Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Dr. Bill Fox is an Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; and a faculty member in the Rangeland, Wildlife & Fisheries Management Department at Texas A&M University in College Station. He also provides leadership for the Center for Natural Resources Information Technology at Texas A&M. Dr. Fox has been working in the arena of the impacts of rangeland management on ecosystem goods and services since 2000, when he returned to the Texas A&M University System. Over the years he has focused on land management strategies for a diverse suite of landscapes ranging from rehabilitation of highly disturbed military training lands to restoration of oil/gas development, the influence of vegetation communities on water resources in working landscapes, and most recently, the impacts of land management on carbon sequestration in rangeland soils. Dr. Fox was part of a nationwide team working to illustrate the integration of the bio-physical and socio-economic subsystems of ecosystems. These efforts resulted in the development of the Integrated Social, Economic & Ecological Conceptual (ISEEC) Framework that has been used to define interactions between these sub-systems over time. Dr. Fox currently serves as a Science Advisor for the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium and as a member of their Grazing Strike Force. He also serves as a Technical Advisor for the Texas – Grazing Lands Coalition. Dr. Fox holds a Bachelor’s degree in Range Science from Texas A&M University, a Masters in Animal & Range Sciences from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology & Management from Texas A&M University.