Dr. Gary Garrett is a research biologist at the University of Texas. From 2009 – 2013, he was the Director of the Watershed Conservation Program of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. From 1982 - 2008, he worked as a Conservation Biologist in the Research Division of TPWD at the Heart of the HillsFisheriesScienceCenter. His interests are centered on the conservation of aquatic natural resources in Texas and he has authored more than 85 scientific publications on the subject. He has served as the Chairman of the Desert Fishes Council, President of the Texas Organization for Endangered Species, President of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Editor of the Proceedings of the Desert Fishes Council, Editor of the Proceedings of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and Associate Editor for the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.
Dr. Garrett is a member of the USFWS Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Recovery Team, the Southern Edwards Aquifer Species Recovery Team, and is Team Leader of the Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science, a Research Fellow at The University of Texas, Visiting Professor at Texas A&M University, Adjunct Professor at Texas State University and is on the Board of Scientists of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute.