Ed Rhodes, Doctoral Candidate

Ed Rhodes, Doctoral Candidate
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Ed Rhodes grew up in the small town of Jacksboro, TX, where in FFA he found a love for range plant identification and Range and Pasture Judging, placing first in the nation. He earned his B.S. in Rangeland Ecology and Management at Texas A&M – College Station, where he was active in the Range Club and Plant ID Team. Ed completed his M.S. in Rangeland Ecology and Management at Oregon State University, where he studied the effects of prescribed fire on cover and dietary resources of sage grouse habitat.

Ed currently works as a Research Specialist for the Texas Water Resources Institute. His PhD research focus is on remote sensing of land use/land cover changes in the Ogallala Aquifer region, and how it all relates to groundwater use, rangeland fragmentation, and surface water quality. He is co-advised by Drs. Humberto Perotto-Baldivieso, and Evan Tanner.