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 cash prize.
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 for
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
In some years, 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 competition is coordinated with the Buell Award (awarded by the Society), so applicants must be eligible for (and signed up for) the Buell Award. The officers of the Aquatic Section will serve as the awards committee. They will use the Buell evaluations as the basis for their decision. The recipient will receive a $300 award from the Section.
The deadline to apply for the Buell Award is March 1, 2014.
Everyone in the section is strongly encouraged to volunteer as a judge for the Buell-Braun competitions. Because our section will be using the evaluations conducted by the Buell judges, it's imperative that the Section provides additional judges. In the past, ESA has had a hard time obtaining sufficient numbers of judges for the aquatic talks. If we cannot increase the participation of our members, we will be unable to continue to offer the Section award, so please sign up. Please contact the Chair of the Buell-Braun Committee if you are interested in being a judge for the Buell-Braun competition.
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.