Nevada Regents' Academic Advisor Award 2017
Jim Sedinger was recognized with the Regents' Academic Advisor Award for Graduate Students at the UNR's 2017 Honor the Best ceremony. Sedinger, Foundation professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, joined the University in 2001. Joining the University in 2001 after 16 years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, he was named CABNR's Researcher of the Year in 2012 and has produced 151 peer-revied publications since 1984.
Sedinger's research interests include the study of life-histories, population biology and nutritional ecology of avian species, particularly waterfowl. He is also interested in the application of such knowledge to the management of wetlands, waterfowl and other avian populations and to the training of students. He plays a central role in understanding the greater sage-grouse, whose listing as an endangered species is an important issue for the state of Nevada. He also maintains a long-term project focused on the black brant sea goose in Alaska, funded by the National Science Foundation.