[MARMAM] NOMINATIONS FOR THE ALDO LEOPOLD AND WILLIAM T. HORNADAY CONSERVATION AWARDS
Daniel K. Odell
dodell at cfl.rr.com
Fri Jan 25 12:36:44 PST 2008
NOMINATIONS FOR THE ALDO LEOPOLD AND WILLIAM T. HORNADAY CONSERVATION AWARDS
In 2002, the American Society of Mammalogists established 2 conservation
awards to recognize outstanding contributions to the conservation of mammals
and their habitats. The Aldo Leopold Award is awarded to a well-established
individual who has made a lasting scientific contribution to the
conservation of mammals and their habitats. Previous awardees are Edward O.
Wilson, Russell A. Mittermeier, George B. Schaller, and Rodrigo A. Medellín.
The William T. Hornaday Award is awarded to a current undergraduate or
graduate student who has made a significant scientific contribution as a
student to the conservation of mammals and their habitats. Previous
awardees are Brent Sewall and Isabel Beasley. Nominees should have
contributed substantially to (1) the conservation of 1 or more mammalian
species, subspecies, or populations, (2) the conservation of mammalian
assemblages and communities, or (3) advancing the field of conservation
biology through focal research on mammals. Persons contributing to the
conservation of land or marine mammals are eligible for consideration. We
interpret ''contribution'' broadly to include (1) scientific research or
political activism that has resulted in the preservation of an imperiled
species; (2) development of protective management recommendations; (3)
acquisition of new knowledge regarding the conservation status or causes for
declines of mammalian species or populations; (4) the protection of
significant mammalian habitat; or (5) promotion of the conservation of
mammals through public education. All persons are invited to submit
nominations for these awards. For each award, the nomination packet should
1. A brief narrative (2 pages maximum) that introduces and describes the
conservation accomplishments of the nominee;
2. As an addendum to this narrative, a list of relevant journal articles,
government and NGO reports, newspaper clippings, and other materials that
chronicle and corroborate the conservation-related accomplishments of the
3. A current CV or résumé;
4. Contact information for the nominator and nominee;
5. Supporting material:
For the Aldo Leopold Award, include letters of recommendation
from 3 individuals familiar with the nominee's contributions to mammalian
conservation; one of the letters must be from the nominator.
William T. Hornaday Award-include letters of recommendation from 2
individuals familiar with the nominee's conservation activities. One of
these letters must be from the student's research advisor.
Electronic submissions of nominations and supporting documents are strongly
encouraged. Completed nomination packets should be sent to
ThoringtonR at SI.EDU or Richard Thorington, Division of Mammals MRC 108,
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
20013-7012. The deadline for receipt of completed nominations is 14 March
2008. The recipients will be announced at the banquet at the ASM annual
meeting in June 2008.
Daniel K. Odell, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
6295 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821-8043 USA
Fax: + 407-370-1659
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