Utah State University
Fred Provenza, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, and author or co-author of more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Provenza began his career working on a ranch near Salida, CO, while earning a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University. He earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in range science while working as a technician and research assistant at Utah State University. He joined the faculty of Utah State University in 1982. For the past 35 years, Dr. Provenza's team of graduate students and colleagues from around the world have produced ground-breaking research that laid the foundations for what is now known as behavior-based management of landscapes. That work inspired researchers in disciplines as diverse as chemical and landscape ecology, ruminant and human nutrition, biopsychology, animal welfare, restoration ecology, wildlife damage management, pasture and rangeland science and management, and rural sociology and eco-development. It was their efforts that led to the formation in 2001 of BEHAVE.