Award Presentations, 28 January 2009

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Ruth Patrick Award
In 1998, the Board initiated the Ruth Patrick Award, to honor outstanding research by a scientist in the application of basic aquatic science principles to the identification, analysis and/or solution of important environmental problems. In 2009, the award is given to Richard Batterbee, For outstanding contributions to the reconstruction of environmental changes from biological and chemical records in lake sediments, information and techniques that are now in common use in assessing the environmental status of lakes, and have become critical tools for lake managers and policy makers.