PhD student and San Francisco Bay Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension
M.S. Animal Science/Beef Cattle Management;
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY; College Station, Texas, May 1991
B.S. Agricultural Science and Management;
B.A. International Relations/World Resources;
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS; Davis, California, June 1989
CA licensed Certified Rangeland Manager #63
Research Interests / Specializations:
Grazing Management, Ecosystems Services from Working Rangelands
For the past twenty years, as a University of California Cooperative Extension Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, I have conducted an applied research and extension program to support agencies, resource management professionals and ranchers in sustaining working rangelands. Research I conducted early in my Cooperative Extension career focused on ecological questions including the role of livestock grazing in maintaining vernal pools (Barry 1998, Barry 1995) and grazing impacts on special status species (Barry et al. 2005). More recent research I have conducted has focused on social questions including the impact of water quality regulations on an agricultural community (Barry et al. 2010) and using social media to understand public perception of cattle grazing on park lands (Barry 2014).
Barry, S.J. 1998. Managing the Sacramento Vernal Pool Landscape to Sustain Native Flora. In: C.W. Witham, E.T. Bauder, D. Belk, W.R. Ferren Jr., and R. Ornduff (eds.) Ecology, Conservation, and Management of Vernal Pool Ecosystems. Proceedings from a 1996 Conference. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. p. 236-240.
Barry, S.J., K. Guenther, G. Hayes, R. Larson, G. Nader and M. Doran. 2005. Understanding Livestock Grazing Impacts. DANR publication 21626. 99 pp.
Barry, S. W. King. S. Larson and M. Lennox. 2010. Opportunities to sustain “greener” farming: comparing impacts of water quality regulations in two catchments: Lake Taupo (NZ) and Tomales Bay, California (USA). New Zealand Grassland Association Proceedings 72:17-21.
Barry, S. 2014. "Using Social Media to Discover Public Values, Interests, and Perceptions about Cattle Grazing on Park Lands." Environmental Management 53: 454-464.
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720