Phil Townsend receives Kellett Mid-Career Award

Phil Townsend, professor of forest and wildlife ecology, is among twelve UW–Madison faculty recently honored with Kellett Mid-Career Awards. This award supports those promoted to tenured positions seven to 20 years ago and who have made key research contributions in their fields. The honor, named for the late William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, provides support and encouragement to faculty at a critical stage of their careers and comes with $75,000 to be spent over five years.

Phil Townsend, professor of forest and wildlife ecology, studies relationships among foliar traits, biodiversity and ecosystem function at plant to landscape to global scales. He uses emerging technologies in imaging spectroscopy, with an emphasis on promoting open data and code as well as cloud-based processing.

View the full list of Kellet Mid-Career Award winners.