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Jerry Holechek

Title: Professor of Range Science
Major Field of Interest: Range Animal Nutrition, Range Wildlife Interactions, Grazing Management on Desert Ranges, and Physiology
Email Address: holechek@nmsu.edu
Office Phone: 575-646-1649

Education:

  • B.S., Biology/Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1971
  • M.S., Range Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 1976
  • Ph.D., Animal Science/Range Nutrition, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1980

Courses Taught:

  • Range Science 294 - Range Management
  • Range Science 317 - Range Communities
  • Range Science 520 - Range Animal Ecology
  • Range Science 611 - Principles/Evaluation of Range Improvements

Research:

  • Field studies to evaluate the influence of grazing management practices on wildlife, vegetation and livestock productivity in Chihuahuan desert. 
  • Characterization of financial returns from range management practices in New Mexico.
  • Development of government policies to improve rangeland condition and financial returns on ranches in the Western United States.

Honors and Awards:

  • College of Agriculture /Home Economics "Distinguished Research Award"
  • Society of Range Management "Outstanding Achievement Award"
  • Society of Range Management "W.R. Chapline Research Award"
  • Society for Range Management "Fredric G. Renner Award"