Dr. Robert Brown, head of the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, has been elected vice president of the Wildlife Society.

"The society promotes excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education," Brown said.

The society is a non-profit scientific organization with 9,000 members in more than 60 countries. Membership is comprised primarily of professional wildlife biologists. The society, headquartered in Bethesda, MD, publishes the Journal of Wildlife Management and the Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Brown has been a member of the society since 1973 and has been the Southwestern Section representative twice, in 1997 and in 2000. He currently chairs the endowment campaign and has been the recipient of the Group Achievement Award. Brown will take office at the annual meeting in Burlington, VT, in September. He will become president-elect in 2004 and president of the society in 2005.

He earned a doctorate degree in animal nutrition from Penn State University in 1975 and a bachelor's degree in animal nutrition from Colorado State University in 1968. He has been at Texas A&M since 1993.

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