Urs Kreuter is an Assistant Professor and Human Dimensions specialist in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management at Texas A&M University. He received his BS (1982) and MS (1985) in Agriculture from the University of Natal South Africa, and his MA in Economics (1989) and Ph.D. in Range Science (1992) from Utah State University, USA. His Ph.D. research focused on the comparative economics of cattle and wildlife production systems in Zimbabwe. Before coming to the USA, Dr. Kreuter was a Research Officer with the South African Department of Agriculture (1983-1984), and a Lecturer and Research Assistant with the University of Natal (1984-1985). Following the completion of his Ph.D., Dr Kreuter was a post-doctoral fellow at Texas A&M University Department (1993-1994), before entering the commercial sector for three years (1994-1997) where he worked as an environmental consultant and sales manager for a chemical analytical company. Dr. Kreuter joined Texas A&M University as a faculty member in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management in January 1998.