Volker Radeloff, of forest and wildlife ecology, is one of nine campus faculty members honored with a Kellett Mid-Career Award this year. The award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who are seven to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. Each winner, chosen by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, receives $60,000 in research funding.
Radeloff pursues interests in land use change and its implications for biodiversity conservation. He studies how major socioeconomic changes—such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the 1990s U.S. housing boom—affect wildlife, be it wild or managed, and how to protect it.
The award is named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp. Read about the other award winners here.