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Sovada recognized for research, conservation

Marsha A. Sovada, a U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist for over 30 years at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, N.D., has received the Wildlife Society's North Dakota Chapter Professional Award in recognition of her...

Marsha A. Sovada, a U.S. Geological Survey wildlife biologist for over 30 years at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, N.D., has received the Wildlife Society's North Dakota Chapter Professional Award in recognition of her service to wildlife research and conservation.

Sovada received a bachelor's degree in biology from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University, a master's degree in biology from the University of Idaho and a doctorate degree in zoology from North Dakota State University.

She is recognized as one of North America's leading experts on foxes and her ongoing research includes predator ecology and management, mammalogy, carnivore interactions, natural resources management, pelican ecology and waterfowl biology.

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