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Listed below is recognition for the Natural Resource Ecology & Management staff and faculty awards from 2015 to 2018.

 

International and National Awards and Accolades

2018

  • Dr. Dwayne Elmore
    • James A. Whatley Award for Meritorious Service in Agricultural Sciences. Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    • Southern Region Excellence in Extension Award, National Cooperative Extension Section/ECOP and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
    • Scientific Publication Award – Edited Book. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. The Wildlife Society
  • Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf | Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award, International Society for Range Management

 

2017

Dr. Tom Lynch | Southern Mensurationists Achievement Award

 

2016

Dr. Dwayne Elmore | Group Achievement Award; The Wildlife Society

 

2015

  • John Weir | Henry A. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award; Association for Fire Ecology
  • Dr. Salim Hiziroglu | Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science
  • Dr. Karen Hickman | Society for Range Management Outstanding Achievement Award for Research
  • Emily Artz (Advisor: Sue Fairbanks) | Central Plains Society of Mammalogists Best Masters Student Presentation
  • Society for Range Management Annual Meeting
    • 1st Place Display Board: OSU Range Club
    • Undergraduate Range Management Exam: Second Place, Jeremy Schallner
    • Jack Tidwell was elected president of the National SRM Student Conclave
  • Dr. Tom Kuzmic | Ouachita Society of American Foresters 2015 Forestry Education Award

 

State and Regional Awards and Accolades

2018

  • Dr. Karen Hickman | Trail Boss Award, Oklahoma Section of the Society for Range Management
  • Dr. Dan Shoup | Outstanding Fisheries Worker of the Year Award, Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

 

2017

  • Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf | Oklahoma Award for Outstanding Contribution to Wildlife Management, Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • Dr. Craig Davis | Publication Award, Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society (Co-author with Tanner & Papes)
  • Dr. Dwayne Elmore | Publication & Creativity Award, Peer-reviewed Scientific Article, Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society (Co-author with Tanner, Dahlgren, & Orange)
  • Dr. Tom Kuzmic | Volunteer Service Award, Ouachita Society of American Foresters
  • Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf | Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oklahoman Award

 

2016

  • Dr. Craig Davis | Outstanding Alumnus; Texas Tech University, Department of Natural Resources:
  • Oklahoma Ornithological Society Fall Technical Meeting Graduate Student Oral Presentations
    • First Place: Fidelis Atuo (Advisor: Tim O' Connell)
    • Second Place: Caitlin M. Laughlin (Advisor: Tim O' Connell)
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Student Presentation Award
    • First Place:  Danielle Techentin (Advisor:  Sue Fairbanks)
    • Second Place:  Evan Tanner (Advisor:  Dwayne Elmore)
    • Third Place:  Caitlin Laughlin (Advisor:  Tim O’Connell)
  • Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Student Presentation Award
    • First Place: Dr. Robert Mollenhauer (Advisor: Shannon Brewer)
  • Joshua Mouser | Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Publication Awards
    • Outstanding Peer-reviewed Scientific Article: Thermal Patterns Constrain Diurnal Behavior of a Ground-dwelling Bird by J. Matthew Carroll (former Ph.D. student), Craig A. Davis, R. Dwayne Elmore, Samuel D. Fuhlendorf, and Eric T. Thacker published in Ecosphere (2015)
    • Outstanding Technical Publication: A Practical Guide to Food Plots in the Southern Great Plains by Adam Gourley (former M.S. student), Dwayne Elmore, Mike Porter, Russell Stevens, John Weir, and Terry Bidwell
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Private Land Management Award
    Mr. Win and Mrs. Kay Ingersoll;  Nominated by Dr. Scott Loss.  The Ingersoll’s have made a considerable contribution to research in our department through funding Dr. Loss’ quail research project in eastern Oklahoma.   Additionally, they provide an example of how conservation efforts on private lands can have real impacts for wildlife.
  • Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society Harold C. Stuart Conservation Excellence Award
    Mr. John Groendyke; Nominated by Sam Fuhlendorf.  Mr. Groendyke has been a major supporter of wildlife conservation throughout the state and has been a major supporter of NREM through the creation of the Groendyke Endowed Chair in Wildlife Conservation and a graduate fellowship.  Mr. Groendyke is currently the longest tenured commissioner of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and has served on the boards of several conservation organizations.

 

2015

  • Dr. Tom Kuzmic | Forestry Education Award, Ouachita Society of American Foresters
  • Dr. Ed Miller | Oklahoma Heritage Forester's Award

 

University and CASNR Awards and Accolades

2018

  • Dr. Tom Kuzmic | OSU Award for Excellence in Advising (CASNR representative)
  • Dr. Gail Wilson | RIATA Outstanding Faculty Award

 

2017 

  • Dr. Marley Beem | Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Outstanding Individual Award
  • Dr. Gail Wilson | Phoenix Award for Graduate Faculty

 

2016

  • Dr. Gail Wilson | OSU Graduate College Outstanding Graduate Coordinator
  • OSU Research Week Poster Contest
    • First place: Kat Zaiger, Graduate Student
  • OSU 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Competition
    • First place: Dr. Adam B. Cobb
  • Dr. Tom Kuzmic | CASNR Teaching Excellence Award
  • CASNR Distinguished Seniors
    • Nolan Craun and Katie Schwartz
  • 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) Competition
    • First place: Dr. Adam B. Cobb
    • Second place: Laura Mino, MS Student

 

2015

  • Dr. Karen Hickman | Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Dr. Tom Kuzmic | Faculty Excellence Award; OSU Interdisciplinary School of International Studies
  • Dr. Gail Wilson | CASNR James A. Whatley Award
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