Dr. Ray Moranz

Dr. Ray Moranz is the Grazing Lands Pollinator Ecologist for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Ray also serves as the Partner Biologist for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and assists the Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC) in Fort Worth, Texas with pollinator conservation throughout the central United States. Ray began studying grassland plant and butterfly communities in 2004 and earned his Ph. D. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management from Oklahoma State University in 2010. Ray lives with his wife and two children on a small farm just outside of Stillwater, OK. They raise chickens, ducks and guinea fowl and Ray spends much of his free time creating more pollinator habitat on their land.