Awardees for the Alfred Russel Wallace Award, and the MacArthur & Wilson Award have been selected for the 2017 award period. Congratulations to Margaret Davis (Wallace Award) and Jessica Blois (MacArthur & Wilson Award)! A full announcement will be made in the next issue of Frontiers of Biogeography. Also a huge THANK YOU to the awards committees.
Specifics for each award are listed below, and the next call is expected to go out in late 2017/early 2018.
Keep an eye out during May/June 2016 for the call for the Early Career Award. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Alfred Russel Wallace Award
The Alfred Russel Wallace Award was established by the International Biogeography Society (IBS) in 2004 to recognize a lifetime of outstanding contributions by an eminent scholar in any subdiscipline of biogeography. Previous recipients have included Drs. Jack Briggs, Jared Diamond, John Avise and Bob Ricklefs.
Nominations consist of a supporting cover letter of no more than 800 words, co-signed by two members of the IBS, plus an abbreviated CV of the nominee. The selected recipient will be invited to address the society at its next biennial meeting.
Nominations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, c/o the Chair of the Awards Committee in response to a call released approximate one year in advance of the next biennial conference (convened in January of odd-numbered years). Current members of the IBS Board are not eligible for nomination.
Margaret Davis (2017) - announcement coming soon
Daniel Simberloff (2015) - read the announcement
James H. Brown (2013) - read the announcement
Robert E. Ricklefs (2011) - interview
John C. Avise (2009) - interview
Jared M. Diamond (2007)
John C. Briggs (2005) - interview
Named after R. H. MacArthur and E. O. Wilson, this award honors their seminal contributions to biogeography. The award recognizes an individual for a notable, innovative contribution to biogeography. It is targeted at comparatively early career investigators and has a guideline that recipients should have completed their PhD no more than 12 years before the deadline for nominations. The committee has some flexibility in regard to this criterion, to take account of differing life and career paths. A pair of collaborators might be considered providing both are eligible by this criterion.
The recipient should be prepared to offer a paper at the biennial meeting of the IBS and will be invited to publish a short article on their work in Frontiers of Biogeography. In return, their attendance at the meeting will be underwritten by the IBS.
Nominations consist of a supporting cover letter of no more than 800 words, co-signed by two members of the IBS, plus a short cv of the nominee, plus pdfs of four key papers published by the nominee, at least two of which should have been published within the last three years. Current members of the IBS Board are not eligible for nomination.
Nominations should be sent to email@example.com, c/o Wilson Award SubCommittee (pdf’s are preferred) in response to a call released approximately one year in advance of the next biennial conference (convened in January of odd-numbered years). An individual can be nominated for a single paper or a ‘group of papers’ and it is anticipated that such a corpus of work will involve – in the spirit of MacArthur & Wilson’s famous monograph – scholarly collaborations with other co-workers.
Jessica Blois (2017) - announcement coming soon
Daniel L. Rabosky (2015) - read the announcement - read the plenary publication (pending)
Miguel B. Araújo (2013) - read the announcement
Lifetime Honorary Membership
The Society shall occasionally take the opportunity of a particular anniversary or event to award Lifetime Honorary Membership for especially notable contributions to biogeography.
Nominations will be considered twice per year by the IBS Awards Committee and confirmed with the recipient prior to announcement. Nominations may be submitted at any time to the President at least 6 months preceding a relevant anniversary or event and should consist of (1) a complete CV and (2) a biography of the nominee written in the style of a “Profiles - biography” article suitable for publication in Frontiers of Biogeography. We encourage simultaneous submission of the nomination package to the IBS and the biography to Frontiers of Biogeography. Awards are expected to be made rarely, but all biographies will be considered for publication in Frontiers of Biogeography coinciding with the anniversary or event.
James H. Brown (2013) - read the announcement
Edward O. Wilson (2007) - read the announcement
Doctoral Dissertation/Thesis Synopsis Award/Early Career Award
Since 2013, The International Biogeography Society has periodically given this award to recognize and publicize outstanding doctoral work in the field of biogeography. It is targeted at early career biogeographers (up to 2 years after graduation from a PhD program).
Nomination consists of submitting to the society a synopsis of your dissertation/thesis. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the IBS-Early Career committee and established biogeographers especially invited by this committee. The recipient of the Award may be invited to give a talk at the IBS Biennial meeting and will be presented with a certificate and a commemorative plate. Travel to the biennial conference will be subsidized by the IBS. In addition, the awardee’s research will have the opportunity to be highlighted in a ‘news and views’ article in Frontiers of Biogeography that will be written by a senior established researcher. The senior researcher writing the article would not be the supervisor of the student, but rather someone Frontiers of Biogeography commissions based on expertise and recognition within the awardee’s research area.
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject “ECC award”) in response to a call released 8 to 10 months in advance of the next biennial conference (convened in January of odd-numbered years). The current call can be found at the IBS Blog, with a deadline of Septemer 30, 2016.
Matthew Iacchei (2013) - read the award publication