Efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals have become increasingly popular in recent years. A study co-authored by Dan Simberloff, a UT researcher, says scientific evidence supporting the potential benefits of this form of restoration is limited at best. The introduction of species into new places is often met with unexpected negative consequences for the environment.
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Embracing “novel ecosystems” is dangerous, according to a new study by a team including a UT professor.
A professor who is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Daniel Simberloff was honored with the 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the SEC announced Wednesday. He is the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors to be bestowed upon an American scientist.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Distinguished Professor Dan Simberloff, the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a leading expert in invasive species, had the idea of starting an institute to study biological invasions.
Daniel Simberloff, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor who is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species, has received the world’s pre-eminent prize for ecology and environmental science.
Professor Daniel Simberloff has received one of the highest honors to be bestowed upon an American Scientist. Simberloff, distinguished professor and the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in research.