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Mark  Thorne

Name :

Mark Thorne

Title :

Assoc Spec

Unit :

Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences

Office :

Kamuela Extension Office

Address :

67-5189 Kamamalu Road
                    Kamuela, HI 96743

Phone :

(808)887-6183

Fax :

(808)887-6182

E-mail :

thornem@hawaii.edu

Website :

http://globalrangelands.org/state/hawaii

Specialties :

Rangeland ecology and Management, Livestock nutrition, health, and management.


Professional Prep/Appointments :


Ph.D., 2002. Rangeland Ecophysiology. Rangeland Ecosystem Science Dept. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523. M.S., 1998. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, Dept. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, University of Wyoming, Laramie 82071. B.S., 1996. Range Management, Dept. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, University of Wyoming, Laramie 82071.

Projects :


Best Management Practices for the Conversion of Former Sugarcane and Pineapple Lands into Sustainable Forage Production Systems.  CTAHR-Beef Initiative Group.  National Animal Identification System Implementation Project.  Beef Industry Analysis Project.  Cost of Production-Cow/calf XL.  Hawaii Grazing and Livestock Management Academy.  Annual Mealani Forage Field Day Educational Program. Forage Production and Animal Performance Profiling Project.  Hawaii Rangelands-West Web Site Project.  Outreach and assistance in tropical pasture and livestock management for Pacific Islanders. Hawaii forage production and rainfall index project. Ecology, Toxicology, and Management of Madagascar Fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis Poiret) in Tropical and Sub-tropical Rangelands.


Extension/Research Interests :


Rangeland Ecophysiology, Plant-Animal Interactions, Sustainable Grazing Management Practices, Foraging Efficiency in Cattle.

Publications :


Dissertation and Thesis Thorne, M.S. 1998. Effects of herbivory on willow (Salix spp.) canopy volume on mountain rangelands of northern Wyoming. M.S. Thesis, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo. Thorne, M.S. 2002. Carbon dioxide exchange rates and plant-soil responses to soil loss on shortgrass prairie and sagebrush steppe sites. Ph.D. Dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. Refereed Publications Thorne, M.S., Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, J.D. Rodgers, W.A. Laycock, and A. S. Cerekci. 2002. Evaluation of a technique for measuring canopy volume of shrubs. J. Range Manage. 55:235-240. Thorne, M.S., P.J. Meiman, Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, and J.L. Dodd. 2005. The effects of different clipping frequencies on willow (Salix) biomass production. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:41-50. Thorne, M.S., M.J. Trlica, W.C. Leininger, R.D. Child, and D.A. Klein. 2005. Soil CO2 efflux response to soil loss on two rangeland ecosystems. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:27-34. Cibils, A.F., D.M. Swift, R.H. Hart, M.J. Trlica, and M.S. Thorne. 2005. Gender-specific responses to winter defoliation of greenhouse-grown Atriplex canescens clones under contrasting soil moisture regimes. Journal of Arid Environments 61:211-226. Thorne, M.S., Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, J. D. Rodgers, J.L. Dodd., and W.A. Laycock. (In Review). Willow utilization and canopy volume on northern Wyoming mountain rangelands. Rangeland Ecology and Management Thorne, M.S., M.J. Trlica, W.C. Leininger, R.D. Child, and D.A. Klein. (In Preparation). Photosynthetic response of bluegrama and western wheatgrass to soil loss. Rangeland Ecology and Management Thorne, M.S., M.J. Trlica, W.C. Leininger, R.D. Child, and D.A. Klein. (In Preparation). Photosythetic response of Wyoming big sagebrush and bluebunch wheatgrass to soil loss. Rangeland Ecology and Management. Technical Reports Thorne, M.S. 2005. Integrated Management for control of fireweed: An adaptive management approach. pp 23 – 30. In: Thorne, M.S., L.J. Cox (eds.), Proceedings: 2005 Mealani Forage Field Day: Improved livestock and forage production through sustainable management practices. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR P-09/05, pp. 60. Thorne, M.S., L.J. Cox. 2005. Proceedings: 2005 Mealani Forage Field Day: Improved livestock and forage production through sustainable management practices. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR P-09/05 pp. 60. Cox, L.J., Q.A. Edwards, M.S. Thorne, G. Fukumoto. 2005. Calculating the cost of production for a cow-calf operation. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR – Cooperative Extension Service Publication LM-11. Trlica, M.J., and M.S. Thorne. 2001. Trend in vegetation characteristics and range condition on the Mantle Allotment in Dinosaur National Monument from 1996 to 2001. National Park Service Report, Rangeland Ecosystem Science Department, Ft. Collins, Colo. Thorne, M.S., and M.J. Trlica. 2001. Comparison between methodologies to measure cover characteristics of plant communities within Dinosaur National Monument. National Park Service Report. Rangeland Ecosystem Science Department, Ft. Collins, Colo. Thorne, M.S., Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, W.A. Laycock, and J.L. Dodd. 1997. Effects of herbivory on willow (Salix spp.) canopy volume on mountain rangelands of northern Wyoming. Pp. 144-149 IN: Proceedings Wyoming Water 1997 Conference; What’s new in the toolbox? Applied research for management of Wyoming’s water resources: A statewide conference. April 21-23, 1997. Casper, WY. Popular Articles Thorne, M.S. 1996. Land owner control of access to public land. Wyo. Stockman-Farmer 102(4):18-19. Published Abstracts Thorne, M.S., M.J. Trlica, W.C. Leininger, R.D. Child, and D.A. Klein. 2003. CO2 exchange rates and plant-soil responses to soil loss on shortgrass prairie and sagebrush steppe sites. Society for Range Management 56th Annual Meeting, Feb. 1-6, 2003. Casper, Wyoming. Thorne, M.S., M.J. Trlica, W.C. Leininger, and R.D. Child. 2001. Soil loss effects on photosynthetic rates of western wheatgrass and blue grama. Society for Range Management 54th Annual Meeting, Feb. 17-23, 2001. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Thorne, M.S., M.J. Trlica, W.C. Leininger, and R.D. Child. 2001. Soil loss effects on soil respiration rates of two rangeland ecosystems. Society for Range Management 54th Annual Meeting, Feb. 17-23, 2001. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Thorne, M.S., J.D. Rodgers, Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, W.A. Laycock, J.L. Dodd, and S. Cerekci. 1998. Estimates of the variability in measuring canopy volume among observers and within observations. Society for Range Management 51st Annual Meeting, Feb. 8-12, 1998. Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico. Thorne, M.S., Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, W.A. Laycock, and J.L. Dodd. 1998. Final Report-Effects of herbivory on Willow (Salix spp.) canopy volume on mountain rangelands of northern Wyoming. Society for Range Management 51st Annual Meeting, Feb. 8-12, 1998. Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico. Thorne, M.S., Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, W.A. Laycock, and J.L. Dodd. 1998. Final Report-Effects of the frequency of simulated browsing events on Willow (Salix spp.) biomass production. Society for Range Management 51st Annual Meeting, Feb. 8-12, 1998. Guadalajara, Jalisco. Mexico. Thorne, M.S., Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, and W.A. Laycock. 1997. Effects of herbivory on Willow (Salix spp.) canopy volume on mountain rangelands of northern Wyoming. Society for Range Management 50th Annual Meeting, Feb. 16-21, 1997. Rapid City, South Dakota.