Clemson aquatic toxicology professor honored for service to international plant management organization

John Rodgers accepts award from APMSThe Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) recently honored John H. Rodgers, Jr. professor of aquatic toxicology in Clemson University’s department of forestry and natural resources, with the T. Wayne Miller Distinguished Service Award.

The award, named for APMS founder Wayne Miller, recognizes Rodgers for his many years of service to APMS in a number of capacities and his outstanding scholarship in the areas of aquatic toxicology and aquatic plant management.

“John has worked tirelessly to advance APMS’s members, goals, and objectives,” said awards chairman Don Doggett. “He has performed above and beyond the call of duty.”

Rodgers has chaired the APMS strategic planning committee since the committee’s creation in 2008. He served on the APMS board of directors from 2003 – 2006 and has championed student involvement in the society. He has also authored or coauthored more than 100 publications and numerous books, book chapters, and monographs on the subjects of aquatic toxicology and aquatic plant management.

 “I’m honored to accept the T. Wayne Miller Distinguished Service Award,” Rodgers said. “It’s special to me because it comes from a great group of people dedicated to improving impaired water resources.”

APMS is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators, and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants. The society assists in promoting the management of nuisance aquatic plants, provides for the scientific advancement of its members, and encourages scientific research and university scholarship.