Reynaldo Patino tapped for prestigious American Fisheries Society honor
By: Norman Martin
Reynaldo Patino, a research professor with Texas Tech's Department of Natural Resources Management with a joint appointment at the U.S. Geological Survey, will be recognized as a 2018 Fellow of the American Fisheries Society. The honor will be presented in mid-August during the 2018 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Atlantic City.
"Being designated as a Fellow of the American Fisheries Society is not only a prestigious recognition for Dr. Patino, but also acknowledgment of the high degree of professionalism and expertise in the Department of Natural Resources Management and the College of Agriculture Science and Natural Resources," said Clint Boal, a professor of wildlife biology and assistant leader of the USGS's Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, which is based on the main Texas Tech campus.
Program officials note the American Fisheries Society Fellows Program is a recognition of society members who've made outstanding or meritorious contributions to the diversity of fields that are included in the American Fisheries Society, including leadership, research, teaching and mentoring, resource management and/or conservation, and outreach/interaction with the public.
Patino, who serves as a leader of the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, has focused his research broadly on fisheries science, aquaculture, aquatic ecophysiology, aquatic ecotoxicology, and conservation biology. He joined the unit and the department in 1989.
Recent honors for Patino include the Texas Tech Parents Association Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award (2015). He received his bachelor's degree from Tokyo University of Fisheries. His master's degree and doctorate degrees are from Oregon State University.
The USGS, a Reston, Virginia-headquartered bureau in the U.S. Department of the Interior, studies the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it. It has four major science disciplines, concerning biology, geography, geology, and hydrology.
CONTACT: Mark Wallace, Chairman, Department of Natural Resources Management, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2841 or firstname.lastname@example.org