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.

Nominations for the Distinguished Naturalist Award

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Due January 31

The ASN Distinguished Naturalist Award is given to an active investigator in mid-career (within 20 years of completion of the PhD) who has made significant contributions to the knowledge of a particular ecosystem or group of organisms. Time since PhD degree can be extended in light of parental leave. Other forms of exceptional caregiving responsibility [e.g., partner, spouse, aged parent, etc]. or extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Individuals whose research and writing illuminate principles of evolutionary biology and an enhanced aesthetic appreciation of natural history will merit special consideration. The recipient need not be a member of the Society. The award will consist of an especially appropriate work of art and a prize of $2,000.

The ASN strongly encourages its members to submit nominations of deserving people. The names of former recipients can be found here.

Nominations will be held over for two years.

The application packet should in the form of a single PDF consisting of a letter of nominations, curriculum vitae of the candidate including a publication list, and three key publications to be send electronically by January 31, 2023, to Dan Simberloff ( Please indicate "Distinguished Naturalist Award" in the subject line.