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.

YearFull NameLast NameESA Bulletin
1953Henry Allan GleasonGleasonLink
1954Henry Shoemaker ConardConardLink
1955Albert Hazen WrightWrightLink
1956George Burton RiggRiggLink
1957Karl Patterson SchmidtSchmidtLink
1958Arthur William SampsonSampsonLink
1959Henry Allan GleasonGleasonLink
1960Walter Pace CottamCottamLink
1961Charles Sutherlan EltonEltonLink
1962George Evelyn HutchinsonHutchinsonLink
1963William Skinner CooperCooperLink
1964Lee Raymond DiceDiceLink
1965Paul Bigelow SearsSearsLink
1966Alfred Clarence RedfieldRedfieldLink
1967Alfred Edwards EmersonEmersonLink
1968Victor Ernest ShelfordShelfordLink
1969Stanley Adair CainCainLink
1970Murray Fife BuellBuellLink
1971Thomas ParkParkLink
1972Ruth Myrtle PatrickPatrickno citation published
1973Robert Helmer MacArthur  MacArthur  Link
1974Eugene Pleasants OdumOdumLink
1975Cornelius Herman Muller  Muller  Link
1976Alton Anthony LindsayLindsayLink
1977Walton Byron McDougall  McDougall  Link
1978Samuel Charles KendeighKendeighLink
1979Rexford F. DaubenmireDaubenmireLink
1980Donald Ward TinkleTinkleLink
1981Robert Harding WhittakerWhittakerLink
1982Edward Smith Deevey Jr.DeeveyLink
1983Walles Thomas EdmondsonEdmondsonLink
1984John Lander HarperHarperLink
1985Joseph H. ConnellConnellLink
1986Evelyn Christine PielouPielouLink
1987Archie Fairly Carr Jr.CarrLink
1988Herbert Groves AndrewarthaAndrewarthaLink
1988Louis Charles BirchBirchLink
1989George Christopher WilliamsWilliamsLink
1990William Edwin RickerRickerLink
1991William Dwight BillingsBillingsLink
1991Nelson George HairstonHairstonLink
1992Frank Alois PitelkaPitelkaLink
1993Margaret Bryan DavisDavisLink
1994Edward Osborne WilsonWilsonLink
1995Frederick Herbert Bormann   Bormann   Link
1995Gene Elden LikensLikensLink
1996Harold A. Mooney Mooney Link
1997Frances Crews JamesJamesLink
1998Gordon Howell Orians Orians Link
1999Crawford Stanley HollingHollingLink
2000Robert Treat PainePaineLink
2001Paul Ralph EhrlichEhrlichLink
2002Charles J. KrebsKrebsLink
2003Richard Bruce RootRootLink
2004Samuel Joseph McNaughtonMcNaughtonLink
2005Lawrence Basil SlobodkinSlobodkinLink
2006Daniel S. SimberloffSimberloffLink
2007Otto LangeLangeLink
2008Michael Leo RosenzweigRosenzweigLink
2009Stephen Philip HubbellHubbellLink
2010Simon Asher LevinLevinLink
2011Thomas G. WhithamWhithamLink
2012Robert J. NaimanNaimanLink
2013William A. ReinersReinersLink
2014Jane LubchencoLubchencoLink
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