Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Fadzayi Elizabeth Mashiri Ph.D.

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County Director Mariposa, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Mariposa, Merced Counties
Mariposa County
5009 Fairgrounds Road
Mariposa, CA 95338-9435
(209) 966-2417
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Fadzayi Mashiri was a Senior Research Specialist at the University of Arizona working on adaptive grazing management focused on developing sustainable grazing in desert ecosystems. Before that Fadzayi worked in Zimbabwe as a lecturer and chairperson of the department of Livestock and Wildlife Management at the Midlands State University and as a Senior Agricultural Extension Officer for the Agriculture Extension Services.



PhD Rangeland Management, University of Arizona. 2010
M.S Management of Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture University of Norway. 1999
B.S Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe. 1992


Livestock Management, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Management of Natural Resources

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Peer Reviewed

  • Shapero, M.W.K.; Huntsinger, L.; Becchetti, T.A.; Mashiri, F.E.; James, J.J. (2018). Land manager perceptions of the opportunities and constraints of using livestock to manage invasive plants. Rangeland Ecology and Management. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 71, 603-611.
  • Rinella, M. J.; Davy, J. S.; Kyser, G. B.; Mashiri, F. E.; James, J. J.; Peterson, and V. F. (2018). Timing Aminopyralid Applications to Constrain Medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski) Seed Production Controls the Invader and Increases Forage Grasses. Invasive Plant Science and Management. Invasive Plant Sciences Management. 11, 61-68.
  • D. K. Macon, S. Barry (2016). Coping With Drought on California Rangelands. Rangelands. 38, 222-228.
  • Mashiri, Fadzayi E.; McClaran, Mitchel P.; Fehmi, and Jeffrey S. (2008). Short-and Long-Term Vegetation Change Related to Grazing Systems, Precipitation, and Mesquite Cover. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61:4, 368–379.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Mashiri, Fadzayi (2015). Fast and easy rangeland monitoring using repeat photography. UC ANR Green Blog.
  • Mashiri, Fadzayi (2015). Low residual dry matter on rangeland a concern heading into wet season. UC ANR Green Blog.
  • Mashiri, Fadzayi (2014). Looking ahead: Post drought rangeland management. Green Blog. September 3. http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=15184
  • Mashiri, Fadzayi * Hutchinson Barbara * Ruyle George (2011). "International Outreach." from http://globalrangelands.org/international-outreach.
  • Mashiri, Fadzayi (1999). Farming Systems and Food Security in Low Rainfall Communal Areas of Zimbabwe. The Case of Zvishavane District, Midlands Province.N. Shanmugaratnum. 110.

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