Tribute to F.H. Bormann
Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:28AM
[chuck] in Herb Bormann, Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

I participated this weekend in a much-deserved tribute to Dr. F.H. Bormann, Oestler Professor Emeritus of Forest Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Herb, who turned 90 last month, mentored thirty Ph.D. students, is a longtime member of the National Academy of Sciences, wrote eight books and 175 scientific papers, and was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the Blue Planet Prize, and the Ecological Society of America's Eminent Ecologist Award. Truly a gifted scholar and a wonderful human being.

As shown in the image above, speakers at the event - all Bormann students - included:  (l to r top) Jerry Melillo, Distinguished Scientist and Director Emeritus, Marine Biological Laboratory, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Peter Marks, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; Dan Nepstad, Executive Director IPAM international; me; Joann Roskoski, Directorate for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation; Guillermo Castilleja, Chief Program Officer, Moore Foundation; Tim Wood, Executive Vice-President of Research and Development, USANA Health Services (retired); Larry Forcier, Rubenstein School of the Environment, University of Vermont; (l to r bottom) Steve Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund; Herb Bormann; Christine Bormann; and Dean Peter R. Crane, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

A good time was had by all. [NOTE: Elysa took the picture on her iPhone (thx, Elysa)].

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