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" If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”
Aldo Leopold

 

 

 

 


 

Background

Education

 
BS- Wildlife Ecology University of Wisconsin, Wildlife Ecology, August 1978.
MS- Wildlife Ecology University of Wisconsin, Wildlife Ecology, May 1981.
PhD- Wildlife Science Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State University, Wildlife Science, May 1990.
   

Professional Experience

 
2003- present Professor- Wildlife Science, Dept. Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee.
2008-2011 Graduate Coordinator, Dept. Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee
1997-2003 Associate Professor- Wildlife Science, Dept. Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee.
1991-1997 Assistant Professor- Wildlife Science, Dept. Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee.
1990-1991 Visiting Professor- Wildlife Science, Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
1984-1990 Graduate Project Assistant, Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
1981-1984 Environmental Analyst- Impact Assessment, Wisc. Public Service Commission.
1978-1981 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin.
   

Awards

 
2013 Outstanding Research Award- Cerulean Warbler Research Group, Partners In Flight
2013 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
2008 Outstanding Monograph Award, The Wildlife Society. Devers, Buehler, et al. 2007. Ruffed groused population ecology in the Appalachian Region. Wildlife Monographs.
1997 W.S. Overton Faculty Merit Award. University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
1993 Best Conference Paper- 1992 Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
1991 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University- Gamma Sigma Delta Graduate Dissertation Award of Merit.
1989 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University- School of Forestry and Wildlife A.B. Massey Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

 

Positions Held

Chair- Golden-winged Warbler Working Group

Research Chair- Cerulean Warbler Technical Committee

Chair- Endangered and Nongame Species, Southeast Section of The Wildlife Society

Co-Advisor- University of Tennessee Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

President- Tennessee Chapter- The Wildlife Society

 

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