Range Management

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

An interdepartmental group of faculty members — from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) and related departments at UC Berkeley — administers the Range Management Masters program. The program prepares students with a bachelor's degree in resource management or related disciplines to pursue advanced work. Graduate study leads to a Master of Science degree that serves as the basis for a professional career in rangeland management. Fields of specialization include grassland, savanna, and shrubland ecology, rangeland rehabilitation, wetland ecology, and rangeland policy.

Doctoral work in range management may be pursued as part of the PhD program in ESPM.

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in Range Management.

Graduate Program

Range Management: MS

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Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

John J. Battles, Professor. Forest Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics.
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Steven R. Beissinger, Professor. Conservation, behavioral and population ecology.
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Justin S. Brashares, Professor. Wildlife, biodiversity, ecology, conservation, human livelihoods.
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Van Butsic, Adjunct Professor.
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William E. Dietrich, Professor. Morphology, earth and planetary sciences, geomorphology, evolution of landscapes, geomorphic transport laws, landscape evolution modeling, high resolution laser altimetry, cosmogenic nuclide analysis.
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Mary K. Firestone, Professor. Soils, environmental policy, environmental science, policy and management, wildlife, microbial biology.
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+ Lynn Huntsinger, Professor. Conservation biology, ecosystems, rangeland ecology and management, natural resources, Native American history, livestock, China.
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N. Maggi Kelly, Professor. Remote sensing, drones, ecosystem sciences, forests, geoinformatics, participatory web, GIS.
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Adina M. Merenlender, Adjunct Professor. Conservation biology.
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Arthur Middleton, Assistant Professor. Wildlife, biodiversity, ecology, conservation.
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John Radke, Associate Professor. City and regional planning, landscape architecture and environmental planning, geographic information systems, database design and construction, spatial analysis, pattern recognition computational morphology.
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Nathan Sayre, Professor and Chair. Climate change, endangered species, rangelands, political ecology, pastoralism, ranching, environmental history, suburbanization, human-environment interactions, environmental geography, range science and management, Southwestern US, scale, community-based conservation.
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Whendee Silver, Professor. Ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry.
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Scott Stephens, Professor. Fire science.
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Ian Wang, Assistant Professor. Genetics and genomics, genomics, landscape genetics, evolution, population genetics, conservation, herpetology, GIS, spatial analysis.
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Specialists

Luke T. Macaulay, Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension.
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Richard B. Standiford, Cooperative Extension Forest Management Specialist.
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Emeritus Faculty

Barbara H. Allen-Diaz, Professor Emeritus.
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Reginald H. Barrett, Professor Emeritus. Environmental science, policy and management, introduced species, species and land use ecology, land use planning, terrestrial vertebrates, human impact on wildlife, tule elk, wild pigs.
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James W. Bartolome, Group Chair, Professor Emeritus. Plant ecology, grazing, biodiversity, grasslands, environmental science, rangelands, fire, mediterranean ecosystems.
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Louise P. Fortmann, Professor Emeritus.
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John A. Helms, Professor Emeritus.
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William Z. Lidicker, Professor/Curator Emeritus.
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+ Joe R. McBride, Professor Emeritus.
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Jeffrey M. Romm, Professor Emeritus.
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Contact Information

Range Management Program

131 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-642-1546

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Department Chair

Paolo D'Odorico

130 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-643-7430

paolododo@berkeley.edu

Head Graduate Adviser

James Bartolome, PhD

321 Hilgard Hall

Phone: 510-642-7945

jwbart@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Bianca Victorica

137 Mulford Hall

Phone: 510-642-1546

biancav@berkeley.edu

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