Submitted to: Ecological Society of America Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/10/2016
Publication Date: 8/11/2016
Citation: Herrick, J.E. 2016. From wildlife biology to soil science, the USDA and the United Nations [abstract]. 2016 Ecological Society of America Meeting. August 7-12, 2016, Fort Lauderdale, FL. IGN 7-6.
Technical Abstract: It all(?) started at age 18, wearing a rented tuxedo at the Explorers Club in NYC. I tried to explain my high school research on pine marten to my dinner companions while perched nervously on the dais. I haven’t worn a penguin suit since, but every year has been just as fascinating as I’ve worked my way down the “food chain” from predators to prey to plants to soils, and up from science to management to policy, all thanks to an incredible series of careers, and amazingly just one job, as a research scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.