Beth Burritt

Wildland Resources Dept

Rangeland Resource Specialist


Beth Burritt

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 273A / USU Campus
Phone: (435) 797-3576
Email: beth.burritt@usu.edu
Website: http://www.cnr.usu.edu/wild/

Educational Background

MS, Animal Science, Utah State Universiity, 1983
Comparative laboratory techniques to measure plant cell wall composition and their subsequent use in predicting in vitro dry matter digestibility
BS, Animal Science, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1979

Awards

NACAA Communication Awards - Computer Generated Graphics - Regional Winner , 2013

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

NACAA Communication Awards - Publication - Regional Winner , 2013

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

NACAA Communication Awards - Web Site - National Winner, 2013

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

NACAA Communication Awards - Learning Module National Finalist, 2011

National Association of County Agricultural Agents

NACAA Communication Awards - Newsletter Individual - State Winner, 2011

National Association of County Agricultural Agents


Publications | Abstracts

  • Burritt, E., St. Clair, S.B, Villalba, J., Aspen intake and preference by sheep: implications for herbivory and aspen decline. 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Range, Sacrame. Society for Range Management
  • Burritt, E., (2013). A new look at an old forage: Teaching cows to eat big sagebrush to reduce winter feed costs and improve biodiversity. Galaxy IV Conference: Joint Council of Extension Professionals
  • Burritt, E., (2013). The Importance of livestock behavior – Learning what our great, great grandfathers understood. Galaxy IV Conference: Joint Council of Extension Professionals
  • Coppock, D.D, Burritt, E., (2013). Community engagement and noxious weed control in southern Cache County, Utah . Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management--Estes Park, Colorado/
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (2002). BEHAVE: Behaviorial Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation and Ecosystem Management. American Society of Agronomy Meetings
  • Burritt, E., Mayland, H.F, Provenza, F.D, (2002). Effect of added sugar on preference and intake by sheep of hays cut in the morning versus the afternoon. American Soceity Agronomy Meetings
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1999). Do sheep eat more when offered foods with different toxins?. Soc. Range. Manage. Ann. Mtg.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1995). Effect of duration of experience and previous illness on the aquisition and persistence of conditioned food aversions in lambs. Soc. Range Manage.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1994). Effect of a novel environment on the formation and persistence of a conditioned food aversion and ingestion of novel foods by sheep. Soc. Range Manage Ann. Mtg
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1990). Ability of lambs to learn with a delay between food ingestion and consequences given meals containing novel and familiar foods. Soc. Range Manage.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1989). Conditioning lambs to avoid palatable shrubs: Persistence and generalization. Soc. Range Manage.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1988). Food aversion learning in lambs: A tool to modify diet selection in lambs. Soc. Range Manage. Ann. Mtg.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1987). Ability of lambs to discriminate between safe and harmful foods. Soc. Range Manage. Ann. Mtg
  • Burritt, E., Malechek, J.C, (1987). Drying esophageal extrusa for nutritional analyses: Is freeze-drying really necessary?. Soc. Range Manage. Ann. Mtg
  • Burritt, E., Malechek, J.C, Provenza, F.D, (1986). The effect of mastication on tannin concentrations and nutritional constituents of shrubs. Soc. Range Manage. Ann. Mtg
  • Pfister, J.A, Burritt, E., (1985). Fiber composition of fistula extrusa samples: Influence of low temperature oven-drying. Soc. Range Manage. Ann. Mtg

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Book Chapters

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Publications | Fact Sheets

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Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Burritt, E., The Duck Creek Decision and Appeal: What did the Courts Say?. Rangelands/Society of Range Management
  • Villalba, J., Burritt, E., (2015). Intake of Medusahead by Sheep: Influence of Supplements, Silica and Individual Animal Variation. Invasive Plant Science and Management, 8:2, 151-159. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1614/IPSM-D-14-00072.1
  • Thacker, E., Messmer, T.A, Burritt, E., (2015). Daubenmire vs Line Point Intercept as Cover Measurements for Sage-Grouse Habitat. Rangelands, 37, 7-13.
  • Hamilton, T., Burritt, E., Villalba, J., (2015). Assessing the impact of supplements, food aversions, and silica on medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski) use by sheep. Small Ruminant Research, 124, 45-54. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smallrumres.2015.01.014
  • Villalba, J., Burritt, E., St. Clair, S.B, (2014). Aspen ( Populus tremuloides Michx.) Intake and Preference by Mammalian Herbivores: The Role of Plant Secondary Compounds and Nutritional Context. Journal of Chemical Ecology, doi: DOI 10.1007/s10886-014-0507-0
  • Burritt, E., McNeal, L., Miller, R.L, Villar, F., (2012). Flushing ewes improves the number of offspring in a range management system. . Journal of the NACAA, 5:2
  • Burritt, E., Mayland, H., Provenza, F.D, Miller, R.L, Burns, J., (2005). Effect of added sugar on preference and intake by sheep of hay cut in the morning versus the afternoon. Applied animal behaviour science, 94:3, 245–254.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (2000). Role of toxins in intake of varied diets by sheep. Journal of Chemical Ecology26, 1991-2005.
  • Burritt, E., Banner, R.E, Provenza, F.D, (2000). Sagebrush ingestion by lambs: Effects of experience and macronutrients. Journal of Range Management53, 91-96.
  • Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., Perevolotsky, A., Silanikove, N., (2000). Self-regulation of intake of polyethylene glycol by sheep fed diets varying in tannin concentrations. Journal of Animal Science/High-wire Press, 78, 1206-1212.
  • Banner, R.E, Rogosic, J., Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (2000). Supplemental barley and activated charcoal increase intake of sagebrush by lambs. Journal of Range Management, 53, 415-420.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1997). Effect of a novel environment on the formation and persistence of a conditioned food aversion and ingestion of novel foods by sheep. Applied Animal Behav. Sci.54, 317-325.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1996). Amount of experience and prior illness affect the acquisition and persistence of conditioned food aversion in lambs. Applied Animal Behav. Sci.48, doi: 73-80
  • Provenza, F.D, Ortega-Reyes, L., Scott, C.B, Lynch, J.J, Burritt, E., (1994). Antiemetic drugs attenuate food aversions in sheep. Journal of Animal Science72, 1989-1994.
  • Provenza, F.D, Lynch, J.J, Burritt, E., Scott, C.B, (1994). How goats learn to distinguish between novel foods that differ in post-ingestive consequences. Journal of Chemical Ecology20, 609-624.
  • Launchbaugh, K.L, Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., (1993). How herbivores track variable environments: Response to variability of phytotoxins. Journal of Chemical Ecology19, 1047-1056.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1992). Lambs form preferences for non-nutritive flavors paired with calories. Journal of Animal Science70, 1133-1136.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1991). Ability of lambs to learn with a delay between food ingestion and consequences given meals containg novel and familiar foods. Applied Animal Behaviour Science32, 179-189.
  • Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., (1991). Socially-induced diet preference ameliorates conditioned food aversion in lambs. Applied Animal Behav. Sci.31, 229-236.
  • Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., Clausen, T.P, Bryant, J.P, Reichardt, P.B, Distel, R.A, (1990). Conditioned flavor aversion: a mechanism for goats to avoid condensed tannins in blackbrush. American Naturalist136, 810-828.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1990). Food Aversion learning in sheep: Persistence of conditioned taste aversions to Palatable shrubs (Cerocarpus montanus and Amelanchier alnifolia). Journal of Animal Science68, 1003-1007.
  • Clausen, T.P, Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., Bryant, J.P, Reichardt, P.B, (1989). Ecological implications of condensed tannin structure: a case study. Journal of Chemical Ecology16, 2381-2392.
  • Burritt, E., Provenza, F.D, (1989). Food aversion learning: Ability of lambs to discrimate between sage and harmful foods. Journal of Animal Science67, 1732-1739.
  • Burritt, E., Pfister, J.A, Malechek, J.C, (1988). Effect of drying method on the nutritive composition of esophageal fistula forage samples: Influence of maturity. Journal of Range Management41, 346-349.
  • Burritt, E., Malechek, J.C, Provenza, F.D, (1987). Changes in concentrations of tannins. total phenolics, crude protein and in vitro digestibility of browse due to mastication and insalvation by cattle. Journal of Range Management40, 409-411.
  • Burritt, E., Bittner, A.S, Street, J.C, Anderson, M.J, (1985). Comparison of laboratory methods for the prediction of in vitro dry matter digestibility in three maturing grasses. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 33:4, 725–728.
  • Burritt, E., Bittner, A.S, Street, J.C, Anderson, M.J, (1984). Correlations of phenolic acids and xylose content of cell wall with in vitro dry matter of three maturing grasses. J. Dairy Sci.67, 1209.
  • Bittner, A.S, Burritt, E., Moser, J., Street, J.C, (1982). Composition of dietary fiber: neutral and acidic sugar composition of the alcohol insoluble residue from human foods. Journal of Food Science, 47:5, 1469–1471.

Professional Journal

  • Burritt, E., Kossler, M., Villalba, J., (2013). Finishing bison by offering a choice of feeds and room to roam. Journal of the National County Agricultural Agents, 6:2
  • Burritt, E., Banner, R.E, (2013). Elk and cattle grazing can be complementary: Elk response to a 19-year exclusion of cattle grazing.. Rangelands, 35:1, 1-6. doi: 10.2111/RANGELANDS-D-12-00068.1
  • Brunson, M.W, Burritt, E., (2009). Behavioral factors in rotational grazing systems. Rangelands, 31, 20-25.
  • Kimball, B.A, Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., (2002). Importance of alternative foods on the persistence of flavor aversions: implications for applied flavor avoidance learning. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 76, 249-258.
  • Weidmeier, R.D, Provenza, F.D, Burritt, E., (2002). Exposure to ammoniated wheat straw as suckling calves improves performance of mature beef cows wintered on ammoniated wheat straw. Journal of Animal Science, 80, 2340-2348.

Public or Trade Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | MultiMedia

    PowerPoint

    Video

    • Burritt, E., Voth, K., (2010). Saving Money and Improving Landscapes: The Economics of Animal Behavior. Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) *
    • Burritt, E., Voth, K., (2005). Using livestock behavior on your livestock operation. Utah State University

    Web

    Other Media

    • Burritt, E., (2008). BEHAVE: Tools for changing the way your students think about livestock and for improving producer profitability and sustainability. *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Technical Reports

    Other Reports

    • Burritt, E., (2012). Grazing on BLM Lands and Sagegrouse – A Response to an Environmentalists Letter. *
    • Burritt, E., (2012). Effects of rotational grazing systems at the landscape level.

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Bulletins

    Newsletter

    Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Extension

    Litigation Over Public Land Management, 2016 - Ongoing
    Monroe Mountain Aspen Working Group, 2011 - Ongoing
    Rangeland Management, 2010 - Ongoing
    3A. So. Region Area Assignment: 1of2 Public Lands & Nat. Resources, 1997 - 2025