Stephan L. Hatch

EDUCATION: B.S. (Range Science), Utah State University, Logan, 1970 M.S. (Botany/Taxonomy), Utah State University, Logan, 1972 Ph.D. (Range Science/Taxonomy), Texas A&M University, College Station, 1975 Postdoctoral Fellow (Range Science), Texas A&M University, College Station, 1976

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS: Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1975 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1976 Visiting Assistant/Assistant Professor of Taxonomy, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1976-1979 Assistant/Associate Professor of Grass Taxonomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1979-1990 Curator, S.M. Tracy Herbarium, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1979-present Professor of Grass Taxonomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1990-present

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION: Tom Slick Research Fellow - Texas A&M University, College Station, 1973-1974 Coach, Society for Range Management, Range Plant Identification Contest 1975 - Texas A&M University (1st Place Team), 1976 (2nd Place Team), 1977 - New Mexico State University (4th Place Team), 1978 (2nd Place Team), 1979 (1st Place Team) Donovan Stewart Correll Memorial Award - Native Plant Society of Texas - 1994 Society for Range Management/Texas Section - 1995 Book Award - Texas Range Plants - 1995

TEACHING AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: Current teaching: Rangeland Plant Taxonomy, RLEM 204 (Sophomore Rangeland Ecology and Management (RLEM) Course); Agrostology, RLEM 203 (Sophomore Course); Grasses and Grasslands, RLEM 610 (Graduate Course); Wetland Plant Taxonomy, RLEM 689 (Graduate Course). Current Students: 1 Ph.D. student; 9 undergraduate advisees

RESEARCH INTEREST AND GRANT SUPPORT: My primary research is in the area of grass biosystematics and the development of floristic works for Texas and adjacent areas. One of the areas of current research is the grasses of the post oak savannah and blackland prairie. The grasses of Texas is a larger ongoing project to which all short term research is directed to solve