lesley morris

Lesley Morris

Associate Professor she, her, hers



B.A. University of New Mexico, 1995
M.S. Environmental Policy and Management, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ph.D. Ecology, Utah State University, 2008


  • REM 408: Rangeland Ecosystems -Ecological characteristics, botanical composition, distribution, wildlife species, and land uses of the major rangeland plant communities in the western U.S.
  • REM 494: Range and Forest Administration and Policy - Public administration of resource management, history of agencies, laws and policies, administrative procedures, policy formation, decision-making, planning, and public participation as related to ethics, science, and politics.



Historical Fire and Ventenata dubia Invasion in a Temperate Grassland


Rangeland Ecology & Management, Vol 75, March 2021, Pg. 35-40

Luke W. Ridder, JoAnna M.Perrena, Lesley R.Morris, Bryan A.Endress, Robert V.Taylord, Bridgett J.Naylore

Ventenata is an invasive annual grass that has rapidly expanded its range across temperate grassland and shrub-steppe ecosystems in western North America....

Special Publications

Ventenata (ventenata dubia (Leers) Coss.): A New Invasive Annual Grass Threatens Northern Nevada.


Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Special Publication 23-08-15

Morris, L. R., Schultz, B. & Meiman, P.