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Jack E. Norland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Natural Resources Management
Morrill Hall - 205A

Research interests:

  • Restoration ecology
  • Application of remote sensing to natural resource management
  • Study of natural resources management problems in a socio-ecological setting


  • BS Wildlife Biology; Iowa State University; 1978
  • MS Range Science; Montana State University; 1984
  • Ph.D. Natural Resources Management; North Dakota State University; 2008 

Courses Taught:

  • NRM 453/653 Rangeland Resources Watershed Management 
  • NRM 420/620 Scenarios in Natural Resources Management
  • RNG 452/652 GIS in Range/NRM
  • NRM 701 Terrestrial Resources Management
  • NRM 702 Natural Resources Management Planning 

Recent Grants and Research

Different Seed Mix Used for Vegetating Pipeline Construction Corridors in Native Grasslands with Alliance Pipeline L.P.



Paradeis, B., S. Lovas, A. Aipperspach, A. Kazmierczak, M. Boche, Y. He, P. Corrigan,  K. Chambers, Y, Gao, J. Norland and T. DeSutter. 2012. Dog-park soils: Concentration and distribution of urine-borne constituents. Urban Ecosystems DOI 10.1007/s11252-012-0264-1.

Meehan, M.A., E.S. DeKeyser, K K. Sedivec, and J. E. Norland.  2012. Nutritional composition of Sprengel's sedge (Carex sprengelii). Canadian Journal of Plant Science 92:867-871.

Higgins, Kenneth F., Kurt J. Jenkins, Gary K. Clambey, Daniel W. Uresk, David E. Naugle, Jack E. Norland, and William T. Barker. 2012. Vegetation Sampling and Measurement. In Nova Silvy, editor. Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management.  7th Edition. The Wildlife Society.

Norland, J., S. Fasching, C. Dixon, K. Askerooth, K. Kelsey, and G. Wang. 2013. Reduced establishment of Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) using functionally similar native forbs. Ecological Restoration, 31:144-146.

Meyers, L., E.S. DeKeyser and J.E. Norland. 2013. Differences in spatial autocorrelation (SAc), plant species richness and diversity, and plant community composition in grazed and ungrazed grasslands along a moisture gradient, North Dakota, USA. Applied Vegetation Science. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12040.

Grygiel, C.E., J.E. Norland, and M.E. Biondini. 2009. Can Carbon and Phosphorous Amendments Increase Native Forbs in a Prairie Restoration Process? A Case Study in the Northern Tallgrass Prairie (U.S.A.). Submitted to Plant Ecology; 9 June 2009.

Grygiel, C.E. , J.E. Norland, and M.E. Biondini. 2009. Precision Prairie Reconstruction (PPR): A Technique for Increasing Native Forb Species Richness in a Few-Culture Grass Matrix. Ecological Restoration. 27:459-67

Samuel, L.W., D. R. Kirby, J. E. Norland, and G. L. Anderson. 2008. Leafy Spurge Suppression by Flea Beetles in The Little Missouri Drainage Basin, USA. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 61:437-443.

Norland, J.E., L.R. Irby, and C.B. Marlow. 1985. Determination of optimum bison stocking rate in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. J. Environmental Management 21:225-239.

Singer, F.J., and J.E. Norland 1994. Niche relationships within a guild of ungulate species in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, following release from artificial controls. Canadian J. Zoology 72:1383-1394.

Norland, J.E., F.J. Singer, and L. Mack. 1996. Effects of the Yellowstone fires of 1988 on elk habitats. pages 223-232 in J.M. Greenlee, editor. Ecological implications of fire in greater Yellowstone. International Association Wildland Fire, Fairfield, WA

Irby, L R., J.E. Norland, M.G. Sullivan, J.A. Westfall Jr, and P Anderson. 2000. Dynamics of green ash woodlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Prairie Naturalist 32:77-102.

Irby, L.R., J.E. Norland, J. Westfall Jr, and M. Sullivan. 2002. Evaluation of a forage allocation model for Theodore Roosevelt National Park. J. Environmental Management 64:153-169.

Singer, F.J., M.B. Coughenour, and J.E. Norland. 2004. Elk biology and ecology before and after the Yellowstone fires of 1988. pages 117-139 in L.L. Wallace editor, After the fires: the ecology of change in Yellowstone National Park. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT.

Mirik, M., J. E. Norland, R. L. Crabtree, and M. E. Biondini. 2005. Hyperspectral One-Meter-Resolution Remote Sensing in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: I. Forage Nutritional Values. Rangeland Ecology and Management 58:452-458.

Limb, R. F., K. R. Hickman, D. M. Engle, J. E. Norland, and S. D. Fuhlendorf. 2007. Digital Photography: Reduced Investigator Variation in Visual Obstruction Measurements for Southern Tallgrass Prairie. Rangeland Ecology and Management 60:548–552.

Honors and Memberships

Member Phi Kappa Phi, 2006-present
Member Scientific Advisory Council, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center, 1997-present
Member Society for Range Management, 2004-present

Student Focused. Land Grant. Research University.

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For more information on Natural Resources Management
at North Dakota State University, contact:
Shawn DeKeyser, Ph.D.
Program Leader - Natural Resources Management Interdiscliplinary Program
307A Morrill Hall
Shawn DeKeyser

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