Nominations for the 2017 Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award, Due January 1

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The Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award is given to an active investigator in mid-career who has made significant contributions to the knowledge of a particular ecosystem or group of organisms. 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, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Naturalists.

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 1, 2016, to Susan Alberts ( Please indicate "E. O. Wilson Award" in the subject line.