Research Rangeland Management Specialist
Dr. Matthew J. Rinella
Rangeland Management Specialist
USDA-ARS Fort Keogh LARRL
Dr. Matt Rinella studies plant community dynamics in rangelands that have been invaded and are under threat of invasion by non-indigenous invasive plants. His three research goals are to: 1) Improve invasive plant management by helping managers predict the response of invaded communities to grazing, biological control, seeding, herbicides, and other management strategies. 2) Identify land management strategies that prevent new plant invasions. 3) Identify which habitat types are susceptible to invasion by particular invasive plant species. Matt relies on manipulative and non-manipulative field experiments and quantitative modeling techniques to accomplish these goals.
Fort Keogh Publications
Current Research Projects:
USDA, ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory