Bonnie J. Warnock, PhD
Professor and Dean of Agriculture, Life, and Physical Sciences
Research Scientist, Borderlands Research Institute
Sul Ross State University
PO Box C-110
Alpine, TX 79832
Office phone: (432) 837-8201
Fax: (432) 837-8406
Email: bwarnock@sulross.edu

Research Specialties

Rangeland Restoration
Big Game Ecology
Fire Ecology
Upland Gamebird Ecology
Sustainable Ranch Management
Habitat Management


Dr. Bonnie J. Warnock is a Professor and serves as Dean of the College of Agriculture, Life, and Physical Sciences. Bonnie teaches the range and soils courses and advises students within the Range Management and Agribusiness Management concentrations. She also serves as an advisor for the Student Chapter of the Society for Range Management. Her research interests are focused on restoration and its tie to sustainable ranching, with projects in grassland restoration, riparian restoration, grazing, and fire.

Bonnie received her PhD in Soil Science from Texas A&M University, where her dissertation focused on restoring saline soils utilizing halophytic plants. She received her MS in Range and Wildlife Management from Sul Ross State University where she studied banded grassland vegetation. She also completed her BS in Range Science from Sul Ross State University.

Bonnie is also actively involved in production agriculture through her and her family’s ranches.

Research Specialties

Rangeland Restoration
Fire Ecology
Sustainable Ranch Management

Courses Taught

NRM 2404 Soils
NRM 3301 Fire Ecology
NRM 3302 Forest Ecology
NRM 3401 Range Ecology
NRM 4314 Range Watershed and Hydrology
NRM 4405 Range and Wildlife Habitat Management
NRM 4406 Range Inventory and Analysis
NRM 5302 Seminar in Range and Wildlife Management

Selected Publications

Warnock, B. J. 2009. Restoring a riparian corridor: The Duff Springs story. Texas
Wildlife. May 2009.

Warnock, B. J. and W. F Juett. 2008 How do you retain moisture in the desert?
Cattleman. March 2008.

Warnock, B. J. and W.F. Juett. 2008. Restoring grasslands in the Chihuahuan Desert:
The Burlap Wattle Technique. Texas Wildlife. November 2008.

Warnock, B. J. and W. F. Juett. 2006. Cotton Burs and burlap used to create wattles
for erosion control (Texas). Ecological Restoration 24(4) pp 280-281.

Warnock, B. J. 2006. Restoration of the Duff Springs riparian area and the associated
upland grasslands to increase pronghorn habitat. pp 65-69 IN: Proceedings
Pronghorn Symposium 2006.

Warnock, B. J. 2003. Bioaccumulation of Salts by Halophytes as a Means of
Reclaiming Saline Soils. Dissertation, Texas A&M University. 243 pp.