Howard University Professor Of Biology George A. Middendorf Awarded By Ecological Society Of America For Commitment To Ecology Education

by Howard Newsroom Staff, Howard University

WASHINGTON – The Ecological Society of America (ESA) announced Howard University Professor of Biology George A. Middendorf as the winner of its 2021 Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education. Odum Award recipients demonstrate their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs through teaching, outreach and mentoring activities.

“The award represents the culmination of a lot of work I’ve done over the past 40 years with many colleagues in the ecological field. It also recognizes the efforts I and my colleagues have made to broaden the field of ecology– to make ecology be more representative of this country,” said Middendorf.

In the Ecological Society of America, Middendorf is one of the founders of the Environmental Justice Section and is currently chairing the Four Dimension Four-Dimensional Ecology Education Subcommittee– both of which aim to expand diversity of approaches to and in the field.

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