Kolshorn event focuses on gratitude and future

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology (FWCB) 2017 Kolshorn Lecture and Awards Ceremony, Sept. 18, honored John Magnuson, B.S. ‘56 and M.S. ‘58, with the Distinguished Alumni Award, several students, and featured Marie-Josee Fortin, Canada Research Chair in Spatial Ecology from the University of Toronto. Magnuson offered special thanks to the influence of mentor Lloyd Smith.

Among the students honored were Dobie Fellowships recipients Megan Tomamichel and Keiffer Williams; Wally Dayton Fellowship in Wildlife Research recipient Sean Keogh; Conservation Sciences Outstanding Students of the Year Hanna Specht and Joshua Poole; Alexander Scholarship recipient Samuel Boeder; Dayton P. Kirkham Scholarship recipients Shalesa Johnson and Paige Palomaki; Charles Meslow Scholarship recipients Clare Girard, Elizabeth Huber, Peter Korhonen, Jennifer Running, Avery Sampson, Hannah Sugrue, Jeffrey Tillery, and Dieter Yung; and Field Session Scholarship recipients Ashley Anderson, Nicolas Anderson, Grace Miller, Leah Vaugh, and Kayla Wagner. Fortin (pictured with Magnuson and FWCB Department Head Sue Galatowitsch) discussed “How Species Persistence Is Influenced by Global Change” and a reception followed.