Dr. David D. Briske
T.M. O'Connor Endowed Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Faculty Fellow
Ph.D Colorado State University - Range Science
B.A. North Dakota State University - Botany
Dr. Briske is a Professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University. He received a BA in Botany from North Dakota State University and a Ph.D. in Range Science from Colorado State University. He joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1978 as an Assistant Professor; he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1984, and to Professor in 1991. Dr. Briske's research interests include physiological plant ecology, ecosystem science, and global change biology. The broad goals of his research program are to 1) develop plant-level information to promote a greater understanding of ecosystem function in response to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, including climate change, and 2) promote resilience-based management and monitoring of rangeland ecosystems by linking ecological theory with management protocols. Teaching activities include a graduate course in Physiological Plant Ecology and an undergraduate course in the Fundamentals of Ecology. Dr. Briske is editor of the journal Rangeland Ecology and Management.