Former UNM Doctoral Graduate Selected as Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow

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Colorado State University Biology Professor Janice Moore is one of 20 environmental scientists from across North America to be awarded the 2005 Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship. Dr. Moore graduated with her Ph.D. from UNM in 1981 as Dr. Donald W. Duszynski's student.

Based at the Stanford Institute for the Environment, the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program, launched in 1998, is named for Aldo Leopold, a renowned environmental scientist who communicated his scientific knowledge simply and eloquently. His writings, including his 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, are credited with infusing the emerging conservation movement with good science and a stewardship ethic. The Leadership Program provides scientists with intensive communications and leadership training to enhance their ability to communicate complex scientific information to non-scientific audiences, especially policy makers, media, business leaders and the public. Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellows have outstanding scientific qualifications, demonstrated leadership abilities and strong interest in communicating science beyond traditional academic audiences. Twenty Fellows are selected annually through a competitive application process. For more information about the program, visit www.leopoldleadership.org.

Moore was selected as a Fellow for her research on how parasites alter host behavior in ways that enhance parasite transmission and how altered behaviors can benefit hosts. Her recent research has focused on the effect of behavioral fever on parasite development and host fitness. Moore also is interested in studying parasites of introduced species, comparing parasite communities of individuals in native locations to those in individuals from introduced populations. Moore teaches about animal diversity in an invertebrate zoology class at Colorado State. She also teaches animal behavior, and she helped develop a service-learning program that allowed students to learn about behavior while teaching basic obedience to rescue dogs.

This article was originally published in the April 18, 2005 edition of Colorado State University's "News and Information" (http://newsinfo.colostate.edu/index.asp?page=news_item_display&news_item_id=361896356), which is part of CSU's University Relations/Public Relations.