Terry Amundson Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Terry E. Amundson, Wisconsin Wildlife Disease Specialist, died in 1987 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. His premature death is a profound loss to friends, relatives, and colleagues, and a blow to the fledgling science of wildlife disease and its management. Terry earned a B.S. in Zoology in 1973 from the University of Minnesota, and in 1977, an M.S. in Veterinary Microbiology. In 1978, he initiated research on arthropod-borne viruses in wild mammals toward fulfillment of his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 1981, Terry joined the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as the department’s fish and wildlife disease specialist. He saw the value of cooperative effort and united the Wisconsin Department of Natural Re- sources and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Science School in investigating and managing wildlife-borne diseases. He nurtured cooperation with the State Division of Health, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other states.In his profession, he left management blueprints and guidelines to the growing field of wildlife health. To those who love the wild lands and wild creatures, he left a little of his spirit.
Awarded to an outstanding graduate student in Wildlife Ecology or Veterinary Science whose studies emphasize wildlife disease.
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