13brooksBelow are extracts from a news release from The Environmental Law Institute, Washington D.C. The award in the Science Research category is Robert P. Brooks, Ph.D. a UMass Amherst alumnus (Wildlife Biology M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1980). See his CV at www.wetlands.psu.edu.

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute announced today the recipients of the prestigious National Wetland Awards—individual stewards from across the country who have been recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands conservation. “I congratulate the extraordinary individuals selected for the National Wetlands Awards for demonstrating how citizens and communities can—and do—make a difference,” stated ELI President John Cruden. “With our partners from the five leading federal agencies, we look forward to an awards ceremony that showcases the remarkable contributions they have made to a healthy and productive environment.”

The 2013 National Wetlands Awards recipients will be honored at a ceremony on May 9, 2013 at the U.S. Botanic Garden starting at 6 pm. The public is invited to attend.

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Pennsylvania State University Professor of Geography and Ecology Dr. Robert P. Brooks is a preeminent wetlands researcher. Rob’s work has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and more than 140 presentations. Rob has also trained 42 graduate students, furthering his contribution to wetlands conservation.