Dr. Teague believes that research and service must provide the linkage that enables managers to base decisions for sustainable land use on the principles of ecosystem function. He has used four key elements to enhance this linkage: a systems research program, resource accounting, long-term assessment and partnering with rancher clientele. He uses a systems approach in developing land and livestock management practices that sustain natural rangeland resources and the people depending on the land. His goals are to (1) broaden the understanding of requirements needed to sustain rangeland resources and economic viability, and (2) generate science based information to allow producers to improve management practices on rangeland.
- Teague, W. R. (2018). FORAGES AND PASTURES SYMPOSIUM: COVER CROPS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: WHOLE-SYSTEM APPROACH: Managing grazing to restore soil health and farm livelihoods.. J Anim Sci. 96(4), 1519-1530.
- Park, J., Ale, S., & Teague, W. R. (2017). Simulated water quality effects of alternate grazing management practices at the ranch and watershed scales. Ecological Modelling. 360, 1-13.
- Becker, W., Kreuter, U., Atkinson, S., & Teague, R. (2017). Whole-Ranch Unit Analysis of Multipaddock Grazing on Rangeland Sustainability in North Central Texas. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 70(4), 448-455.
- Teague, R., & Barnes, M. (2017). Grazing management that regenerates ecosystem function and grazingland livelihoods. African Journal of Range & Forage Science. 34(2), 77-86.
- Park, J. Y., Ale, S., Teague, W. R., & Dowhower, S. L. (2017). Simulating hydrologic responses to alternate grazing management practices at the ranch and watershed scales. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 72(2), 102-121.
- Teague, R., Provenza, F., Norton, B., Steffens, T., Barnes, M., Kothmann, M., & Roath, R. (2008). Benefits of multi-paddock grazing management on rangelands: Limitations of experimental grazing research and knowledge gaps. Grasslands: Ecology, Management and Restoration. 41-80.
- Teague, W. R. (2017). Bridging the Research Management Gap to Restore Ecosystem Function and Social Resilience. GLOBAL SOIL SECURITY. 341-350.
- Park, J. Y., Ale, S., & Teague, W. R. (2015). Assessing the impacts of grazing management practices on watershed hydrology and water quality. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2015. 3, 2315-2322.