Clint W. Boal is a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Surveys Texas Cooperative Research Unit and holds a joint appointment as a professor of wildlife ecology at Texas Tech University. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife science from the University of Arizona. He has served on the Board of Directors and is a Past-President of the Raptor Research Foundation, an international professional society with approximately 1,000 members from over 40 countries. He has conducted research with birds of prey for over 25 years, with much of it focusing on urban environments. He has published over 85 peer-refereed journal articles, the majority focused on birds of prey. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Wildlife Management, Journal of Raptor Research, and, currently, the Wildlife Society Bulletin.