The Paleoecology Section of the Ecological Society of America has established the Edward S. Deevey Award to honor Deevey's efforts and dedication in fostering the highest quality of graduate student research in paleoecology. Awards of $150 and $50 are given for the best and runner-up presentations of paleoecological research by graduate students at the ESA Annual Meeting. Paleoecology is defined to include all studies that use sedimentary, paleontological, historical, or similar archives and proxy records to describe and interpret ecological patterns and processes at all time scales.

A candidate for the award must be the sole or first author of the submitted abstract, and prepare and present himself an oral paper or poster at the ESA Annual Meeting. The candidate must be a graduate student or have completed a masters or doctoral degree not more than 9 months before the presentation. The presentation must describe research used for the graduate degree; evaluation criteria are similar to those used for the ESA Buell and Braun Awards. A student can apply several times in consecutive years as long as he meets the above qualifications and has not won the award before.

If you wish to be considered for the Deevey Award at the next ESA Annual Meeting, please fax or mail the completed application form and a copy of your abstract to the committee chair (see www.esa.org/paleoecology/people.htm). Past awards can be viewed at www.esa.org/history/Awards/A_deevey.htm.  Biographical Memoirs of Edward Deevey are available here: www.nap.edu/html/biomems/edeevey.html.

Last modified September 14, 2010 by Kendra McLauchlan.