Clemson forest ecologist honored with career achievement award

Clemson University Professor William Conner was recently honored with a special Society of Wetland Scientists 40th Anniversary Award for his high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, communication and support to the Society. Image Credit: Clemson University Relations

by / Steven Bradley

A veteran Clemson professor stationed at the university’s coastal research outpost in Georgetown County has been recognized by his peers for continuing leadership in wetland science and education.

William Conner, based at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS) in Georgetown, S.C., was recently honored with a special Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 40th Anniversary Award for his high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, communication and support to the Society.

“A selection committee read all of the applications, and I must say it was inspiring to see the breadth and depth of the contributions that Dr. Conner has made over the years. We are in his debt for the commitment he has shown to furthering the vitality, growth and well-being of the Society,” said SWS awards committee chair Siobhan Fennessy, professor of biology at Kenyon College.

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