Texas A&M Professors recognized for research contributions
Thomas Boutton, Ph.D., and Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., were both recognized as 2021 Ecology Society of America (ESA) Fellows.
ESA Fellows are honored for their outstanding contributions to research in fields that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations, and society.
Thomas Boutton, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Sid Kyle Endowed Chair in Biogeochemistry, was elected for outstanding scholarly contributions that have advanced understanding of the structure and function of grassland and savanna ecosystems, and for revealing how land cover and land-use changes in those systems have modified key biogeochemical processes in the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycles at multiple scales.
Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., Sid Kyle Endowed Professor in Arid and Semi-Arid Land Ecohydrology, was elected for his research elucidating causes and consequences of vegetation change on the ecohydrology of savannas and woodlands, including field studies conducted in North, Central and South America that have provided a deeper understanding of hydrological and other ecosystem changes during woody plant encroachment in semiarid regions.
To learn more about the ESA and its Fellows program, read the 2021 press release announcement.