Jon D. Bates


Jon Bates

Rangeland Ecologist
U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS
Range Ecology Research


Dr. Bates is a Rangeland Ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Burns, Oregon. He received his BS (1984) in Agricultural Business Management at Cornell, his MS (1989) in Agricultural Economics from Oregon State University, and PhD (1996) in Rangeland Management from Oregon State University. He served a two year post-doctoral at Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center from 1997 to 1999. He joined the research group at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center in 1999 . Current research is focused in three general areas; response of sagebrush steppe to altered precipitation patterns, management and plant community restoration in juniper woodlands, and native seed production dynamics and harvesting.

Ongoing research includes management of juniper slash debris after woodland cutting, response of shrub/understory to burning in juniper woodlands and sagebrush grassland, response of sagebrush steppe vegetation and soil nitrogen dynamics to altered precipitation patterns, and prescription grazing in juniper woodlands and sagebrush steppe.

Recent Published Research by Dr. Bates:

For more information phone or email Dr. Bates at:

(541) 573-8932 or Jon Bates