ESA Aquatic Ecology Section
The Aquatic Ecology Section offers four awards:
To make a contribution to the Thomas M. Frost Award:
· Make a contribution
For a list of past recipients:
Student Research Awards
Student Research Awards
The Aquatic Section of the Ecological
Society of America is pleased to sponsor the Thomas M. Frost
Award for Excellence in Graduate Research.
Thomas M. Frost was the director of the University of
Wisconsin Trout Lake Station from 1981 until his death in
2000. His colleagues will
remember him as a dedicated and creative scientist who brought
a gentle, caring humanity to our endeavors.
This prize, founded in 2001, honors his commitment
to aquatic ecology and to graduate student education.
Graduate students and recent Ph.D. recipients (within
two years of receiving the Ph.D.) are both eligible for the
Frost Award. The recipient will receive a plaque and a $500
Only current graduate students are eligible
for the Exceptional Promise in Graduate Research Award. The
recipient will receive a cash prize of $250. This award has
been established through a generous gift in honor of
limnologist Stuart Neff.
Eligibility and nomination
both Student Research Awards: These awards will be
given to scientists in recognition of an outstanding paper
resulting from research done as a graduate student. The
nominee must be first author of the paper if there is more
than one author. Nominated papers
must be published in a peer-reviewed journal and be in the
area of aquatic ecology. The
nominee also must be a member in good standing of the ESA
Aquatic Section at the time of nomination.
Self-nominations and nominations by colleagues are
welcomed. Applications will be
reviewed by the Awards Committee appointed by the Officers of
the Aquatic Section. Candidates will be judged based upon the
paper's contribution to the field, including its originality,
study design, and impact. At the time of the nomination
deadline, the paper must be published and the nominee must be
a graduate student or have received the Ph.D. within two years
(see additional criteria above).
Nomination packets should include:
DEADLINE: June 1, 2014
Contribute: To make a contribution to the Thomas M. Frost Award Fund, send a check directly to ESA's business office (address below; clearly indicate on the check that is for the "Frost Fund") or make a contribution when you renew your ESA membership by checking "Frost Award" on the membership form under "Contributions" category.
The Ecological Society of America
1707 H St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 833-8773
Fax: (202) 833-8775
The Aquatic Ecology Section also makes an award for the best talk in aquatic ecology presented at the annual ESA meeting by a student in the Aquatic Section. The student must apply for the Section's award by sending an email with the subject line "Best Student Talk" to the section Secretary, Stuart Jones (sjones20 at nd dot edu) no later than June 1, 2014 stating that 1) they are a member of the section, and 2) that they are eligible for the Buell Award. (Note: the student need not have applied for the Buell Award - we will be carrying out the judging separately this year). The student also should include or attach a copy of his or her presentation abstract. Applications for the Best Student Talk Award are due June 1, 2014. The recipient will receive a $300 award from the Section.JUDGES NEEDED!!! We also are seeking volunteers to help judge the Best Student Talk Award. Judges will evalute oral presentations at the 2014 meeting. Please volunteer to serve as a judge (even if you can only judge one talk!) by July 1st by emailing our section secretary, Stuart Jones (sjones20 at nd dot edu).
The Aquatic Ecology Section gives a limited number of travel awards to students to offset expenses associated with attending the ESA Annual meeting. Student must be presenting a talk or poster. Travel awards are $300 and will be awarded on a lottery basis. Applications (abstract + letter of intent) should be submitted by email with the subject line "Travel Award_ApplicantLastName" to the Section Secretary, Stuart Jones, sjones20 at nd dot edu no later than June 1, 2014. Requests should be sent in a separate email from other correspondences.