Dr. Mark Thorne is an Associate Specialist in Range and Livestock Management for the University of Hawaii-Manoa, Cooperative Extension Service. He has served Hawaii since 2003 with a focus on sustainable tropical livestock production. Dr. Thorne’s applied research and extension outreach programs focus on the development of decision support tools, livestock production practices, and grazing management strategies that help Hawaii livestock producers remain sustainable in the face of changing climate conditions that result in frequent droughts, severe storms, and invasive pasture pests. The findings of his research are disseminated through workshops, extension publications, and direct assistance to Hawaii’s livestock producers.
Interests: food, agricultural sustainability, natural resources
UN SDG’s: SDG 2 No Hunger, SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation, SDG 8 Good Jobs & Economic Growth, SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 15 Life on Land