Fred Provenza

Fred Provenza, PHD, is professor emeritus of behavioral ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University.  He is an author, researcher, and pioneer in understanding foraging behavior and how behavior links soils and plants with herbivores and humans. For 40 years, Fred’s team did research that laid the foundation for behavior-based management of livestock and wildlife. These efforts led to the formation in 2001 of an international network of scientists and land managers from five continents. That consortium, known as BEHAVE, is committed to integrating behavioral principles with local knowledge to enhance environmental, economic, and cultural values in rural and urban communities.