Olin E. Rhodes Jr. named wildlife society fellow

Aiken Standard

October 25, 2015  11:36 p.m.


ar-151029570Olin E. Rhodes Jr., director of the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and professor in the Odum School of Ecology, has been named a TWS fellow, or a fellow of The Wildlife Society, by the Wildlife Society Council, the governing body of the organization.

The award is given for distinguished service in the profession and active involvement in the organization. TWS Fellows serve as lifetime ambassadors, promoting The Wildlife Society and the profession through outreach activities.

Rhodes, a certified wildlife biologist, previously served as assistant director of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s National Wildlife Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in wildlife research, including the 2008 TWS Professional Award of Merit, north central section. Rhodes has also authored numerous publications addressing issues of wildlife concern.
He holds a doctorate in wildlife science. His interests include wildlife ecology, human wildlife conflicts, and applied wildlife genetics.

The TWS Fellow award will be presented to Rhodes at The Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Winnipeg, Canada, later this month.