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Dr. Melvin George

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CE Specialist, Emeritus
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, CA 95616-8780
(530) 219-4707
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Biography

Dr. Melvin George is UC Cooperative Extension Rangeland Management Specialist, Emeritus. He is a member of the Plant Sciences Department at UC Davis. Dr. George has been a UCCE Specialist since 1978. Prior to that he was on the faculty of College of Agriculture at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. Dr. George conducts extension education and research programs in grazing management, rangeland inventory and monitoring and water quality. 

Education

Ph.D. Range Science, Utah State University. 1976
M.S. Range Management, Texas Tech University. 1969
B.S. Animal Science, California State University, Chico. 1967

Awards

  • W.R. Chapline Land Stewardship Award
    Presented by Society of Range Management,  2014
  • Distinguished Alumni, College of Agriculture
    Presented by California State University, Chico,  2008
  • James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award
    Presented by UC Davis,  2008
  • Outstanding Alumnus
    Presented by Utah State University,  2001

Specialty

Range and pasture improvement, grazing management, rangeland water quality, rangeland management practices, ranch planning, and ecological site descriptions.

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • George, Melvin. 2020. Mediterranean Climate. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8540. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 10 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8540.pdf.

    Bartolome, James and Sheri Spiegal. 2020. Ecological History. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8541. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 14 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8541.pdf.

    O'Geen, Anthony and Kerry Arroues. 2020. Soils. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8542. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 20 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8542.pdf.

    Larson-Praplan, Stephanie. 2020. History of Range Livestock Production. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8543. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 10 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8543.pdf.

  • George, Melvin, William Frost, and Neil McDougald. 2020. Grazing Management. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8547. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 25 pgs.  https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8547.pdf.

    George, Melvin, and Josh Davy. 2020. Vegetation Management. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8548. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 28 pgs.  https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8548.pdf.

    George, Melvin. (tech ed). 2020. Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 201 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Items.aspx?hierId=1000.

  • George, Melvin and Kevin Rice. 2020. Range Plant Growth and Development. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8544. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 18 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8544.pdf.

    George, Melvin, Leslie M. Roche, and Daniel J. Eastland. 2020. Vegetation Change and Ecosystem Services. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8545. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 26 pgs. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8545.pdf.

    George, Melvin, John Harper, Josh Davy, Theresa Becchetti, and Maier Gabriele. Livestock Production. In: Melvin George, (tech. ed.). Ecology and Management of Annual Rangelands. Publ. 8546. University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 23 pgs.  https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8546.pdf.

  • Becchetti, T., M. George, N. McDougald, D. Dudley, M. Connor, D. Flavel, C. Vaughn, L. Forero, W. Frost, S. Oneto, R. Larsen, K. Striby, J. Davy, M. Doran, and G. Markegard.  2016.  Annual Rangeland Forage Productivity.  Davis, CA: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 8081 (http://rangelandarchive.ucdavis.edu/files/228895.pdf,

  • Svejcar, T., C. Boyd, K. Davies, M. Madsen, J. Bates, R. Sheley, C. Marlow, D. Bohnert, M. Borman, R. Mata-Gonza`lez, J. Buckhouse, T. Stringham, B. Perryman, S. Swanson, K. Tate, M. George, G. Ruyle, B. Roundy, C. Call, K. Jensen, K. Launchbaugh, A. Gearhart, L. Vermeire, J. Tanaka, J. Derner, G. Frasier, K. Havstad. 2014. Western Land Managers will Need all Available Tools for Adapting to Climate Change, Including Grazing: A Critique of Beschta et al. Environmental Management. 53:1035- 1038.

    Larson-Praplan, S., M.R. George, J.C. Buckhouse, and E.A. Laca.   Spatial and temporal domains of scale of grazing cattle.  Animal Production Science.http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN14641.

    George, M.R., and W. J. Clawson.   The History of UC Rangeland Extension, Research, and Teaching: A Perspective.  Davis, CA: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  38 pgs. 

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