invasive species http://wmot.org en UT Knoxville Researcher Earns Top Enviro Prize http://wmot.org/post/ut-knoxville-researcher-earns-top-enviro-prize <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; A University of Tennessee researcher has been awarded the world&rsquo;s top prize in the field of environmental science.</p><p>UT Knoxville&rsquo;s Dr. Daniel Simberloff has won Spains 2012 Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. Simberloff specializes in the study of invasive species.</p><p>Although he&#39;s conducted research worldwide, Simberloff says he doesn&rsquo;t have to leave Tennessee to find invasive species.&nbsp; He notes, for instance, the imported insects that are currently killing Tennessee&rsquo;s hemlocks and ash trees.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:41:26 +0000 Mike Osborne 13520 at http://wmot.org