Tom Fox, professor of forest soils and silviculture, was named a Fellow by two different national societies in 2012.

The Soil Science Society of America, a progressive scientific society dedicated to advancing the field of soil science, reserves the honor of Fellow for just 0.3 percent of its 6,000 members. The Society of American Foresters Fellow honor is given to those who have demonstrated excellence in volunteer involvement, consistent leadership, and advancement in forestry by education, public policy, research, or technology transfer.

“I am truly honored to become a Fellow in both the Soil Science Society of America and the Society of American Foresters,” said Fox. “It is especially gratifying to have my contributions to forest soil science recognized in this manner by my professional colleagues in these two societies.”

Fox’s research focuses on silviculture, forest soils and fertilization, tree nutrition, and the environmental sustainability of intensive forest management. Much of his work concentrates on meeting the needs of the forest industry in the United States and Latin America.