Kendall R. Blanchard

Kendall R. Blanchard
Texas Tech University | TTU · Institute of Environmental and Human Health

B.S. Wildlife Conservation

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Introduction
Kendall R. Blanchard currently works at Texas Tech University in the Department of Environmental Toxicology. Kendall does research in Wildlife Biology, Disease Ecology, Biotechnology, and Ecotoxicology.
Education
June 2017 - May 2019
Texas Tech University
Field of study
  • Environmental Toxicology
August 2012 - May 2016
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Field of study
  • Wildlife Conservation

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Publications (12)
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The potential of parasites to affect host abundance has been a topic of heated contention within the scientific community for some time, with many maintaining that issues such as habitat loss are more important in regulating wildlife populations than diseases. This is in part due to the difficulty in detecting and quantifying the consequences of di...
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Background: Oxyspirura petrowi (Spirurida: Thelaziidae), a heteroxenous nematode of birds across the USA, may play a role in the decline of the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West Texas. Previous molecular studies suggest that crickets, grasshoppers and cockroaches serve as potential intermediate hosts of...
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Helminth parasites have been a popular research topic due to their global prevalence and adverse effects on livestock and game species. The Northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), a popular game bird in the USA, is one species subject to helminth infection and has been experiencing a decline of > 4% annually over recent decades. In the Rolling Pla...
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The Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) is an important gamebird among hunters that has been experiencing a nationwide decline for N 50 yr. In West Texas, one of the last regions to experience this downward trend, research on bobwhite populations has focused on habitat variables and, increasingly, on parasitic infection. In bobwhite, two...
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Over the last few decades, there has been a decline in Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) throughout their native range. While there are various factors that may be influencing this decline, it is suggested that parasites should be taken into consideration as a potential contributor in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion. High prevalence of the...
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The northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) is a popular gamebird in the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of West Texas. However, there has been a population decline in this area over recent decades. Consistent reports indicate a high prevalence of the eyeworm (Oxyspirura petrowi) and caecal worm (Aulonocephalus pennula), which may be of major influe...
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Northern bobwhite quail ( Colinus virginianus ), a popular gamebird among hunters, have been declining over recent decades in the Rolling Plains ecoregion. Investigations in the past few years have revealed a high prevalence of eyeworms ( Oxyspirura petrowi ) and caecal worms ( Aulonocephalus pennula ) in this ecoregion, prompting a need to better...
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Oxyspirura petrowi is a heteroxenous nematode found in northern bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus ) of the Rolling Plains ecoregion of Texas. Despite its impact on this popular gamebird, genetic level studies on O. petrowi remain relatively unexplored. To accomplish this, we chose the previously studied nuclear rDNA 18S region as well as the mitochond...
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Aulonocephalus pennula is a nematode living in the caeca of the wild Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) present throughout the Rolling Plains Ecoregion of Texas. The cytochrome oxidase 1 (COX 1) gene of the mitochondrial genome was used to screen A. pennula in wild quail. Through BLAST analysis, similarity of A. pennula to other nematode...

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Trapping and assessing parasite burdens in wild Bobwhite quail outside of the hunting season in 2018.