George Mercer Award

The Mercer Award is given for an outstanding ecological research paper published by a younger researcher (the lead author must be 40 years of age or younger at the time of publication). If the award is given for a paper with multiple authors, all authors will receive a plaque, and those 40 years of age or younger at the time of publication will share the monetary prize. Nomination letters should include the birth date(s) of the eligible author(s) and explain the novelty and importance of the paper. The paper must have been published in 2015 or 2016 to be eligible for this year’s award. Recent recipients include Tracy Langkilde, Carla Staver and Sally Archibald, Pieter Johnson and Jason Hoverman, and Douglas Rasher. For more information about the award, please contact Meghan Duffy, Chair (2016-2018), Mercer Award Subcommittee (E-mail: