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UW-Madison limnologist honored for lifetime achievements

May 7, 2010

James Kitchell, a professor in the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been selected to receive the 2010 A. C. Redfield Award from the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.

This lifetime achievement award recognizes and honors major, long-term accomplishments in lake and ocean studies, including research, education, and service to the society and community. Emphasis is placed on the importance and lasting influence of a scientist’s work.

Kitchell, the Arthur Hasler Professor of Zoology and a former director of the Center for Limnology, was chosen for “field-changing contributions in the areas of fish ecology and fisheries, trophic dynamics, and understanding the role of fish in aquatic ecosystems,” according to the award citation from the society. He will be honored June 8 at the society’s annual meeting in Santa Fe, N.M.

Kitchell is the second UW–Madison professor to win this award. John Magnuson, professor emeritus of zoology, received the award in 2002.