Person

Patrick D Keyser

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

Specialization: Native Grasslands Management

Overview

Serving Tennesseans - and those throughout the surrounding region - through development of improved practices for native grasslands that provide economic and natural resources benefits.

Research Focus

As Director for the Center for Native Grasslands, I lead research focused on management of native grass-based production systems including forages and biofuels, management of grasslands, and restoration of grassland communities.

Outreach Focus

I provide educational information to producers, landowners, agency personnel, and industry, all with a focus on native grasslands and associated natural resources.

Research Questions
  • Current research activities focus on: development of an integrated forage production model that incorporates cool-season annuals into native warm-season grasses to extend grazing seasons; evaluating use of native forbs and legumes in native grass pastures to improve wildlife habitat, soil health, and pollinator habitat; and evaluation of improved establishment strategies for native grass forages, and use of native grass pastures by grassland birds.
Patrick D Keyser image
205 Third Creek Building
2415 Fletcher Luck Lane
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • EdS, Forestry, General, Clemson University, 2001
  • Masters, No/Unknown Field of Study, Louisiana St U Cen Office, 1984
  • Bachelors, No/Unknown Field of Study, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 1982
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources

Patrick D Keyser

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Patrick D Keyser image
205 Third Creek Building
2415 Fletcher Luck Lane
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • EdS, Forestry, General, Clemson University, 2001
  • Masters, No/Unknown Field of Study, Louisiana St U Cen Office, 1984
  • Bachelors, No/Unknown Field of Study, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 1982
Responsible Area(s)
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
Overview

Serving Tennesseans - and those throughout the surrounding region - through development of improved practices for native grasslands that provide economic and natural resources benefits.

Research Focus

As Director for the Center for Native Grasslands, I lead research focused on management of native grass-based production systems including forages and biofuels, management of grasslands, and restoration of grassland communities.

Outreach Focus

I provide educational information to producers, landowners, agency personnel, and industry, all with a focus on native grasslands and associated natural resources.

Research Questions
  • Current research activities focus on: development of an integrated forage production model that incorporates cool-season annuals into native warm-season grasses to extend grazing seasons; evaluating use of native forbs and legumes in native grass pastures to improve wildlife habitat, soil health, and pollinator habitat; and evaluation of improved establishment strategies for native grass forages, and use of native grass pastures by grassland birds.