A Utah State University graduate student has been named recipient of the top award given to "younger generation ecologists" by the Ecological Society of America.

Robert B. Jackson, who completed a master's degree at Utah State University in range science, is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in range science and a second master's degree in statistics.Jackson received the Murray F. Buell award for the outstanding oral paper presentation at the society's annual meeting.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Tonight will be remembered as the evening peace was restored. And I hear that thing happening in the Persian Gulf is over, too." - Bud Scruggs, the governor's chief of staff, commenting on the conclusion of the 1991 legislative session. (See stories on A1, A5-A8, B1, B6.)

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