Forest ThreatNet

Volume 11, Issue 2 - March/April 2017

Station Director and Forest Service Chief Honor Center Scientists

Rob Doudrick, Ge Sun, and Tom TidwellSouthern Research Station (SRS) Director Rob Doudrick and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently honored recipients of the 2016 SRS Station Director's Awards, including Eastern Threat Center research hydrologist Ge Sun and biological scientist Michael Gavazzi. Sun, who has co-authored about 220 papers since his U.S. Forest Service career began in 1997, received the Distinguished Scientist Award "for sustained productivity and leadership in forest hydrology research including the development and application of hydrological models and SRS_Awards_Gavazzi.jpgtools for global natural resource management under a changing environment." Gavazzi, who has served as the Collateral Duty Safety Officer at the Center's Raleigh office for 15 years, received the Safety and Occupational Health Award "in recognition of continued excellence in cultivating a safe and healthful work environment where all employees feel enabled to openly discuss issues and expect timely resolution to their concerns." Doudrick and Tidwell presented the awards during a ceremony on April 18 in Lexington, KY.

Pictured: SRS Station Director Rob Doudrick (left) and Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell (right) present 2016 SRS Station Director's Awards to Ge Sun (top photo) and Michael Gavazzi (lower photo). Photos by Joan Denman, U.S. Forest Service.

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