Mladenoff honored by landscape ecologists

David Mladenoff, Professor of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, received the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award at the annual meeting of the US International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) in April. The award recognizes Mladenoff’s long-term scientific contribution to define the field of landscape ecology. The award presenter noted Mladenoff has “pushed the frontiers of forest landscape modeling; enhanced understanding of patterns, processes and dynamics of forested landscapes; and produced new insights related to forest management. His research program has spanned the topics of pre-settlement vegetation, wildlife habitat, forest simulation modeling, remote sensing, forest biodiversity, experimental harvesting, soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, GIS, climate change, and many other areas.” In addition to his innovative research program, Mladenoff’s many contributions to the field through his teaching and service to the organization were noted.