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Laurie B. Abbott

Title: Emeritus Associate Professor
Major Field of Interest: Rangeland Ecology and Restoration

Email Address: labbott@nmsu.edu

Office Phone: 575-646-2870


  • B.S., Botany, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983
  • M.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1992
  • Ph.D., Range Management, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1999

Courses Taught:

  • Range Science 150 - The Range Science Profession
  • Range Science 325 - Rangeland Restoration
  • Range Science 452 - Rangeland Analysis
  • Range Science 513 - Advanced Rangeland Ecology
  • Range Science 630 - Quantitative Plant Ecology


  • Vegetation and soil dynamics, the role of disturbance in rangeland ecosystems, and sustainable management and restoration of rangeland ecosystems.


  • Range Judging Team Coach - URME (undergrad range management exam)
  • National Association of College Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Teaching Award
  • New Mexico Section, Society for Range Management "President's Award"
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, New Mexico State University, 2013