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Dr. Tom Whitham

Tom Whitham
Principal Investigator

Tom Whitham is Regents’ Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Executive Director of the Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research. In 2011, Whitham received the prestigious Eminent Ecologist Award by the Ecological Society of America—the group’s highest honor—for his outstanding body of work and his training of a new generation of scientists. Whitham served as the primary scientific advisor of an award-winning PBS documentary, A Thousand Invisible Cords: Connecting Genes to Ecosystems, which was aired on more than 150 stations in 2012. Whitham has authored or co-authored more than 220 papers in scientific journals, including Science and Nature.

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