Joel Brown

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Email: Joel.Brown@lin.usda.gov

Phone: 575 646 2854

USDA-ARS-Jornada Experimental Range
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3JER, NMSU
Las Cruces, NM  88003

 

Title & Affiliation(s):

  • Rangeland Ecologist, USDA-NRCS, Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Collaborator, Jornada Basin LTER
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Primary Research Interests:

  • Rangeland ecology, application of state and transition models to rangelands, rangeland soil carbon dynamics, shrub invasion, grazing systems, effects of climate change on rangelands, adoption of management practices on rangelands
  • 1998 to present - Cooperating Scientist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, NM
  • 1999 to 2003 - Special Assistant to the Chief for Global Change, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • 1993 to 1997 - Senior Principal Research Scientist and Project Leader, CSIRO (Australia) Tropical Agriculture (now Sustainable Ecosystems).  Also held positions as Program Leader for the Cooperative Research Centre for the Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannas and as Program Leader for the Australian Land and Water Research and Development Corporation-Military Land Management Program
  • 1991 to 1992 - Visiting Research Fellow, CSIRO (Australia) Division of Tropical Crops and Pastures, Davies Laboratory, Townsville, QLD
  • 1988 to 1993 - State Rangeland Specialist, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Davis, CA
  • 1986 to 1988 - Area Rangeland Specialist, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Emporia, KS
  • 1983 to 1986 - Minority Merit Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • 1981 to 1983 - Research Assistant, Department of Rangeland Ecology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • 1977 to 1981 - District Conservationist, USDA Soil Conservation Service, Kansas

Education:

1987 PhD Shrub Ecology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
1983 MS Grazing Ecology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
1977 BS Agriculture/Botany, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
1973 AA Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kansas

Synergistic Activities:

  • Scientific Advisory Panel, Strategic Ecosystem Management Program-SERDP, Department of Defense
  • Terrestrial Program Leader, SW Regional Partnership for Carbon Sequestration, Department of Energy