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
2021Steward T. A. PickettPickettLink
2020Monica G. TurnerTurnerLink
2019Robert D. HoltHoltLink
2018F. Stuart ChapinChapinLink
2017Diana Harrison WallWallLink
2016Jerry F. FranklinFranklinLink
2015Eric R. PiankaPiankaLink
2014Jane LubchencoLubchencoLink
2013William A. ReinersReinersLink
2012Robert J. NaimanNaimanLink
2011Thomas G. WhithamWhithamLink
2010Simon Asher LevinLevinLink
2009Stephen Philip HubbellHubbellLink
2008Michael Leo RosenzweigRosenzweigLink
2007Otto LangeLangeLink
2006Daniel S. SimberloffSimberloffLink
2005Lawrence Basil SlobodkinSlobodkinLink
2004Samuel Joseph McNaughtonMcNaughtonLink
2003Richard Bruce RootRootLink
2002Charles J. KrebsKrebsLink
2001Paul Ralph EhrlichEhrlichLink
2000Robert Treat PainePaineLink
1999Crawford Stanley HollingHollingLink
1998Gordon Howell Orians Orians Link
1997Frances Crews JamesJamesLink
1996Harold A. Mooney Mooney Link
1995Frederick Herbert Bormann   Bormann   Link
1995Gene Elden LikensLikensLink
1994Edward Osborne WilsonWilsonLink
1993Margaret Bryan DavisDavisLink
1992Frank Alois PitelkaPitelkaLink
1991William Dwight BillingsBillingsLink
1991Nelson George HairstonHairstonLink
1990William Edwin RickerRickerLink
1989George Christopher WilliamsWilliamsLink
1988Herbert Groves AndrewarthaAndrewarthaLink
1988Louis Charles BirchBirchLink
1987Archie Fairly Carr Jr.CarrLink
1986Evelyn Christine PielouPielouLink
1985Joseph H. ConnellConnellLink
1984John Lander HarperHarperLink
1983Walles Thomas EdmondsonEdmondsonLink
1982Edward Smith Deevey Jr.DeeveyLink
1981Robert Harding WhittakerWhittakerLink
1980Donald Ward TinkleTinkleLink
1979Rexford F. DaubenmireDaubenmireLink
1978Samuel Charles KendeighKendeighLink
1977Walton Byron McDougall  McDougall  Link
1976Alton Anthony LindseyLindseyLink
1975Cornelius Herman Muller  Muller  Link
1974Eugene Pleasants OdumOdumLink
1973Robert Helmer MacArthur  MacArthur  Link
1972Ruth Myrtle PatrickPatrickno citation published
1971Thomas ParkParkLink
1970Murray Fife BuellBuellLink
1969Stanley Adair CainCainLink
1968Victor Ernest ShelfordShelfordLink
1967Alfred Edwards EmersonEmersonLink
1966Alfred Clarence RedfieldRedfieldLink
1965Paul Bigelow SearsSearsLink
1964Lee Raymond DiceDiceLink
1963William Skinner CooperCooperLink
1962George Evelyn HutchinsonHutchinsonLink
1961Charles Sutherlan EltonEltonLink
1960Walter Pace CottamCottamLink
1959Henry Allan GleasonGleasonLink
1958Arthur William SampsonSampsonLink
1957Karl Patterson SchmidtSchmidtLink
1956George Burton RiggRiggLink
1955Albert Hazen WrightWrightLink
1954Henry Shoemaker ConardConardLink
1953Henry Allan GleasonGleasonLink
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