Regents Professor Emeritus

Department of Ecology & Conservation Biology

Research Themes
  • Rangeland Ecosystem Services
  • Global Rangeland Stewardship
  • Translational Science
Teaching Program  
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Social-Ecological Systems
  • Graduate Seminar Mentor


David D. Briske is Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Texas A&M University. Professor Briske’s teaching program promoted ecological literacy to prepare the next generation of leaders to navigate the challenging environmental issues of our time.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of ‘Rangeland Ecology & Management’, academic coordinator of the USDA ‘Conservation Effects Assessment Project’ (CEAP), and editor of the volumes ‘Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices’ (USDA 2011) and ‘Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges’ (Springer 2017). His research and scholarship  focus on the ecological function, management strategies, and stewardship of global rangelands. He is currently engaged with the United Nations designated ‘International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists – 2026’ Global Coordinating Group.

F.G. Renner Award Video Presentation, Society for Range Management, 2020.

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