guerra, and J. A. Veech. 2023. Forelimb morphology as an adaptation for burrowing in kangaroo rat species (Genus Dipodomys) that inhabit different soil substrates. Journal of Mammalogy 104:1377-1389. 

Haney, J. W., J. A. Veech, I. Castro-Arellano, and S. R. Fritts. 2022. Museum and citizen-science data indicate contraction in the range of Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum). Herpetologica 78:102-109.

Veech, J. A. 2021. Habitat Ecology and Analysis. Oxford University Press, New York.

Veech, J. A. and G. Strona. 2021. Using network analysis to explore the role of dispersal in producing and maintaining island species-area relationships. Chapter in The Species-Area Relationship: Theory and Application, T. J. Matthews, K. Triantis, and R. Whittaker (editors). Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.

Veech, J. A. 2021. Using landscape ecology to inform effective management. Chapter in Wildlife and Landscapes: Principles and Applications for Landscape Management, D. M. Williams, C. Parent, and P. Krausman (editors). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland.

Ott, S. L., J. A. Veech, T. R. Simpson, I. Castro-Arellano, and J. Evans. 2019. Mapping potential habitat and range-wide surveying for the Texas kangaroo rat (Dipodomys elator). Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 10:619-630.

Bliss, L. M., J. A. Veech, I. Castro-Arellano, and T. R. Simpson. 2019. GIS-based habitat mapping and population estimation for the Gulf Coast kangaroo rat (Dipodomys compactus) in the Carrizo Sands Region of Texas, USA. Mammalian Biology 98:17-27.

Haverland, M. B. and J. A. Veech. 2017. Examining the occurrence of mammal species in natural areas within a rapidly urbanizing region of Texas, USA. Landscape and Urban Planning 157:221-230.

Veech, J. A. 2014. The pairwise approach to analysing species co-occurrence. Journal of Biogeography 41:1029-1035 (guest editorial).

Veech, J. A. 2013. A probabilistic model for analyzing species co-occurrence. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:252-260.

Veech, J. A. 2012. Significance testing in ecological null models. Theoretical Ecology 5:611-616. 

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