B.S. Agronomy. Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) 1975
M.S. Range Ecology-Systems Analysis. Texas Tech University. 1980
Ph.D. Range Ecosystems Science-Statistics. Colorado State University. 1984
Fluent in Spanish and English
Ecosystem level carbon flows and nutrient cycling, grazing ecology, ecosystem modeling, statistical ecology, spatial pattern analysis, scaling issues in ecology, landscape ecology and plant community ecology. The two main biomes where I have conducted research are the North and South American grasslands and Northern Great Plains wetlands.
2009-2012 Associate editor, Rangeland Ecology and Management
2002-2005 Panel Manager for the USDA-NRICGP Managed Ecosystem Program
2000-2003 Panel Review Member: National Science Foundation--Ecosystems Program
2000-2002 Panel Review Member: USDA National Research Initiative--Ecosystems Program
1996-present Professor, North Dakota State University
1989-1996 Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
1986-1989 Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University
1984-1986 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Colorado State University
1984-1986 Consultant, Winrock International, Morrilton, Arkansas
1984 Consultant, Robert Mitchell and Associates, Greeley, Colorado
1983-1984 Consultant, Goodson and Associates, Lakewood, Colorado
1980-1984 Research Associate, Colorado State University
1978-1980 Research Assistant, Texas Tech University
1977-1978 Research Associate, INTA Balcarce Experiment Station, Argentina
1975-1977 Research Associate, Universidad
Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Semi-arid Ecosystem Development as a Function of Resource Processing and Allocation. DOE Grant: DE-AS02-76EV040128. Co-PI, 1984-1987. $770,000.
Carbon and Nitrogen Allocation and Utilization in a Crested Wheatgrass and Native Shortgrass Ecosystem. National Science Foundation Grant: BSR-8405604. Co-PI, 1984-1986. $250,000.
Grazing-Nitrogen Cycle Interactions in Grassland Ecosystems. NSF-EPSCoR Program. Principal Investigator. 1987-1990. $60,000.
The Biogeochemistry of Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulfur Transformations in a Seasonal and a Semipermanent Wetland. Department of Interior: 14-08-0001-G1581. Principal Investigator. 1990-1992. $50,000.
Grassland Patchiness and the Scaling of Soil Nitrogen. USDA-NRICGP-93-0051. Principal Investigator. 1993-1998. $135,000.
Relationships Between Landscape Patterns, Ecological Processes, and Biological Diversity in Native Great Plains Grasslands. The Nature Conservancy/Mellon Foundation Ecosystem Research Program. Principal Investigator. 1994-1997. $285,000.
Advancing Science Excellence in North Dakota- Environmental Program. P.Boudjouk (Director) and M. Biondini (PI). 1994-1996. EPA-EPSCoR Program. $384,000.
Plant Competition and the Scaling of soil Resources. Principal Investigator. 1996-2000. National Science Foundation DEB-9627928. $185,757.
Internet2/UCAID. Co-PI. 1998. National Science Foundation-EPSCoR Program. $300,000.
Plant Diversity, Production, and Stability in Grassland Ecosystems. Principal Investigator. USDA-NRICGP-9900979. 1999-2004. $279,500.
Patch Dynamics Processes and the Restoration of Prairie Landscapes. TNC/Mellon Foundation Ecosystem Research Program. 2000-2006. C0-PI. $104,616.
Effects of Fire on Grazed Prairie Grasslands. Co-PI. Forest Service Agreement 04-PA-11011800-031. 2004-2006. $95,925.
Multifunctional Biomass Production for Ethanol from High Diversity CRP Grasslands. Principal Investigator. USDA-NRICGP-2008-00717. 2008-2011. $399,720.