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Honors and Awards

2010 Regional Forester’s Partnership Award

John Lundquist, a forest entomologist in the Threat Characterization and Management Program, was honored for his outstanding contributions in engaging youth, families, and communities in outdoor experiences and natural resource stewardship through the Youth Employment in Parks Program.

2011 Environmental Excellence Award

Peter Singleton, an ecologist with the Threat Characterization and Management Program, received this award from the Federal Highway Administration for his exemplary achievement in Ecosystems, Habitat, and Wildlife for the Washington Connected Landscapes Project: Statewide Analysis. The assessment will influence many aspects of construction and maintenance of Washington’s highway system.

2011 National Wilderness Award

Don McKenzie, a research ecologist with the Threat Characterization and Management Program, received this award for his research exploring the challenges of adapting to changing disturbance regimes while maintaining the integrity of wilderness areas in a warming world.

David F. Thomas Award

Paul Hennon, a research plant pathologist with the Threat Characterization and Management Program, received this national award from the Forest Service for his outstanding customer service as a forest health expert.

Excellence in Science

Dede Olson, a research ecologist with the Land and Watershed Management Program, was honored by the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology for her service to the society as both its president and vice-president.

Excellence in Science and Technology

Michael Furniss, a hydrologist with the Communications and Applications Group, was honored by the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service for his efforts to communicate science and build tools that enable the application of science to pressing land management problems.

Exemplary Case Study

The Integrated Landscape Assessment Project, led by Miles Hemstrom with the Focused Science Delivery Program, won recognition as one of eight “exemplary case studies” by the Farm Foundation, and was selected for presentation at the Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, and Natural Resources Research and Development roundtable in Washington, DC.

Fulbright Scholarship

Michael Wisdom, a research wildlife biologist with the Ecological Process and Function Program, taught and conducted ungulate research at the Aridlands Research Institute in Mendoza, Argentina. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

 

 

Highly Cited Authors

Marty Vavra, Catherine Parks, and Michael Wisdom, with the Ecological Process and Function Program, received the Highly Cited Author Award 2007–2010 from the journal Forest Ecology and Management. Their paper, “Biodiversity, Exotic Plants, and Herbivory: the Good, the Bad, and the Ungulate” (2007), was one of the journal’s top 50 cited papers.

Olaus J. Murie Award

Michael Wisdom, a research wildlife biologist with the Ecological Process and Function Program, was honored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for his work on the science of wildlife management. The award is based on five criteria: (1) relevance of work to the conservation of wild, free ranging elk; (2) application of work “ on the ground” to benefit wild, free-ranging elk; (3) dedication to his profession; (4) commitment to the conservation of wild, free-ranging elk; and (5) credibility and respect among peers.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Paul Hennon, a research plant pathologist with the Threat Characterization and Management Program, was recognized by the 2010 Western International Forest Disease Work Conference as the individual who has contributed the most to the field of forest pathology in western North America.

Research Spotlight

Steve Wondzell, a research ecologist with the Land and Watershed Management Program, was a contributing author of the article “Zooming in on aquatic denitrification hot spots,” which was featured as a Research Spotlight in EOS, the American Geophysical Union’s weekly publication of transactions.

USDA Honor Award

Charlie Crisafulli, an ecologist with Land and Watershed Management Program, was honored for his personal and professional excellence in communicating the significance of long-term research at the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to the scientific community, policymakers, and the public.

USDA Secretary’s Award

Brad St. Clair and Randy Johnson, research geneticists with the Land and Watershed Management Program, were recognized for their work with the Conifer Translational Genomics Network Coordinated Agricultural Project.

 

Butterfly.Photo by Pete Bisson

 

 

 

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