Dr. Vivian Negron-Ortiz receiving a Honor Award from Sam Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Vivian Negron-Ortiz received a Regional Director's Honor Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, at an Awards Ceremony in Atlanta on May 4. Dr. Negron-Ortiz is the Botanist with the Ecological Services office of FWS in Panama City, Florida, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Miami University's Botany Department. She received her Ph.D. from the Botany Department in 1994 under the mentorship of Jim Hickey.
Dr. Negron-Ortiz is the Lead Recovery Botanist for 10 species of threatened and endangered plants. She received the Regional Director's Honor Award for her dedication to landscape conservation and her enthusiastic approach to engaging new partners for recovery priorities. She has developed creative ways to promote plant recovery including working with private, state, and federal partners, receiving grant awards, and collaborating on research projects.