Frank W. Judd

Frank Judd, Ph.D.

Frank W. Judd, Ph.D.
Research Professor (retired)
SCI 1.328
Office: (956) 665-7001
Research Field


Ph.D. Zoology. Texas Tech University. 1973.
M.S. Zoology. Texas Tech University. 1968.
B.S. Biology. Midwestern State University. 1965.

Areas of Interest

Physiological, population and community ecology, revegetation, native habitats.


The research deals with the span all three principal subdivisions of ecology, i.e. physiological, population and community ecology. Recent research is devoted primarily to community ecology. We jointly publish on the community ecology of freshwater, brackish and salt marshes of the Rio Grande Delta, the flowering, fruiting, and branch elongation phenology of 4 Acacia species and Texas ebony, the recovery of vegetation at Padre Island National Seashore following a wildfire, and we have evaluated Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service efforts at hastening succession in their revegetation programs. We also studied the efficacy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revegetation efforts in promoting rodent community diversity. Work currently in progress is aimed at quantifying dune migration at South Padre Island in relation to vegetation cover. We hope to develop a predictive model for elevation change based on cover derived from remotely acquired imagery. A book on Native Habitats of the Lower Rio Grande Valley is also in progress.

Most Recent Publications

Curriculum Vitae