As an extension assistant with the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, James supports the Institute’s extension and outreach efforts for various programs and projects.
Prior to joining the institute, Andy was a research associate for the Borderlands Research Institute, leading white-tailed deer and mule deer research in west Texas. Research projects covered movements, habitat use, antler development and survival of both species. He was also associated with several restoration efforts for bighorn sheep and pronghorn conducted in the Trans-Pecos.
James also spent nearly two years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service as a range management specialist in several counties of the panhandle region of Texas.
Andy received a bachelor of science in Rangeland Ecology & Management at Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Sul Ross State University.