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 2017 or 2018 to be eligible for this year’s award. Recent recipients include Douglas Rasher, Marcelo Ardón, Jennifer Gremer, and Jennifer Williams. See instructions at the top of the page for how to prepare nomination, with further queries directed to Meghan Duffy, Chair, George Mercer Award Subcommittee firstname.lastname@example.org.