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Alfredo L Gonzalez
Range Management Research
Animal Scientist

Phone: (575) 646-4842
Fax: (575) 646-5889
Room 150

2995 KNOX ST.
LAS CRUCES, NM 88003

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A preliminary phenotypic characterization of Raramuri Criollo cattle - (Abstract Only)
McIntosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Nyamuryekung'e, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. A preliminary phenotypic characterization of Raramuri Criollo cattle. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 98, Supp S3.
Influence of monsoon rainfall events on movement patterns of Angus crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo cattle on desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Spiegal, S.A., Duni, D. 2020. Influence of monsoon rainfall events on movement patterns of Angus crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo cattle on desert rangeland. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 98, Suppl. S3.
Vegetation selection of heritage vs. conventional beef cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Spiegal, S.A., Continanza, G. 2020. Vegetation selection of heritage vs. conventional beef cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. Feburary 17-20, 2020. Denver, Colorado. #104
Late-fall landscape use by heritage vs conventional beef cattle on Colorado Plateau rangelands: a case study - (Abstract Only)
McIntosh, M., Duni, D., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'e, S., Redd, M., Duniway, M., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Late-fall landscape use by heritage vs conventional beef cattle on Colorado Plateau rangelands: a case study [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 17-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. #29
Influence of rainfall events on drinker visitation patterns by beef cows on desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Dawes, A., McIntosh, M., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Influence of rainfall events on drinker visitation patterns by beef cows on desert rangeland [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting. February 17-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. #28
El rol del bovino Criollo Rarámuri como herramienta de adaptación al cambio climático en los desiertos del SO de los EE.UU. - (Abstract Only)
Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., McIntosh, M. 2019. El rol del bovino Criollo Rarámuri como herramienta de adaptación al cambio climático en los desiertos del SO de los EE.UU [abstract]. XII Simposio Internacional de recursos Geneticos Para Las Americas Y el Caribe. December 8-11, 2019. Rocha, Uruguay. Dec. 9, 2019.
fDNA-based diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
James, D.K., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., McIntosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L., Romig, K.B. 2020. fDNA-based diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreeds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting, February 16-20, 2020, Denver, Colorado. Session 8.
Do young calves influence movement patterns of nursing Raramuri Criollo cows on rangeland? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyamuryekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., VanLeeuwen, D., Steele, C., Roacho, E.O., Rodriguez, A.F., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A. 2020. Do young calves influence movement patterns of nursing Raramuri Criollo cows on rangeland? Rangeland Ecology and Management. 73:84-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.08.015.
Body temperature and movement patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M., Spiegal, S.A., Anderson, M.C., Steele, C., Continanza, F.G. 2019. Body temperature and movement patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer [abstract]. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, July 8-11, 2019. Austin, Texas. PSVII-3.
Carcass characteristics of Criollo and Criollo crossbred steers raised on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Spiegal, S.A., Blair, A.D., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Tolle, C. 2019. Carcass characteristics of Criollo and Criollo crossbred steers raised on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show. July 8-9, 2019. Austin, TX. PSV-34.
Sustainability is in the eye of the stakeholder and other lessons learned through boundary-spanning research on arid rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Seasonal divergence of landscape use by heritage and conventional cattle on desert rangeland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 72(4):590-601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2019.02.008.
Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Peinetti, R., Browning, D.M., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L., Lyons, A.J., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2019. Trials and tribulations of quantifying hotspots of cattle use in large desert pastures [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 340.
Movement and Cow-calf proximity patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred nursing cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer - (Abstract Only)
Nyamurekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M.M., Spiegal, S.A., Continanza, F.G. 2019. Movement and Cow-calf proximity patterns of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred nursing cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert rangeland in summer [abstract]. In: Abstract Proceedings of the 72nd Society for Range Management International Meeting, February 10-13, 2019. Minneapolis, Minnesota. p. 220.
Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Gonzalez, A.L., McIntosh, M., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Bestelmeyer, B.T. 2018 [abstract]. Can heritage cattle protect ecosystems and economies in the changing rangelands of the western United States? 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana p.344-9.
Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert. - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamuryekung'S, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., James, D.K., Gonzalez, A.L., Mcintosh, M.M. 2018. Diet selection by Raramuri Criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting. July 8-12, 2018, Vancouver, Canada. Suppl. S3. Abstract #PSXI-34, pg. 224.
Mother-Offspring Interactions in Raramuri Criollo Cattle on New Mexico and Chihuahua (Mexico) Rangelands - (Abstract Only)
Nyamuryekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Roacho, E.O., Rodriguez, A.F., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. Mother-Offspring Interactions in Raramuri Criollo Cattle on New Mexico and Chihuahua (Mexico) Rangelands [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2018. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus Corriente steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. 2018 Conference of The Society for Range Management. January 28-February 2, 2018. Sparks, Nevada.
Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Nyamurekung'E, S., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Mcintosh, M.M., Gonzalez, A.L., James, D.K. 2017. Comparison of diet selection by Raramuri criollo and Angus crossbreds in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. American Society of Animal Science. Vol 95:Supplement 4; Abstract #287. pg. 142.
Landscape distribution of desert cattle: effects of diet and vegetation type - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Mcintosh, M., Gonzalez, A.L. 2017. Landscape distribution of desert cattle: effects of diet and vegetation type [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, August 6-11, 2017, Portand, Oregon. Paper No. 68787.
Behavior of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows in relation to desert summer ambient heat conditions - (Abstract Only)
Nyamurekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Cano, D.E., Spiegal, S.A. 2017. Behavior of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus-crossbred cows in relation to desert summer ambient heat conditions. 70th Annual SRM Meeting, January 29 - February 2, 2017, St. George, Utah.
Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus crossbred steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mcintosh, M.M., Cibils, A.F., Estell, R.E., Soto-Navarro, S.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Spiegal, S.A. 2017. Weight gain and behavior of Raramuri Criollo versus crossbred steers developed on Chihuahuan Desert rangeland [abstract]. Society for Range Management. Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2017, St. George, Utah.
Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Estell, R.E., Cibils, A.F., Browning, D.M., Peinetti, H., James, D.K., Romig, K.B., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Can foraging behavior of Criollo cattle help increase agricultural production and reduce environmental impacts in the arid Southwest? [abstract] Ecological Society of America. Paper No. 62011.
Use of a UAV-mounted video camera to assess feeding behavior of Raramuri Criollo cows - (Proceedings)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Use of a UAV-mounted video camera to assess feeding behavior of Raramuri Criollo cows. In: Proceedings 10th International Rangeland Congress; The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World, July 16-22, 2016, Saskatchewan, Canada. pp. 1070-1072.
Use of an unmanned aerial vehicle-mounted video camera to assess feeding behavior of Raramuri Criollo cows Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nyamuryekung'e, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Use of an unmanned aerial vehicle-mounted video camera to assess feeding behavior of Raramuri Criollo cows. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:386-389.
Movement and spatial proximity patterns of rangeland-raised Raramuri Criollo cow-calf pairs - (Abstract Only)
Nyamurekung'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Roacho-Estrada, O., Rodriguez-Almeida, F.A. 2016. Movement and spatial proximity patterns of rangeland-raised Raramuri Criollo cow-calf pairs. Journal of Animal Science Supplement. 94, E-Supple 5:39.
Mesquite seed density in fecal samples of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus x Hereford cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland - (Abstract Only)
Mercado, T.J., Cibils, A.F., Nyamuryekung'E, S., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Mesquite seed density in fecal samples of Raramuri Criollo vs. Angus x Hereford cows grazing Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland [abstract]. 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31 - February 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Vegetation selection by Angus crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo nursing cows grazing Chihuauan Desert rangeland in summer - (Abstract Only)
Nuamuryeking'E, S., Cibils, A., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L. 2016. Vegetation selection by Angus crossbred vs. Raramuri Criollo nursing cows grazing Chihuauan Desert rangeland in summer [abstract]. 69th Annual meeting of the Society for Range Management. January 31 - February 4, 2016, Corpus Christi, Texas.
The economics of Raramuri Criollo versus British crossbred cattle production in the Chihuahuan Desert - (Abstract Only)
Diaz, J., Torell, L., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Cibils, A.F., Anderson, D.M. 2015. The economics of Raramuri Criollo versus British crossbred cattle production in the Chihuahuan Desert [abstract]. 68th Annual Society for Range Management, January 31-February 6, 2015, Sacramento, California. Abstract No. 17.
Criollo cattle: Heritage genetics for arid landscapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, D.M., Estell, R.E., Gonzalez, A.L., Cibils, A.F. 2015. Criollo cattle: Heritage genetics for arid landscapes. Rangelands. 37(2):62-67.
Applying animal behavior to arid rangeland mangement - (Abstract Only)
Gonzalez, A.L., Estell, R.E., Anderson, D.M. 2012. Applying animal behavior to arid rangeland mangement [abstract]. 17th Wildland Shrub Symposium. May 22-24, 3012, Las Cruces, New Mexico . pg. 44-45.
Habitat use by Mexican criollo and British beef cattle breeds in arid-and semi-arid environments of New Mexico and Chihuahua - (Abstract Only)
Roacho Estrada, J.O., Fredrickson, E.L., Bezanilla Enriquez, G.A., Gonzalez, A.L., Peinetti, H.R., Rodriguez Almeida, F.A. 2009. Habitat use by Mexican Criollo and British beef cattle breeds in arid-and semi-arid environments of New Mexico and Chihuahua [abstract]. Ecological Society of America, 94th Annual Meeting, August 2-7, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico. COS 15-9.
Age at puberty in beef heifers: Criollo cattle versus british crossbred cattle. - (Proceedings)
A comparison of grazing behavior between desert adapted Mexican Criollo cattle and temperate british breeds using two diverse landscapes in New Mexico and Chihuahua. - (Abstract Only)
Roacho-Estrada, J., Fredrickson, E.L., Bezanilla-Enriquez, G., Peinetti, H.R., Gonzalez, A.L., Rios, J. 2008. A comparison of grazing behavior between desert adapted Mexican Criollo cattle and temperate british breeds using two diverse landscapes in New Mexico and Chihuahua [abstract]. Society for Range Management, Building Bridges: Grasslands to Rangelands, January 26-31, 2008, Louisville, Kentucky. p. 2379. 2008 CDROM.
Reproduccion del ganado - (Abstract Only)
Orportunidades de Mejoramiento de la Ganaderia - (Abstract Only)
Can prairie dog-cattle interactions be used to remediate desertified Chihuahuan Desert grasslands? - (Abstract Only)
Rodrigo, S., Fredrickson, E.L., Ceballos Gonzalez, G., Gonzalez, A.L., Laliberte, A.S., Davidson, A.D., Sanchez, R.L., Bezanilla, G., Gevara, E. 2007. Can prairie dog-cattle interactions be used to remediate desertified Chihuahuan Desert grasslands [abstract]? Ecological Society of America 92nd Annual Meeting, August 5-10, 2007, San Jose, California. PS 39-205 CDROM.
DESERTIFICATION: WEAVING TOGETHER THE COMPLEXITIES OF TIME AND PLACE - (Proceedings)
FREDRICKSON, E.L., GONZALEZ, A.L. DESERTIFICATION: WEAVING TOGETHER THE COMPLEXITIES OF TIME AND PLACE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE XIV INTERNATIONAL AGRONOMY WEEK SYMPOSIUM. 2002. P. 18-26.
COMPLEXITY, DESERTIFICATION, AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: DANCING WITH THE WINDS OF CHANGE - (Proceedings)
FREDRICKSON, E.L., GONZALEZ, A.L. COMPLEXITY, DESERTIFICATION, AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: DANCING WITH THE WINDS OF CHANGE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHIHUAHUA SYMPOSIUM. 2002. P. 1-4.