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Professor and Director of Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University

Karen Hickman, Ph.D., is a grassland ecologist and professor of natural resource ecology and management at Oklahoma State University. She serves as the director of the environmental science program in the Ferguson College of Agriculture. Her research focuses on invasive forages and grassland/rangeland ecology in the Central and Southern Great Plains. Hickman is president of the Society for Range Management. She also is owner/operator of her family's farm and ranch in northwest Oklahoma.


  • –present
    Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University