University of Richmond Professor Todd Lookingbill Honored for Leadership in Landscape Ecology

April 10, 2019

University of Richmond’s Todd Lookingbill, associate professor of geography, environmental studies, and biology, has received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award by the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.

The award recognizes individuals who have contributed exceptionally to both the organization and field. He received this award at the US-IALE annual meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado, yesterday.

Lookingbill’s research areas include landscape connectivity, habitat modeling, watershed assessment, and battlefield ecology. He and his students have worked broadly with the National Park Service on landscape monitoring and environmental assessment studies, especially within urban and suburban settings of the Mid-Atlantic.

Lookingbill received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton and his Ph.D from Duke. He has been a member of US-IALE for nearly 20 years and believes in the society’s commitment to student members.

“One of the distinguishing features of our society is the attention that it pays towards student engagement in the science of landscape ecology and the management of landscapes,” Lookingbill said. “It has been a great pleasure to be involved in this work, and a great honor to be recognized by colleagues for these efforts.”

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