Tom Fox, professor of forest soils and silviculture, received the Society of American Forester’s Barrington Moore Award in Biological Science, which recognizes outstanding achievement in biological research leading to the advancement of forestry.

The award is named in honor of a prominent member of the first generation of professional foresters in the United States, who joined the society in 1911. Barrington Moore served on several committees, including the Committee on Forest Policy, which prepared the first truly comprehensive statement of forest policy ever attempted by the society. Fellow faculty member Harold E. Burkhart received this prestigious award in 1991.

“I am honored to have been selected to receive the Barrington Moore Award,” Fox said. “This really is recognition of the efforts of the many excellent graduate students and post-doctoral associates I have had the privilege of working with throughout my career. I am very grateful for support from the college that has enabled my students and me to pursue our research focused on increasing the productivity and sustainability of plantation forests in the Americas.”