DU Chief Scientist Dr. Tom Moorman was recognized with the State University of New York (SUNY) Notable Achievement Award in December. Moorman graduated from SUNY in 1991 with a Doctorate in Environmental and Forest Biology.

SUNY recognized him for advancing waterfowl conservation science through his work at Ducks Unlimited, where he has held various positions for more than 25 years. As chief scientist, Moorman is involved in national and international conservation, science and policy issues, and is the lead science contact in DUs work on wetland protection and waterfowl research. His contributions include designing wetland restoration projects, developing conservation strategies and overseeing the acquisition of funding.

Moorman received numerous awards related to his impact on wetland and waterfowl ecology. As a student at SUNY, he received the Wilford A. Dence Fellowship, which recognizes a graduate student with an exemplary record and potential for as successful career in wildlife and fish biology and conservation. Dr. Moorman has certainly proven that was a well-bestowed recognition.