Nomination Statement for Daniel Greene, recipient of the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s 2019 Early Career Wildlife Professional Award
Dr. Dan Greene received his PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida in 2015. Since his graduation, he has worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University, and more recently as the Wildlife Scientist at the Weyerhaeuser Company, Environmental Research South in Mississippi. Starting in 2006, he began learning, conducting and teaching how to conduct both long-term inventories and annual monitoring on different species across the world. His species expertise ranges from reptiles like the endangered Bahamian Iguana and South Florida rainbow snake, to mammals like the fox squirrel and beach mouse, as well as, many birds such as golden eagles and lesser prairie chickens.
He currently works on 7.3 million acres of managed forest landscapes across 11 states in the southeastern United States, with a primary focus on maximizing biodiversity and improving the understanding of wildlife-habitat relationships on these lands. He not only works with the Company forest managers to develop management approaches that integrate wildlife habitat within sustainable forestry systems, he also develops and maintains effective liaisons with universities, conservation organizations, and government agencies.
Not only does he use his knowledge to understand and assess the effects of ecological drivers, current management practices and climate change on population vital rates and projected persistence, he shares his experience with students from across the United States all the way to South Africa. Since he became a member of FLTWS in 2013, he has always been willing to assist students, and other professionals, with developing and leading useful monitoring technique workshops and informative meetings. Furthermore, through his 27 current publications and 15 future publications, he is sharing his knowledge and expertise across the world.
Although he now lives in Mississippi, he continues to stay active in FLTWS. He has been on the Executive Board since 2015, and plans to run for the Southeastern Representative in 2019. His involvement and input, with both the Board and numerous committees, have been extremely valuable and we hope he continues to contribute and grow with the Chapter through the future.