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Thomas V. Dailey
Research Scientist

Tom Dailey is National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative's assistant director and science coordinator. Prior to joining NBCI in July 2010, Tom was a scientist for 23 years with the Missouri Department of Conservation working on quail and wild turkeys. Tom's quail research started in the 1980s at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, and continued in Missouri and Illinois. Tom is an Adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Tom specialized in wildlife nutrition and physiology in Texas and Colorado, and he earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. at Colorado State University, studying bighorn sheep and mountain goats. In addition to those specialties, Tom published scientific and popular articles on white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, swamp and cottontail rabbits, insects and songbirds, and on hunting, geographic information systems, landowner attitudes toward conservation and crop yields. When not working, Tom and his wife Sandy enjoy their 6 grandchildren, and Tom is making sure each of them know how to hunt, mountain bike, ski and kayak.


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Thomas V. Dailey, Ph.D.
573-881-1782 (mobile)