Brightsmith, Donald individual record
- Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
My research focuses on the conservation, ecology, health, and welfare of parrots and their relatives in both the wild and captivity.
education and training
- Vigo-Trauco, G., Garcia-Anleu, R., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2021). Increasing Survival of Wild Macaw Chicks Using Foster Parents and Supplemental Feeding. Diversity. 13(3), 121-121.
- Brightsmith, D., Boyd, J., Hobson, E., & Randel, C. (2021). Satellite telemetry reveals complex migratory movement patterns of two large macaw species in the western Amazon basin. Avian Conservation and Ecology. 16(1),
- Cornejo, J., Dierenfeld, E. S., Renton, K., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2020). Fatty acid profiles of crop contents of free‐living psittacine nestlings and of commercial hand‐feeding formulas. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 105(2), 394-405.
- KIACZ, S., SHACKELFORD, C. E., HENEHAN, A. K., & BRIGHTSMITH, D. J. (2020). History, status, and productivity of the Red-crowned Amazon Amazona viridigenalis in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Bird Conservation International. 1-15.
- Woodman, C. J., Min-Venditti, A. A., Woosnam, K. M., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2019). Water quality for guest health at remote Amazon ecotourism lodges. Tourism Management. 72, 202-208.
- Tizard, I., & Brightsmith, D. J. (2013). Critical components of duck research: The origin and genetics of domestic ducks. Ducks: Habitat, Behavior and Diseases. (pp. 21-36).
- Brightsmith, D. J. (1999). White-winged Parakeet (Brotogeris versicolurus), Yellow-chevroned Parakeet (Brotogeris chiriri). Poole, A., & Gill, F. (Eds.), The Birds of North America. Academy of Natural Sciences.
- Brightsmith, D. J. (2008). Rainforest expeditions and Earthwatch as funding partners for macaw (Ara spp.) research in southeastern Peru. ORNITOLOGIA NEOTROPICAL. 19(SUPPL.), 173-181.
- I-Corps: Cloud apps for animals: cutting costs and improving welfare awarded by National Science Foundation 2016 - 2017
recent teaching activities
chaired theses and dissertations
- Daut, Elizabeth Frances (2015-05). Conservation Implications of Illegal Bird Trade and Disease Risk in Peru. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Cornejo, Juan (2012-05). Insights on Psittacine Nutrition through the Study of Free-living Chicks. (Doctoral Dissertation)
Texas A&M University; Vet Med Pathobiology; 4467 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4467