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Griggs, Thomas

 Associate Professor Emeritus of Agronomy

Dr. Thomas Griggs earned a bachelor of arts degree in plant sciences from Hampshire College, a master of science degree in agronomy from the Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate in agriculture/agronomy from Texas Tech University. He teaches, researches, and mentors students in crop science, grassland agronomy, herbage and bioenergy feedstock compositional analysis, and pasture canopy management impacts on ecosystem services.


  1. Scagline-Mellor, S., T. Griggs, J. Skousen, E. Wolfrum, and I. Holásková. 2018. Switchgrass and giant miscanthus biomass and theoretical ethanol production from reclaimed mine lands. BioEnergy Res. 11:562-573.
  2. Brown, C., T. Griggs, T. Keene, M. Marra, and J. Skousen. 2016. Switchgrass biofuel production on reclaimed surface mines: I. Soil quality and dry matter yield. BioEnerg. Res. 9:31-39.
  3. Brown, C., T. Griggs, I. Holaskova, and J. Skousen. 2016. Switchgrass biofuel production on reclaimed surface mines: II. Feedstock quality and theoretical ethanol production. BioEnerg. Res. 9:40-49.
  4. Chail, A., J. Legako, L. Pitcher, T. Griggs, R. Ward, S. Martini, and J. MacAdam. 2016. Legume finishing provides beef with positive human dietary fatty acid ratios and comparable consumer preference with grain-finished beef. J. Anim. Sci. 94:2184-2197.
  5. Hunt, S.R., J.W. MacAdam, and T.C. Griggs. 2016. Seeding rate, oat companion crop, and planting season effects on irrigated organic birdsfoot trefoil stands in the Mountain West United States. Crop Sci. 56:463-473.
  6. Olsoy, P., T.C. Griggs, A.C. Ulappa, K. Gehlken, L.A. Shipley, G.E. Shewmaker, and J.S. Forbey. 2016. Nutritional analysis of sagebrush by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. J. Arid Environments 134:125-131.
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