TWS Northeast Section’s Jacqueline Frair recognized

By Dana Kobilinsky

Frair studied giant tortoises in the Galapagos. ©Derek Simeone

Jacqueline Frair, the president-elect for the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society and an associate professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, was recently named the college’s exemplary researcher for 2019-2020.

Frair, who is also a past recipient of TWS’ Northeastern Advisor of the Year award, is a coordinator for the school’s wildlife major and the associate director of its Roosevelt Wildlife Station, where biologists and students conduct experiments and research regarding wildlife.

In the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, she worked hard to make the program both nationally and internationally recognized, notes the SUNY ESF press release. In order to do so, she brought in two new wildlife faculty members and helped fundraise for the department.

Jacqueline Frair, next to vice president of research Chris Nomura, was named SUNY ESF Exemplary Researcher of 2019-2020. ©SUNY-ESF

On top of this work with the college, she has served as a science advisor to the New York State Fish and Wildlife Management Advisory board since 2006 and an editor for the Journal of Applied Ecology. Most of her research consists of new approaches and tools to study animal populations over multiple spatio-temporal scales.

She has worked on a number of species in North America including fishers (Martes pennant), river otters (Lontra canadensis), white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), coyotes (Canis latrans), wolves (Canis lupus) and moose (Alces alces). Her research has also stretched internationally to include species such as jaguars (Panthera onca)in South America, peccary in Paraguay and giant tortoises in the Galapagos.

Frair is active in The Wildlife Society and has been a member since 1996. In addition to being elected to serve as president of the Northeast Section, she was inducted as a fellow of TWS in 2014 and has won multiple awards at SUNY ESF.

Dana KobilinskyDana Kobilinsky is associate editor at The Wildlife Society. Contact her at dkobilinsky@wildlife.org with any questions or comments about her article. You can follow her on Twitter at @DanaKobi.

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