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Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez

Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez

Associate Dean of Academics
ricardo.matagonzalez [at]

Office: 541-737-7355

Strand Agriculture Hall

Strand Agriculture Hall 447C

170 SW Waldo Place

170 SW Waldo Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

In my current position as Associate Dean of Academic Programs, I supervise the academic and curricular success of more than 3000 students in the College of Agricultural Sciences. As the leader of the Academic Programs Office, I oversee curricular content and innovation, student recruitment, class scheduling, scholarships, internships, and career development for students in the ten Academic Units of the college. In my position I am also responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion in the student population.

My research centers on rangeland vegetation and arid land plants. I am interested in studying the ecology, eco-physiology, and consumption of these plants as affected by different forms of management or environmental variation. My current research can be grouped in the following programs:

  • Water use and plant adaptations to drought
  • Utilization of organic amendments and mycorrhizal fungi in ecological restoration
  • Ecological impacts of livestock grazing
  • Carbon accumulation as affected by ecosystem management
  • Rangeland invasive plants/weeds (exotic annuals, juniper)