High national honor for UW ecology profFeb 4, 2014 The Associated Press
LARAMIE -- The American Society of Naturalists has presented one of its highest honors to a University of Wyoming professor.
The organization awarded its E.O. Wilson Naturalist Award to Craig Benkman, professor in the UW Department of Zoology and Physiology.
The award recognizes mid-career investigators who have made significant contributions to the knowledge of a particular ecosystem or group of organisms.
Benkman was cited for his decades of year-round field study, aviary experiments and quantitative syntheses that have produced an exceptional body of work on the ecology and co-evolution of seed predators.
To date, Benkman is credited with 73 publications appearing in scientific journal.
He has garnered more than $1.5 million in federal, state and private funds.