BEHAVE: Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation & Ecosystem Management
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Wildland Resources
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-5230
(435) 797-2539 - BNR 213
Dr. Juan J. Villalba is a research assistant professor in the Department of Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University.
Juan received his M.S. in Plant Production from Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Range Science from Utah State University in 1996.
research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that influence food selection and intake in herbivores, with the aim of creating efficient alternatives to manage animals and their environment.
To accomplish such goal he
is currently using a variety of approaches which include pen and field studies, as well as multi agent based simulation models.
His research program has resulted in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, several in the best journals in the field, including The British Journal of Nutrition , The Journal of Animal Science, Nutrition Research Reviews , Oikos, and The Journal of Chemical Ecology and Animal Behaviour . Juan serves as Research Coordinator on the project.
involvement with BEHAVE
also includes conducting and supervising experiments in diet mixing and nutrient-toxin interactions.