Professor Briske's scholarship and pedagogy focus on the ecological function, management strategies, and policy implications on global rangelands. His teaching program emphasizes preparation of the next generation of leaders to navigate the challenging environmental issues of our time. His scholarship seeks to create translational science to inform natural resource managers and policy makers.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles100
  • Porensky, L. M., Augustine, D. J., Derner, J. D., Wilmer, H., Lipke, M. N., Fernández-Giménez, M. E., & Briske, D. D. (2021). Collaborative Adaptive Rangeland Management, Multipaddock Rotational Grazing, and the Story of the Regrazed Grass Plant. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 78, 127-141.
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  • Martin, J. M., Zarestky, J., Briske, D. D., & Barboza, P. S. (2021). Vulnerability assessment of the multi‐sector North American bison Bison bison management system to climate change. People and Nature. 3(3), 711-722.
  • Stern, M. J., Briske, D. D., & Meadow, A. M. (2021). Opening learning spaces to create actionable knowledge for conservation. Conservation Science and Practice. 3(5),
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  • Derner, J. D., Augustine, D. J., Briske, D. D., Wilmer, H., Porensky, L. M., Fernández-Giménez, M. E., Peck, D. E., & Ritten, J. P. (2021). Can Collaborative Adaptive Management Improve Cattle Production in Multipaddock Grazing Systems?. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 75(1), 1-8.
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  • Briske, D. D., Ritten, J. P., Campbell, A. R., Klemm, T., & King, A. (2021). Future climate variability will challenge rangeland beef cattle production in the Great Plains. Rangelands. 43(1), 29-36.
  • Briske, D. D., Illius, A. W., & Anderies, J. M. (2017). Nonequilibrium Ecology and Resilience Theory. Rangeland Systems. 197-227. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Briske, D. D. (2017). Rangeland Systems: Foundation for a Conceptual Framework. Rangeland Systems. 1-21. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Briske, D. D., & Derner, J. D. (1998). Clonal biology of caespitose grasses. Population Biology of Grasses. 106-135. Cambridge University Press.
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Conference Papers3
  • Daz, S., Briske, D. D., & McIntyre, S. (2002). Range management and plant functional types.. GLOBAL RANGELANDS: PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS. 81-100.
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  • Derner, J. D., & Briske, D. D. (1999). Do caespitose and rhizomatous grass growth farms constitute unique functional groups?. PEOPLE AND RANGELANDS BUILDING THE FUTURE, VOLS 1 AND 2. 927-928.
  • Briske, D. D. (1999). Plant traits determining grazing resistance: why have they proved so elusive?. PEOPLE AND RANGELANDS BUILDING THE FUTURE, VOLS 1 AND 2. 901-905.
chaired theses and dissertations
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TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE RESEARCH; Ecosystem Science & Management; 2126 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2126