Sept. 19, 2014 – Thomas R. Fox, professor of silviculture in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, has been named the Honorable Garland Gray Professor of Forestry by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The professorship was established in 1985 by the late state Senator Elmon Gray, who named it in memory of his father. Garland Gray also served in the Senate of Virginia.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2000, Fox has received international attention for his work in sustainable management of forest plantations in North and South America.
He is recognized as a global expert in plantation forest management and carries the distinction of Fellow in the Society of American Foresters and the Soil Science Society of America. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in Chile.
Fox has excelled in the research arena, making scholarly contributions to plantation forestry scholarship. He has received more than $38 million in grants to support his research program and graduate students. (continue reading......)