Dr. Nick Haddad, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Applied Ecology, has been named a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for his outstanding contributions to the science of ecology.
He was recognized for his research on applying ecology theory to conservation and land management, including pioneering experimental tests of habitat fragmentation and conservation corridors, and with conservation and recovery of endangered butterflies.
For more than 20 years, Haddad has been studying how plants and animals use corridors. He has worked in the largest and longest-running corridor experiment, the Savannah River Site Corridor Project, and he has studied natural corridors used by rare butterflies.
ESA established its fellows program in 2012 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions to “a wide range of fields served by the organization, including those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations and in broader society.” Fellows are elected for life.