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Expert NameDr. Roberto Distel
DivisionUniversidad Nacional del Sur and CONICET
CityBahía Blanca
Telephone+54 291 4861666 Ext. 193
Work ExperienceParticipant and advisory experience in project on soil and vegetation degradation in arid lands, arid land restoration, desertification and ecosystem processes, sustainable utilization of arid lands, livestock management in arid lands, sustainable grazing strategies for semi-arid rangelands, effects of climate change and grazing on vegetation in semiarid rangelands.
QualificationsPhD, Range ecology and management, Utah State University, 1990
Number of Publications42
Awards1. Best undergraduate GPA, Agronomy Faculty, Univ. Nac de La Pampa, Argentina, 1979 2. Don Dwyer Award for Excellence, Utah State University, 1991 3. Certificate of Recognition, University of California-Davis, 2003
Other Activities1. Argentina ecological society 2. Argentina animal production society 3. Society for range management 4. Extension on arid and semiarid land management 5. Range management consultant
Publications1. Distel, R.A. y F.D. Provenza. 1991. Experience early in life affects voluntary intake of blackbrush by goats. Journal of Chemical Ecology 17:431-450. 2. Distel, R.A., J.J. Villalba y H.E. Laborde. 1994. Effects of early experience on voluntary intake of low-quality roughage by sheep. Journal of Animal Science 72:1191-1195. 3. Moretto, A.S. y R.A. Distel. 1997. Competitive interactions between palatable and unpalatable grasses native to a temperate semi-arid grassland of Argentina. Plant Ecology 130: 155-161. 4. Distel, R.A., P.M. Soca, M.W. Demment y E.A. Laca. 2004. Spatial-temporal arrangements of supplementation to modify selection of feeding sites by sheep. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 89: 59-70. 5. Distel, R.A., A.S. Moretto y N.G. Didoné. 2007. Regrowth capacity as related to defence strategy in two grasses native to semi-arid Argentina. Austral Ecology 32: 651-655.
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