- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
- Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University
In addition to his role in RWFM, Dr. Roel Lopez serves as director for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. Dr. Lopez provides leadership in the field of wildlife ecology and natural resource management. He works with internal and external stakeholders in developing institute priorities for research and extension programs and develops and leads interdisciplinary teams to address these natural resource challenges. His research focuses on endangered and fragmented wildlife populations, sustainability of military lands, and rural land trends and demographics.