Dr. Joshua Stafford was presented the 2007 Outstanding New Staff Member award by Chief Brian Anderson at an INHS Staff meeting on May 1, 2008. The Outstanding New Staff Member Award recognizes exceptional achievement and service by a new staff member employed at the Survey for five years or less.
Josh is the Director of the Forbes Biological Station (FBS) in Havana and was hired by the Survey in August 2004. Josh has had an outstanding record of scientific and outreach activities since his arrival at the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS). Over the past three years, he has been a PI on grants totaling more than $ 1 million and has published at a rate exceeding two publications per year, with several more in press or in review. He serves as an associate editor for the journal Wetlands. Josh has also participated in many outreach activities and has published 12 popular articles on wildlife management and ecology. Josh has deservedly earned the respect of his colleagues and peers at both the FBS and the INHS and has become one of the Survey's strongest assets.