Olin E. Rhodes Jr., director of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, was named a Fellow of the Wildlife Society by the Wildlife Society Council, the governing body of the organization.
Fellow status recognizes distinguished service in the profession and active involvement in the organization. TWS Fellows serve as lifetime ambassadors, promoting the Wildlife Society and the profession through outreach activities.
A certified wildlife biologist, Rhodes previously served as assistant director of the USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, and as a professor in the forestry and natural resources department at Purdue University for 15 years. He has received the Hoosier Wildlife Award from the Indiana chapter of TWS and the TWS Professional Award of Merit from the north central section.
Rhodes also has authored numerous publications addressing issues of wildlife concern.
The TWS Fellow award was presented to Rhodes last month at the Wildlife Society’s annual conference in Winnipeg, Canada.