Kevin J. Rice

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Center for Population Biology

2224 PES Building

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Ecology
  • Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Evolutionary Ecology and Life History Strategies
  • Population and Quantitative Genetics
  • Population Dynamics
  • Population Interactions


  • ASE 130 Rangeland Ecology, Conservation and Restoration
  • ASE 131 Ecology and Identification of Grasses
  • PBG 207 Plant Population Biology Crosslist w/ECL 207


  • 1975 BS Biology University of Miami
  • 1978 MS Biological Oceanography University of Miami
  • 1984 PhD Ecology University of California, Davis


Dyer AR and KJ Rice. 1999. Effects of competition on resource availability and growth of a California bunchgrass. Ecology. 80:2697-2710

Knapp EE and KJ Rice. 1998. Comparison of isozymes and quantitative traits for evaluating patterns of genetic variation in purple needlegrass . Conservation Biology. 12:1031-1041

Nagy ES and KJ Rice. 1997. Local adaptation in two subspecies of annual plant: Implications for migration and gene flow. Evolution. 51:1079-1089