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Mark  Thorne

Name :

Mark Thorne

Title :

Specialist

Unit :

Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences

Office :

Kamuela Extension Office

Address :

67-5189 Kamamalu Road
                  Kamuela, HI 96743

Phone :

(808)887-7625

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 :


Research Projects

Best Management Practices for the Sustainable Productivity of Hawaii’s Range and Pasture Lands 

Linking the Effects of Stocking Density, Forage Environment, and Climatic Conditions to Animal Performance in Tropical Forage Finish Beef Production Systems.

Development of Individual Free-Choice Mineral Supplementation Program for Sustainable Grazing Management of Hawaii’s Rangelands.

Prosapia bicinta (Two lined spittle bug) detection and control in Hawaii.

Extension Programs

Hawaii Rangeland Management Education and Outreach Program.

Strengthening RREA Programing Through Enhanced Connections: A Web-based Conference Series.

Fireweed Biological Control Project: Secusio extensa Rearing and Distribution.




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: 

Krushelnycky, P.D., F. Starr, K. Starr, M. Abran, M. Thorne, J. Leary, M. Fukada, D. Rubinoff.  2018. Performance of the biocontrol agent Secusio extensa (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) on its target host, Senecio madagascariensis (Madagascar fireweed), on an alternate host, Delairea odorata (Cape ivy), and on non-target plants, in Hawaii.  Biological Control 121: 234-246.

Lee, C.N., G.K. Fukumoto, M.S. Thorne, M.H. Stevenson, Y.S. Kim, M. Nakahata, and R.M. Ogoshi. 2017. Nutrient Composition of Sugarcane Forages were influenced by season and the time of harvest. Dairy and Vet. Sci. J. 2(1): 555579.

Lee, KAK, J.R. Carpenter, B.W. Mathews, M.S. Thorne, and L.E. Sollenberger. 2010. Effects of age of regrowth and geographical location on forage protein and carbohydrate fractions, silicon content, and their impact on IVOMD of four tropical grasses. J. Dairy Sci. 93: 343, E-Suppl. 1.

Meiman, P.J., M.S. Thorne, Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, and J.L. Dodd. 2009.  Wild ungulate herbivory of willow outside of National Parks is a significant management consideration.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:460-469.

Buck, K., J.R. Carpenter, M.S. Thorne and B.W. Mathews.  2007.  In situ rates of insoluble Macro-mineral release from alfalfa and tropical grasses, and relationships with dry matter disappearance.  Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. 58:378-382.

Gardner, D.R., M.S. Thorne, R.J. Molyneux, J.A. Pfister, and A.A. Seawright. 2006.  Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in Senecio madagascariensis from Australia and Hawaii and assessment of possible livestock poisoning.  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 34:736-744.

Thorne, M.S., P.J. Meiman, Q.D. Skinner, M.A. Smith, and J.L. Dodd.  2005.  Clipping frequency affects canopy volume and biomass production in planeleaf willow (Salix planifolia var. planifolia Prush.).  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 2 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, W.A. Laycock, and A. S. Cerekci.  2002.  Evaluation of a technique for measuring canopy volume of shrubs.  J. Range Manage. 55:235-240.

Technical Reports:

Thorne, M.S. and R.T. Hamasaki. 2016. Management of caterpillar pests in Hawaiʻi pastures. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication PRM-12, pp. 7.

Lee, C.N., G.K. Fukumoto, M.S. Thorne, M.H. Stevenson, M. Nakahata, and R.M. Ogoshi. 2016. Bana grass (Pennisetum purpureum): A possible forage for ruminants in Hawaiʻi. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication PRM-11, pp. 8.

Fukumoto, G.K., M.S. Thorne, J.H. Silva, J.L. Deenik, and M.H. Stevenson. 2016. Suitability map for forage-finished beef production using GIS technology: Kauaʻi Island. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication PRM-10, pp. 6.

Fukumoto, G.K., M.S. Thorne, J.H. Silva, J.L. Deenik, and M.H. Stevenson. 2016. Suitability map for forage-finished beef production using GIS technology: Maui county. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication PRM-9, pp. 8.

Parsons, J., J.P. Hewlett, and M.S. Thorne. 2015. Forage Risk Analyzer: Assessing changes to your operation in the face of uncertainty. RightRisk: TG-15-09.

Kim, Y.S., G.K. Fukumoto, M. Stevenson, M. Thorne, and R. Jha. 2015. Carcass traits and tenderness of Hawaii grass-fed beef. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication LM-29, pp. 7.

Lee, C.N., G.K. Fukumoto, M.S. Thorne, M.H. Stevenson, Y.S. Kim, M. Nakahata, and R.M. Ogoshi. 2015. Sugarcane crosses as potential forages for ruminants: Nutrient compositions were influenced by season and time of harvest. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR publication PRM-8, pp. 9.

Fukumoto, G.K., M.S. Thorne, J.H. Silva, and J.L. Deenik. 2015. Suitability map for forage-finished beef production using GIS technology: Hawaii Island.  University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication PRM-7, pp. 6.

Hewlett, J., J. Parsons, and M.S. Thorne. 2013. Risk Management Profiles: Fillizar Ranches manage forage and marketing risks. RightRisk: RMP-201308.001R

Powley, J., M. Stevenson, and M. Thorne. 2013.  Meat goat basics for Hawaii.  University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication LM-26, pp. 13.

Thorne, M.S., M. Stevenson, and E. Pickett-Fee. 2010.  Puuwaawaa grazing management plan and resource analysis.  Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Report. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR, pp 163.

Thorne, M.S., J.L. Deenik, R.W. Godfrey, G.K. Fukumoto, J.S. Powley, M.H. Stevenson, L.J. Duponcheel, and M. Abran. 2010.  Ranch pasture and Livestock Management Record Book.  University of Hawaii at Manoa CTAHR Publication. Pp. 62.

Thorne, M.S., L. J.Cox, and G. Fukumoto.  2009.  Management of Production Risk for Hawaii Ranchers. University of Hawaii at Manoa. CTAHR – PRM-5, pp 8.

Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox. 2008.  (Editors) Proceedings: 2008 Stockman’s Fall Field Day: Behavior-based grazing management for improved animal performance, pasture condition, and ranch profitability. August 22-23, 2008. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication, pp. 43. 

Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox.  2007. (Editors) Proceedings: 2007 Mealani Forage Field Day: Risk management for grass-based operations.  September 28-29, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication, pp.45.

Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox. 2007.  Managing production risk for Hawaiian ranchers. pp 11-15. In: Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox (eds.), Proceedings: 2007 Mealani Forage Field Day: Risk management for grass-based operations.  September 28-29, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication.

Norman, Arnold, M.S. Thorne, and M.H. Stevenson. 2007.  Monitoring Heifer Development and diet quality of kikuyu – pangola grass using NIRS and NUTBAL PRO. pp 18-24. In: Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox (eds.), Proceedings: 2007 Mealani Forage Field Day: Risk management for grass-based operations.  September 28-29, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication.

Deenik, J.L., M.S. Thorne, L.J. Cox, H.H. Keyser, and M.H. Stevenson.  2007.  Best management practices for the remediation of former sugarcane lands for sustainable livestock production in Hawaii. pp 40-44. In: Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox (eds.), Proceedings: 2007 Mealani Forage Field Day: Risk management for grass-based operations.  September 28-29, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication.

Thorne, M.S., and M.H. Stevenson.  2007.  Stocking rate: the most important tool in the toolbox. University of Hawaii at Manoa. CTAHR – PRM-4, pp 9.

Thorne, M.S., and L.J. Cox.  2007.  Calculating minimum lease rates for grazing in Hawaii.  University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR-PRM-3, pp 7.

Thorne, M.S., G.K. Fukumoto, and M.H. Stevenson.  2007.  Foraging Behavior and Grazing Management Planning. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR - PRM-2, pp 11.

Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox.  2007.  Proceedings: 2006 Mealani Forage Field Day: Hawaii Grown Beef: From Pasture to Market.  October 7, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication, pp.53.

Thorne, M.S.  2007.  Foraging Behavior and Grazing Management Planning. pp 45-51. In: Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox (eds.), Proceedings: 2006 Mealani Forage Field Day: Hawaii Grown Beef: From Pasture to Market.  October 7, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication, pp. 53.

Mattos, J., and M.S. Thorne.  2007.  Slaughter and Market Issues at the Andrade Slaughterhouse. pp 11-12. In: Thorne, M.S. and L.J. Cox (eds.), Proceedings: 2006 Mealani Forage Field Day: Hawaii Grown Beef: From Pasture to Market.  October 7, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR Publication, pp. 53.

Cox, L.J., Q.A. Edwards, M.S. Thorne, G.K. Fukumoto, and L.Y.T. Ching. 2006.  Commercial cow-calf management decisions: Calculating your cost of production with Calf-XL 2006.  University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR – LM-12. pp.21.

Thorne, M.S., J.S. Powley, and G.K. Fukumoto.  2005.  Fireweed control: an adaptive management approach. University of Hawaii at Manoa, CTAHR PRM-1, pp 8.

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 –LM-11.

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.  

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.  

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.