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Beadel Fellowships

Gerald W. Beadel rowing in a “tin boat” on Lake Iamonia, was Henry Beadel’s younger brother. Bequests from both Henry and Gerald established the Beadel Fellowships.

Gerald W. Beadel rowing in a “tin boat” on Lake Iamonia, was Henry Beadel’s younger brother. Bequests from both Henry and Gerald established the Beadel Fellowships.

Henry L. Beadel in the late 1950s with his motion picture camera mounted gunstock of his own design.

Henry L. Beadel in the late 1950s with his motion picture camera mounted gunstock of his own design.

The Beadel Fellowship is an award provided to senior scholars for a specific project or for an activity related to Tall Timbers and carries with it a stipend. Fellowships are typically awarded for one to three years, but may be extended. Progress of the awardees’ will be evaluated annually on the basis of a written report. Recommendations for nominees are made by Tall Timbers Research Staff, Science and Land Management Committee or the Board of Trustees and must be approved by the Science and Land Management Committee and Board of Trustees.

Beadel Fellows have contributed immeasurably to research at Tall Timbers throughout the years. They provide wisdom and a storehouse of knowledge for station researchers. We benefit greatly from their interactions with the staff and their important contributions.

Current Beadel Fellows

Beadel Fellow Area of Study Years
Dr. Jeff Glitzenstein Plant Community Response to Fire Frequency 2007-
Dr. Gil Nelson Plant Taxonomy (Gil Nelson Associates) 2006-
Dr. W.J. Platt Longleaf Pine Demography (Louisiana State Univ.) 2009-
Dr. Donna Streng Plant Community Response to Fire Frequency 2007-

Past Beadel Fellows

Past Beadel Fellow Area of Study Years
Dr. G. E. Gates Oligochaetes (Earthworms) (University of Maine) 1967–1975
Dr. Andre F. Clewell Botany (Florida State University) 1967–1976
Dr. W. H. Whitcomb Applied Insect Ecology (University of Florida) 1970–1975
Dr. R. J. Vogl Plant Ecology (Los Angeles State College) 1970–1975
Dr. R. H. Arnett, Jr. Managing Editor, Biologist (N. American Beetle Fauna Project) 1970–1975
Dr. Gerd H. Heinrich Ichneumon Wasp Study 1971–1972
Dr. Hale G. Smith Ethno-Botany & Entomology-Archaeology (Florida State University) 1971–1972
Dr. Henry M. Stevenson Ornithology (Florida State University) 1971–1991
Dr. Robert K. Godfrey Botany (Florida State University) 1972–2000
Dr. John W. Reynolds Oligochaetes (Earthworms) (University of Tennessee) 1973–1975
Dr. William Brueckheimer History of Tall Timbers, (Geography Dept., Florida State University) 1973–1990
Dr. Karl T. Steinen Weeden Island Project (Indian Mound) (West Georgia College) 1986-1987
Miranda Stephens Student Training Program 1986-1987
Steve Frick Student Training Program 1986-1987
Mr. Angus Gholson Botany (Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) 1994–2007
Dr. Robert M. Farrar Forestry (Retired, USDA-FS) 1995–1998
Mr. Wilson Baker Biologist, Botany 1999–2000
Dr. William Boyer Forestry 1999–2003
Dr. Jim Laacke Forestry, Landscape Ecology (Retired, USDA-FS) 2004–2006
Dr. Dave Ligon Cooperative Breeders (Univ. of New Mexico) 2007–2008
Dr. Sandra Ligon Cooperative Breeders (Univ. of New Mexico) 2007–2008