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TWS announces 2023 awards recipients
The honors will be bestowed at the 2023 Annual Conference in Louisville
The Wildlife Society is announcing the official list of recipients of the 2023 awards! Honors will be presented at the 2023 Annual Conference in Louisville. Watch the news at wildlife.org to learn more about award-winners in the coming weeks. Visit our conference website to keep up to date on the latest developments.
Aldo Leopold Memorial Award: Carol Chambers
TWS Fellows: Jessica Homyack, Serra Hoagland, Glynnis Hood, Dee Patriquin, Mindy Rice, Sarah Rinkevich, Kevin Monteith, Ray Iglay, Paul Johansen, Quentin Hays
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Caesar Kleberg Award for Excellence in Applied Wildlife Research: Lisette Waits
Group Achievement Award: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative
Special Recognition Service Award: Jeannine Fleegle, Seth Magle
Jim McDonough Award: Don Barnes
Jay N. “Ding” Darling Memorial Award for Wildlife Stewardship through Art: Erika Coover and Melissa Groo
Distinguished Service Award: Rick Warhurst
Chapter of the Year: Texas Chapter
Student Chapter of the Year: University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point
Student Chapter Advisor of the Year: Robert Brewer
W.L. McAtee and G.V. Burger Award for Outstanding Service as an Associate Editor: Quresh Latif, Journal of Wildlife Management; Antoinette (Toni) Piaggio, Wildlife Society Bulletin
Wildlife Restoration Award—Wildlife Management: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
Diversity Award: Jennifer Merems; Vanguarding an Inclusive Ecological Workforce (VIEW) Fellowship, Oregon State University Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences
Ronald F. Labinsky Graduate Fellowship in Wildlife Policy: Hannah Henry
Donald H. Rusch Memorial Game Bird Research Scholarship: Cailey Isaacson
Excellence in Wildlife Education Award: Steve Johnson
Authored Book: Michael R. Conover and Denise O. Conover. Human-Wildlife Interactions: From Conflict to Coexistence. 2nd Edition
Edited Book: Christine L. Madliger, Craig E. Franklin, Oliver P. Love, and Steven J. Cooke. Conservation Physiology: Applications for Wildlife Conservation and Management.
Article/Journal Paper: Clayton T. Lamb, Roland Willson, Carmen Richter, Naomi Owens-Beek, Julian Napoleon, Bruce Muir, R. Scott McNay, Estelle Lavis, Mark Hebblewhite, Line Giguere, Tamara Dokkie, Stan Boutin, and Adam T. Ford. 2022. Indigenous-led conservation: Pathways to recovery for the nearly extirpated Klinse-Za mountain caribou. Ecological Applications.
Monograph: Gregory H. Golet, Kristen E. Dybala, Matthew E. Reiter, Kristin A. Sesser, Mark Reynolds, and Rodd Kelsey. 2022. Shorebird food energy shortfalls and the effectiveness of habitat incentive programs in record wet, dry, and warm years. Ecological Monographs.
Student Paper: Ana Miller-ter Kuile, Devyn Orr, An Bui, Rodolfo Dirzo, Maggie Klope, Douglas McCauley, Carina Motta, and Hillary Young. 2020. Impacts of rodent eradication on seed predation and plant community biomass on a tropical atoll. Biotropica.
The Wildlife Professional Best Contributed Article: Mary M. Rowland, Michael J. Wisdom, Darren A. Clark, Bruce K. Johnson. 2022. A Legacy of Science and Partnerships: For over 25 years, the Starkey Project has conducted policy-shaping research on deer and elk.