Eminent Ecologist Award

The Eminent Ecologist Award began in 1953 as the Distinguished Ecologist Award and was given its current name the following year. It is presented to a senior ecologist in recognition of an outstanding body of ecological work or of sustained ecological contributions of extraordinary merit.

Our Twitter series of little known facts about award recipients is presented here.

Year
Full Name
Last Name
ESA Bulletin
1954Henry Shoemaker ConardConard
1955Albert Hazen WrightWright
1956George Burton RiggRigg
1957Karl Patterson SchmidtSchmidt
1958Arthur William SampsonSampson
1959Henry Allan GleasonGleason
1960Walter Pace CottamCottam
1961Charles Sutherlan EltonElton
1962George Evelyn HutchinsonHutchinson
1963William Skinner CooperCooper
1964Lee Raymond DiceDice
1965Paul Bigelow SearsSears
1966Alfred Clarence RedfieldRedfield
1967Alfred Edwards EmersonEmerson
1968Victor Ernest ShelfordShelford
1969Stanley Adair CainCain
1970Murray Fife BuellBuellLink
1971Thomas ParkParkLink
1972Ruth Myrtle PatrickPatrick
1973Robert Helmer MacArthur  MacArthur  Link
1974Eugene Pleasants OdumOdum
1975Cornelius Herman Muller  Muller  Link
1976Alton Anthony LindsayLindsay
1977Walton Byron McDougall  McDougall  
1981Robert Harding WhittakerWhittaker
1980Donald Ward TinkleTinkle
1979Rexford F. DaubenmireDaubenmire
1978Samuel Charles KendeighKendeigh
1982Edward Smith Deevey Jr.Deevey
1983Walles Thomas EdmondsonEdmondson
1984John Lander HarperHarper
1985Joseph H. ConnellConnell
1986Evelyn Christine PielouPielou
1988Herbert Groves AndrewarthaAndrewartha
1988Louis Charles BirchBirch
1989George Christopher WilliamsWilliams
1990William Edwin RickerRicker
1991Nelson George HairstonHairston
1991William Dwight BillingsBillings
1992Frank Alois PitelkaPitelka
1993Margaret Bryan DavisDavis
1994Edward Osborne WilsonWilson
1995Frederick Herbert Bormann   Bormann   
1995Gene Elden LikensLikens
1996Harold A. Mooney Mooney 
1997Frances Crews JamesJames
1998Gordon Howell Orians Orians Link
1999Crawford Stanley HollingHollingLink
2000Robert Treat PainePaineLink
1987Archie Fairly Carr Jr.Carr
2001Paul Ralph EhrlichEhrlichLink
2002Charles J. KrebsKrebsLink
2003Richard Bruce RootRootLink
2004Samuel Joseph McNaughtonMcNaughtonLink
2005Lawrence Basil SlobodkinSlobodkinLink
2006Daniel SimberloffSimberloffLink
2007Otto LangeLangeLink
2008Michael Leo RosenzweigRosenzweigLink
2009Stephen Philip HubbellHubbellLink
2010Simon Asher LevinLevin
2011Thomas G. WhithamWhithamLink
2012Robert J. NaimanNaimanLink
2013William A. ReinersReiners
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