Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Nominations

Dear Colleague,

The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for recognizing outstanding contributions in the fields of environmental science, environmental protection, energy and environmental health.

Since its inception we have honored fifty-nine individuals and four corporations with the Tyler Prize and through their work, the Tyler Laureates have focused worldwide attention on environmental problems by their discoveries and the solutions that have resulted from these discoveries. The award consists of a gold medallion and a US $200,000.00 cash prize.

The 2008 Tyler Prize was awarded to Professor Harold A. Mooney, Stanford University and Professor James N. Galloway, University of Virginia for their contributions to earth system science through their research on local and global biogeochemical processes as modified by human impact, and alerting the international community to the environmental consequences of these modifications.

The Tyler Prize Committee would like to extend an invitation to you to submit a nomination for the 2009 Tyler Prize. The requirements for nominations can be found on our website at: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/tylerprize/nominate.html.

The deadline for this year’s nomination process is September 15, 2008. The recipients of the 2009 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement will be announced in April 2009.

For more information on the Tyler Prize please visit our web site at:


In the meantime, if you would like to receive nomination materials or suggest a potential candidate, please contact the Tyler Prize office at 213-740-9760 or ude.csunull@zrprelyt or contact me directly at ude.csunull@yaugud .

Thank you very much for giving this letter your careful consideration.


Linda E. Duguay, Ph.D.
Executive Director