In honor of William Odum

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Tree species:
Liriodendron tulipifera
Common name:
Tulip Poplar
Clark Hall
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Professor of environmental sciences and chairman of the department, William Odum taught at the University of Virginia from 1971 until his death in 1991. A fellowship, the W.E. Odum Memorial Endowed Fellowship Fund, was created in 1994 when his parents established an endowment in their late son's honor.

William's dedication to his graduate students led his parents to create this endowment to provide support to Arts & Sciences graduate students doing research on wetland and marsh environments, the research area where William himself excelled. His father, also associated with the University of Virginia, carried out research at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in the summers of 1942 and 1945.
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