Lincoln, Neb. —The Wildlife Society is honoring Larkin Powell, professor of conservation biology and animal ecology in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, as one of its 2022 TWS fellows. The recognition salutes Powell’s achievements as a scholar and educator as well as his service to the organization.
TWS each year extends up to 10 fellow awards to individuals who have “distinguished themselves through exceptional service” to the profession of wildlife studies and conservation and have been members of the society for at least 10 years.
Powell, who also is associate dean for experiential education in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, teaches courses on wildlife management. His research focuses on landscape dynamics, animal demography and movements and decisions made by private landowners in the Great Plains and globally.
During his more than two decades with the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Powell has led wildlife ecology educational trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota; Puerto Rico; and Namibia, from which he recently returned from an instructional trip for UNL students.
Powell grew up on a corn, soybean and hog farm in southern Iowa. While participating in 4-H as a youth, he became interested in ecology and wildlife.
The Wildlife Society’s fellows come from a range of wildlife-related fields. All award recipients, the society says, “are inspiriting role models and ambassadors for TWS.” TWS fellows serve as ambassadors of the society and are encouraged to “engage in outreach and other activities that will benefit and promote both TWS and the wildlife profession.” Fellows are appointed for life.
The society will present the 2022 awards in November at its annual conference, to be held in Spokane, Washington.