About

 

Professional Responsibilities

  • Director, Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center and Michigan State University, 2014 – present.
  • Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation, Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2010 – present.
  • Professor Emeritus, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2010 – present.
  • Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1988 – 2010.
  • Associate Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982 – 1988.
  • Assistant Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1978 – 1982.
  • Director, Adirondack Ecological Center, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1981 – 2010.
  • Director of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 1999 – 2010.
  • Executive Chairman of Faculty Governance, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1994 – 1998.
  • Ecologist GS-14 Schedule A, National Park Service, 1990 –1994.

 

Education

  • Leadership Development Program, 1991-92, State Agricultural Experiment Station System, Indianapolis, Indiana and Washington, D.C.
  • Ph.D. 1979, Ecology and Behavioral Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Major Professor: D. B. Siniff.
  • M.S. 1976, Ecology and Behavioral Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Major Professor: D. B. Siniff.
  • B.A. 1973, Biology with Iowa Teaching Certification, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, 2010, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Award for Best New Non-fiction: The Great Experiment in Conservation, Syracuse University Press, 2010, Adirondack Center for Writing
  • Earth Day Award for Leadership in Adirondack Park, 2004, Adirondack Park Agency
  • Henry S. Mosby Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research, 1998, National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Distinguished Teacher of the Year, 1998, Undergraduate Student Association, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Elected Fellow, 1986, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Certified Wildlife Biologist, 1982, The Wildlife Society
  • Distinguished Award for Service, 1981, Minnesota State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Biology, 1973, University of Northern Iowa
  • Outstanding Graduate in College of Natural Sciences, 1973, University of Northern Iowa

 

Current Professional Activity

  • Deputy Chair, Boone and Crockett Club University Programs
  • Editor Wildlife and landscapes: Principles and applications for landscape management with Johns Hopkins University Press in conjunction with The Wildlife Society

  • Member, Southeast Wild Turkey Landscape Research Initiative Steering Committee

  • Member and Immediate Past-president, Adirondack Research Consortium Board of Directors

  • Executive Board Member, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project

  • Consultant, State University of New York Adirondack Ecological Center

  • Consultant, State University of New York Adirondack Interpretative Center