Dr. Tim Steffens

Tim Steffens, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and
Rangeland Resource Management

Office: Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building, Room 339
Phone: 806-651-2781

Professional Profile

Dr. Steffens joined the Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences in 2013. He received a B.S. in Agricultural education from Tarleton State University in 1982, an M.S. in Animal Nutrition from Texas Tech University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecosystem Science from Colorado State University in 1994.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Steffens teaches Rangeland Ecology; Range Plant Identification; Range Improvements; Range/Forage/Wildlife Management; Range Measurements; and Integrated Grazing and Wildlife Management.  He holds a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as a rangeland management specialist.

Dr. Steffens has authored numerous refereed journal articles on grazing management to achieve desired outcomes and has been an invited speaker throughout the western United States for both scientific and producer oriented meetings on the subject of grazing management.

Dr. Steffens is a member of the Society for Range Management where has served as a State Section President and Advisory Council chair for the parent society and currently serves on the Excellence in Rangeland Stewardship committee for the Texas Section.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Steffens’ research interests include the effects of grazing management strategies on plants communities, soils, watershed function, wildlife habitat, and livestock productivity.  He also is interested in exploring integrated rangeland-livestock-cropping production strategies, using livestock to directly harvest crops, and production of forage finished meats using this approach.