S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Department of Environment and Society
Faculty Researcher of the Year
Mark Brunson is a professor in the Department of Environment and Society. Over the past 30 years, with his students and colleagues, Dr. Brunson has worked to improve the adoption of sustainable management practices on public and private rangelands.
In the three‐year period for this award, Dr. Brunson published 23 peer‐reviewed journal articles and two peer‐reviewed book chapters. During this period, his research was funded by two research awards—one from USDA’s National Institutes of Food and Agriculture and the other from NSF’s Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems Program. These two research grants brought 740 thousand dollars to USU.