Kevin Jablonski, PhD
Rangeland Livestock Systems Extension Specialist
B.S., Cornell University
M.S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Ph D., Colorado State University
As a Range Ecologist, I study the ecology of grazing livestock—how domestic herbivores interact with their environment, how humans influence this, and the good and bad things that can arise from this relationship.
As Extension Research Coordinator, I work to build bridges across disciplines, departments, and institutions to improve research and extension in Colorado’s rangelands.
Additionally, I have worked as a field ornithologist, a beef and sheep producer, a GIS technician, and a grant manager.
In a recent publication, I used modeling to examine how large herbivores may have adapted to patchily distributed poisonous plants with patchiness of their own (i.e. a herd). This has important implications for behavioral ecology and grazing management.
On a similar subject but from a different direction, a recent paper published with my colleagues at Lion Guardians used qualitative methods to explore how traditional herding practices prevent livestock-lion conflict in the pastoral communities of the Ilkisonko Maasai in the Amboseli Ecosystem in Kenya.