Buckel Named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

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Jeff Buckel of Applied Ecology is one of twelve professors in NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor.

The professorship is one of the college’s highest honors, created to recognize outstanding scholars, leaders, teachers and mentors. When William Neal Reynolds established the endowment creating the distinguished professorships in 1950, it was one of the most impactful gifts that had been made to a single CALS program. The gift, one of many made to NC State University by the Reynolds family in Winston-Salem, has benefitted not only the recipients but the many others who have gained from the research, teaching and Extension efforts of those who bear the title of William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor.

Buckel is a fisheries ecologist, who works in marine and estuary habitats. His research is concentrated in areas that further our understanding of the population dynamics of fishery resources. Investigations focus on identifying and understanding processes which underlie recruitment variability in marine and estuarine fishes. Specifically, the influence of abiotic factors and biotic interactions on growth and mortality of juvenile fishes has been examined. His laboratory conducts applied research that directly addresses assessment and management of local and regional fisheries. Buckel serves on the North Carolina Finfish Advisory Committee and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s science and statistical committees.

This article is an excerpt from a post originally published in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences News.

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