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About Frederick D Provenza

For the past 38 years, in collaboration with over 75 graduate and post-doctoral students, visiting scientists and colleagues, I have developed an understanding of behavioral principles and processes with an emphasis on how learning influences food and habitat selection. That research laid the foundations for behavior-based management of landscapes. That work inspired researchers and managers in disciplines as diverse as nutrition and foraging behavior of wild and domestic animals and humans, phytochemical ecology, pasture and rangeland science and management, landscape restoration ecology including targeted grazing, wildlife-damage management, animal welfare related to foraging, and rural sociology and development. Along with colleagues and graduate students, I have authored over 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and have been an invited speaker at over 325 conferences.


Emeritus Faculty Member, Utah State University Wildland Resources

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • D. Wynne Thorne Award, Utah State University, 2008
  • Professor of the Year, College of Natural Resources, 2003 and 1989
  • W.R. Chapline Research Award, Society for Range Management, 1999
  • University Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Utah State University, 1999
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Society for Range Management, 1994

Peer-Reviewed & Research Articles (219)