Kenneth W. Tate

  • Professor and Rangeland Watershed Specialist in Cooperative Extension
  • Russell L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Rangeland Watershed Sciences
  • Vice Chair for Outreach and Extension: UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences



A.S. – N.E. Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College: Range Management – 1987

B.S./M.S. – Oklahoma State University: Rangeland Ecology – 1989/1991

Ph.D. – Oklahoma State University

  • USDA National Needs Fellow: Water Resources – 1995
  • California Certified Rangeland Manager #79, CA Dept. Forestry and Fire Protection
  • Certified Rangeland Professional #00-104, Society for Range Management

I am interested in research-based outreach to enhance natural resources and sustain productive agricultural enterprises on rangelands. I am particularly interested in conducting research at the complex spatial scales that management decisions and ecosystem responses occur. I attempt to integrate undergraduate and graduate education, research, and outreach in all of my projects. I am interested in almost all aspects of rangeland ecosystems. In collaboration with many partners, I have examined plant, water, soil, and animal response to range management activities such as grazing, roads, prescribed fire, oak thinning, and restoration.