Dr. Diana Doan-Crider
|Specialization||Landscape ecology, wildlife interactions with humans, Fire ecology|
|Education||Ph.D. Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University
M.S. Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Range and Wildlife Management
B.S. University of Montana
|Address||Diana Doan-Crider, PhD
Animo Partnership in Natural Resources, LLC
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Management, Texas A&M University
PO Box 1626
Medina, TX 78055
Diana's family is from Mexico, where she has dual citizenship, and where she spent 25 years working with black bears and cattle ranching communities. Her expertise is focused on bears and their use of landscapes in desert ecosystems, and driving mechanisms such as variable food and weather cycles. Diana also works to minimize conflict between humans and bears in the agricultural community. She is a coordinating member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Bear Specialist Group, where she also serves on the Human-Bear Conflict Team and provides input on conservation strategies for other bear species around the world.
Diana's current position at Texas A&M University involves the development of programs to bridge students from Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and other smaller schools to increase academic, experiential learning, and employment opportunities, and/or help students return to their native communities to manage natural resources. She teaches summer field courses where she familiarizes students with public lands issues, agency/tribal employment opportunities, ecology and biology, and field skills such as GIS/GPS technology.
Diana and her husband, Cody, live in Sisterdale, Texas, where they manage several ranches and have a cutting horse training business.