Dr. Robert Knight



Associate Professor


Watershed management


Ph.D. Texas A&M University - Range
Management M.S. Oregon State - Range
Management B.S. University of Nevada - Range & Forest Management


(979) 845-5557




Kleberg Building Room 122B
MS 2126 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-2126, USA

Dr. Knight received his BS (1975) in Range and Forest Management from the University of Nevada, MS (1977) in Range Management (Watershed Management) from Oregon State University, and his Ph.D. (1980) in Rangeland Management (Watershed Management) from Texas A&M University. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1981 as an Assistant Professor; was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and became Associate Department Head in 1990. He is currently an advisor and program leader for the Rangeland Ecology and Management degree, the Renewable Natural Resources degree and the Master of Natural Resources Development.

His research program is concerned with land management impacts on hydrologic processes. Dr. Knight's teaching responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate courses have included classes pertaining to Natural Resources and Ecosystem Management, Wildland Plants of North America, Wildland Watershed Management. Range and Forest Watershed Management and Wetland Delineation. He is advisor to the Range Club, Student Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Student Chapter, and Alpha Zeta. He coaches the TAMU Plant identification Team. He has been active in both the state and national levels in the Society for Range Management and the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

The current focus of his research includes water quality and quantity impacts from brush management, grazing, and forest management practices.

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We have moved! After a restructuring that occurred in January 2020, our department and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences disbanded. From the restructuring, two new departments were formed. Visit the new departmental sites for up-to-date information. 

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