- Associate Professor
- HFSB 311
- (979) 845-5557
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Range & Forest Management, University of Nevada
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Range Management, Oregon State University
- Ph.D. Range Management, Texas A&M University
Dr. Knight received his BS (1975) in Range and Forest Management from the University of Nevada, MS (1977) in Range Management (Watershed Management) from Oregon State University, and his Ph.D. (1980) in Rangeland Management (Watershed Management) from Texas A&M University. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1981 as an Assistant Professor; was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and became Associate Department Head in 1990. He is currently an advisor and program leader for the Rangeland Ecology and Management degree, the Renewable Natural Resources degree and the Master of Natural Resources Development. His research program is concerned with land management impacts on hydrologic processes. Dr. Knight’s teaching responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate courses have included classes pertaining to Natural Resources and Ecosystem Management, Wildland Plants of North America, Wildland Watershed Management. Range and Forest Watershed Management and Wetland Delineation. He is advisor to the Range Club, Student Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society Student Chapter, and Alpha Zeta. He coaches the TAMU Plant identification Team. He has been active in both the state and national levels in the Society for Range Management and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The current focus of his research includes water quality and quantity impacts from brush management, grazing, and forest management practices.
Research Interests and Specializations
Wilcox, B., K. Owens, R.W. Knight, R. Lyons. 2005. Do Woody plants affect streamflow on semiarid karst rangelands? Ecological Applications. 15: 127-136.
Wilcox, B., K. Owens, R.W. Knight, R. Lyons. 2001. `Shrubs and runoff in semiarid landscapes: what’s the linkage? AmericaN Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco (December 12, 2001).
Savabi, M.R., W.J. Rawls, R.W. Knight. 1995. Water erosion prediction project (WEPP) rangeland hydrology component evaluation on a Texas range site. J. Range Manage. 48: 535-541.
Knight, R.W. 1993. Managing environmental impacts of grazing. In Proceeding of Livestock Stocking Rate Workshop. Presented six times throughout Texas in 1993 and 1994.
Welch, T.G., R.W. Knight, R. Caudle, A. Garza, and J.M. Sweeton. 1991. Impact of grazing management on nonpoint source pollution. Texas Agriculture Extension Service. L- 5002. 4p.