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Kevin Jablonski, PhD

Rangeland Livestock Systems Extension Specialist 

Assistant Professo





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.

I am also deeply involved in community-level agricultural development efforts, including as a board member of Poudre Valley Community Farms and the Northern Colorado Foodshed Project.

Check out some of my conservation-related blog posts here, here, and here.

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.

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