American Society of Naturalists

A membership society whose goal is to advance and to diffuse knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles so as to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences.

ASN Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Community

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The American Society of Naturalists is pleased to present to Dr. Todd Vision the ASN Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. This award, founded for the occasion, is to honor Dr. Vision for his exemplary service to the Evolutionary Biology and Ecology community in his leading role in the creation of the Dryad Digital Repository. Dr. Vision headed the team that created the digital architecture of Dryad and shepherded the project from the ideas stage to the creation of an international non-profit foundation that archives tens of thousands of data sets. Because of Dr. Vision’s work, it is now the norm that the foundational products of science—our data—are archived for later examination and use by other scientists. This honor comes with a plaque, an award of $2,000, and support for travel to the annual ASN meeting to receive the award.