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Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management Faculty and Research

Jeff Beck, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Jeff Beck, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: Basic and applied aspects of restoration ecology to restore the functionality of and mitigate impacts to forest and rangeland wildlife habitats following disturbance.


Craig Cook, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Craig Cook, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: Isotope ratio mass spectrometry, including method development, quality control and quality assurance, and teaching.


Ann Hild, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Ann Hild, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: Revegetation of wildland disturbances such as mined lands and on areas impacted by exotic invasions and wildfire, improvement of productivity and revegetation effectiveness to enhance wildlife habitat and understand the mechanisms that contribute to and limit exotic invasions.


Kristina Hufford, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Kristina Hufford, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: spatial and temporal patterns of selection in plant populations using techniques in field ecology, molecular genetics and bioinformatics, adaptation of plant populations to local environments, and the implications of local adaptation for the restoration of native plant communities.


Rachel Mealor, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Rachel Mealor, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Position: Extension Educator Extension Range Specialist


Scott Miller, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Scott Miller, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: measurement and modeling of watershed-to-landscape scale processes, use of GIS in process-based spatially distributed hydrologic modeling, fluvial geomorphology, development of landscape metrics for land cover change and habitat evaluation, Spatial Analysis of Watershed and Landscape Systems Group.


Melanie Murphy, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Melanie Murphy, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: ecosystem biodiversity, ecological and anthropogenic processes and how they constrain species distributions, functional connectivity and how it limits population persistence, landscape change and impact of alternative future landscape conditions on ecosystem sustainability.


K.J. Reddy, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

K.J. Reddy, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: environmental chemistry watershed land use activities (e.g., energy industry and ag production), sustainability of natural resources (e.g., air quality and water quality).


Dan Rodgers, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Dan Rodgers, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: rangeland plant identification, poisonous plants and toxins, and ecological applications for wildland management


Mike Smith, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Mike Smith, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: water quality, livestock and vegetation management in sagebrush ecosystems.


John Tanaka, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

John Tanaka, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: rangeland sustainability, including ecological functioning of rangelands, economic values and decision-making, rangeland-dependent communities and families, Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable.


Tom Thurow, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Tom Thurow, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: forest Management, wildland watershed management, ecological applications for wildland management, restoration ecology.


Jim Waggoner, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Jim Waggoner, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: nutrition and management problems and questions concerning livestock operations, feeding and management program development with 4-H, information dissemination.


Dave Williams, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Dave Williams, Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Research interests: plant-environment interactions in terrestrial environments of the world with particular focus on savannas, grasslands and deserts, potential responses of water-limited ecosystems to changes in climate, atmospheric chemistry and vegetation composition.


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