Meet Brian Mealor

Brian A. Mealor Brian A. Mealor

Assistant Professor, Invasive Weed Ecology and Extension Weed Specialist

Phone: (307) 766-3113
Follow me on twitter: @controlfreaksWY


2006 Ph.D. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management – University of Wyoming
2003 M.S. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Managemetn – University Wyoming
1999 B.S. Biology – North Georgia College and State University
Curriculum Vitae


My research program focuses on understanding long-term impacts of invasive weeds in rangeland systems, developing strategies to effectively manage invasive weeds, and restoration of rangeland sites impacted by weeds. Recent and ongoing research projects include:

  • response of desirable reclamation species to herbicide application
  • management of poisonous plant species in high-elevation rangelands
  • VLSA imagery to document post-fire dynamics of cheatgrass
  • targeted grazing for annual grass control
  • evaluating effects of sequential herbicide application and grazing management on cheatgrass dynamics
  • developing weed management strategies for reclamation of disturbed lands


Courses Taught:

  • AECL/RNEW 4400/5400 Invasive Plant Ecology
  • AECL 4930 Internship in Agroecology



  • Society for Range Management
  • Western Society of Weed Science