Daniel Saenz

Daniel  Saenz
Daniel Saenz 
Name: Daniel Saenz 
Title: Research Wildlife Biologist
Unit: Southern Pine Ecology (4159)
Phone: 936-569-7981 Ext. 4006
Fax: 936-569-9681 - Location Fax
E-Mail: dsaenz@fs.fed.us


Location Information

USDA-Forest Service
Southern Research Station

506 Hayter Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
Same as above


Research Information


  • B.S. Stephen F. Austin State University, Biology
  • M.S. Stephen F. Austin State University, Biology
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

Current Research:

My research focuses primarily on basic amphibian ecology and the impacts of forest management practices on amphibian communities. The long-range goals of my research are:
  • To determine the impacts of various forest management practices (including fragmentation) on amphibians
  • To determine likely consequences of climatic changes on amphibians
  • To develop guidelines for managing southern forest ecosystems to ensure healthy populations of amphibians
  • To develop and evaluate alternative monitoring protocols for amphibians
  • To develop and validate predictive habitat relationship models for amphibians.

Collaborative Research:

  • The occurrence and impacts of the pathogenic fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, on amphibian populations in the West Gulf Coastal Plain (Cooperative with Dr. Matt Kwiatkowski, Stephen F. Austin State University)
  • Top-down effects on aquatic community composition and trophic interactions (Cooperative with Dr. Volker Rudolf, Rice University)
  • Rethinking paradigms in larval anuran communities: the roles of larval development, predator-prey interactions, and phylogeny in determining community composition (Cooperative with Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, Texas A&M University)

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