Barry Perryman

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Barry Perryman, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno


Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 202
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-1265
Fax: 784-1375

Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 232a 
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B.S. Agronomy, 1978, Abilene Christian Univ.
M.S. Rangeland Ecology, 1993, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie
Ph.D. Rangeland Ecology, 1996, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie


Shenkoru, T. and B. Perryman 2016, Effects of species and maturity stage on nutritional and fermentation characteristics of Sarcobatus species, Animal Feed Science and Technology, 211: 241-245   View item.
Esenov, P., Zverev, N., Narayanan, R., Nowak, R. S., Perryman, B. L. 2015, Case study: Chenopod cultivation to increase the forage base for domestic grazing animals in Turkmenistan., Journal of Arid Land Studies, 25.  
Shenkoru, T., Faciola, A. P., Schultz, B. W., Perryman, B. L. 2015, Frothy bloat (primary ruminal tympany) potential and nutrient content of Forage Kochia (Bassia prostrata L.), Journal of Arid Land Studies, 25(3), 177-180   View item.
Schultz, B. W., Mcadoo, J. K., Perryman, B. L., Foster, S., Davison, J. C., Smaoui, A., Isoda, H. 2015, Nevada (USA) Range Management School – Adapting an American, Grazing Management Curriculum, to other Continents., Journal of Arid Lands Studies, 25(3), 273-276.  
Schmelzer, L., Perryman, B. L. 2014, Case Study: Reducing cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) fuel loads using fall cattle grazing., Professional Animal Scientist vol. 30 no. 2 270-278   View item.
Svejcar, T., Perryman, B. L. 2014, Western land managers will need all available tools for adapting to climate change, including grazing: A critique of Beschta et al., Environmental Management, 30, 1035-1038.  
Yobi, A., Schlauch, K. A., Perryman, B., Oliver, M. J. and Cushman, J. C. 2013, Biomass Production, Nutritional and Mineral Content of Desiccation-Sensitive and Desiccation-Tolerant Species of Sporobolus under Multiple Irrigation Regimes., Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. doi: 10.1111/jac.12022   View item.
Trowbridge, W., Albright, T., Ferguson, S., Li, J., Perryman, B. L., Nowak, R. S. 2013, Explaining patterns of species dominance in the shrub steppe systems of the Junggar Basin (China) and Great Basin (USA)., Journal of Arid Lands, 5(3), 415-427.  
Bruce, L. B., Perryman, B. L., Shenkoru, T., Conley, K., Jon, W. 2012, Nutritional properties of windrowed and standing Basin Wildrye over time., Professional Animal Scientist, 28, 284-291.  
Perryman, B. L., Shenkoru, T., Bruce, L. B., Hussein, H. S. 2011, Age and growing season nutritional value relationships of three Artemisia tridentata subspecies, Rangeland Ecology and Management   View item.
Dyer, K.J., B.L. Perryman, and D.W. Holcombe 2010, Site and age class variation of hematologic parameters for female greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) of northern Nevada., J. Wildlife Diseases. 46:1-12.  
Book or Chapter(s) in Books
Perryman, B. L. 2014, A field guide to Nevada shrubs (pp. 247)., Lander, WY: Indigenous Rangeland Management Press.  

A taxonomic field guide of Nevada shrubs that includes state of the art photography along with vegetative, inflorescence and ecological keys; also includes glossary of taxonomic terms and a complete Latin and common name index. 

Perryman, B. L. 2007, Field guide to Nevada grasses (pp. 256), Lander, WY: Indigenous Rangeland Management Press.  

There are more than 100 species of range grasses in the mountains and valleys of Nevada's Great Basin, and the author describes them in both technical and practical language. All grasses are illustrated in color with explanations given as to the various parts of the grass plant and their locations on the landscape.

Barry Perryman, Sherman Swanson, Gary Brackley, Brad Schultz, Paul Blackburn, Kent McAdoo, Gary Medlyn, Robin Tausch 2009, Wyoming Big Sagebrush State & Transition Model And Management Key for Nevada First Approximation, NAES Bulletin   View item.

During the late twentieth century, public perception of Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis) [Beetle & A. Young] changed from being a ‘weed’ to a valuable resource in danger of extirpation in some landscapes. The two polar perspectives, perceiving it to be of no value and only competitive with grasses, or perceiving it to be so valuable and scarce that we must never control it, neither serve or benefit land managers or the wildlife that depend on this important habitat. During this period, a focus on rangeland condition has shifted to a focus on ecological thresholds and the information needed to allocate limited financial and other resources to those areas, times, and actions that are most important for maintaining rangeland health.

Professional Papers
Schmelzer, L., Perryman, B. L., Conley, K., Wuliji, T., Bruce, L. B., Piper, K. 2008, Fall grazing to reduce cheatgras fuel loads., Society for Range Management 2008.  
Lay or Popular Publications
Perryman, B. L., Stringham, T., Schultz, B. W. 2015, Evaluation of the Winnemucca District Drought Response Plan, The Progressive Rancher  
Research Reports
Foster, S., Schmelzer, L., Wilker, J., Schultz, B. W., Mcadoo, J. K., Swanson, S. R., Perryman, B. L. 2015, Reducing Cheatgrass Fuel Loads Using Fall Cattle Grazing, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension: Special Publication 15-03   View item.