McClaran Elected Fellow in Society for Range Management

Mitch McClaran, professor in the CALS School of Natural Resources and the Environment, was elected as a Fellow in the Society for Range Management on February 12, 2014 at the Society’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

McClaran joined the University of Arizona faculty in 1986, and is a professor of range management. He has additional responsibilities as the Director for Research at the Santa Rita Experimental Range and Assistant Director of the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station. He received his PhD in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986.

McClaran was recognized as a Fellow in the Society for Range Management for his exceptional service in advancing the science and art of rangeland resources. In particular, McClaran was recognized for contributions to reviving and sustaining research and education activities at the University of Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range; outstanding teaching and research contributions; revision and implementation of Accreditation Standards used by the Society to evaluate university programs; and the initiation and design of the Society’s procedures for evaluating Certified Professionals in Rangeland Management.

McClaran’s efforts on the Arizona Santa Rita Experimental Range have been especially noteworthy. McClaran nominated the experimental range to become one of the National Ecological Observatory Network's continental-scale observatories four years ago and as a result, the experimental range has since been renovated. The experimental ranged received instrument towers, communication equipment, soil sensors, and other equipment to improve its research and weather monitoring on the surrounding ecosystem.

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Apr 28 2014