Research Interests

  1. -Grassland and Riparian Restoration

  2. -Plant Ecology

  3. -Soil Health


  1. -B.S. in Range Science from Sul Ross State University

  2. -M.S. In Range and Wildlife Management from Sul Ross State University

  3. -Ph.D. in Soil Science with an Emphasis in Restoration from Texas A&M

Contact Information

Department of Natural Resource Management

Box C-16

Sul Ross State University

Alpine, TX 79832

432 837 8488


    I grew up on a ranch in the Trans-Pecos, where my family has been ranching since the 1890’s.  I developed a passion for the ranching industry, nature and the outdoors as a young child.  This led me to pursue an education in Range Science and related fields.  As I learned more about my chosen field, I began to concentrate on the function of ecosystems and how to restore functionality to degraded ecosystems. 

    I am married to Seth Warnock, who also has a strong agricultural background and a long family history of farming and ranching.  We stay active in production agriculture through our small ranch in the Marathon grasslands and by helping out with the family agricultural enterprises.

    I am currently an Associate Professor at Sul Ross State University, and have been teaching at Sul Ross since 2001.  I teach many of the Range Science classes in the Department of Natural Resource Management and currently serve as Chair of the department.  I am a co-advisor for the nationally recognized Range and Wildlife Club at SRSU.  I also have an active research program with projects focusing in restoration, plant ecology, and fire ecology.


A Short History