Dr. Therone Terhune – Outreach Coordinator, Tall Timbers Research Center
Dr. Theron M. Terhune is responsible for developing effective outreach, education and communication programs for Tall Timbers Research Station.
He received both a Bachelor of Science and Master's Degree in Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. However, prior to starting his graduate work, Theron worked for Pineland Plantation and the Albany Quail Project, where he gained invaluable field experience implementing basic habitat management actions, such as prescribed burning and woodland management, as well as assisting with traditional quail hunting on the property.
For his Master's research, Theron worked with Clay Sisson, at the Albany Quail Project, investigating male bobwhite call counts in relation to timing of nest-incubation and fall population size. In 2008, Theron graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) with a PhD in Forestry and Natural Resources; there, his dissertation research focused on the "Effects of Translocation on Population Genetics and Demographics of a Northern Bobwhite Population Located in a Fragmented Landscape in Southwest Georgia." Theron's translocation research, conducted in cooperation with Clay Sisson, Bill Palmer and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, served as the impetus for the development of many state-initiated translocation protocols, whereby findings from his work provide the scientific underpinnings for many of the criteria stipulated within these protocols. More recently during 2008-2010, Dr. Terhune served as a post-doctorate scholar here at Tall Timbers working with Dr. Bill Palmer to revise the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, a national strategic plan for recovering bobwhites and grassland songbirds range-wide.
Theron has a broad set of research interests, expertise, and hobbies. He enjoys many kinds of hunting, especially traditional bow hunting, fishing and generally just being outdoors.Theron loves to help folks so feel free to contact him with any of your outreach-, extension-, or education-related needs!