Award Nominations

ASLO awards provide opportunities to recognize outstanding individual performance and to highlight accomplishments of the aquatic science research community. Please take the time to nominate your colleagues for these awards. Award nominations can be submitted year-round, but must be received by 15 October to be considered in the fall evaluation. If your nomination is not received in time, it will be considered for the following year. Awards may be submitted via the online forms below. Full descriptions of awards and nomination requirements are available here.

ASLO also offers two awards to students: Student Travel Awards, and Student Poster Awards. For more information, click here.

Nominations for ASLO awards can be made by any ASLO member, except co-authors of papers (Lindeman, Martin awards), ASLO Board members, or members of any award committee. Similarly, current ALSO Board members and award committee members may not provide supporting information for any nomination. As of 2013, candidates for ASLO awards are not required to be active members of ASLO.

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Raymond L. Lindeman Award

Background
This annual award recognizes an outstanding paper dealing with the aquatic sciences. Nominated papers must be written in English by an author who is no older than 35 years during the publication year. The paper must be published in a peer-reviewed journal two years before the award year (e.g., 2013 award will be presented for work published in 2011). The nominee must be first author if there is more than one author.
Nominations Package
Nominations should include a copy of the paper and a brief letter of less than 500 words describing the impact of the paper on the field. Nominations may be made by any ASLO member, with the exception of the authors, or members of ASLO Executive, Board, or Award Committees. Please enter the nomination letter and provide an electronic copy of the paper via the nominations form.
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G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award

Background
Emphasis in selection will be given to mid-career scientists for work accomplished during the preceding 5-10 years, in any aspect of limnology or oceanography. Preference will be given to candidates within 25 years of the receipt of their most advanced degree. Exceptional cases may be considered.
Nominations Package
Each nomination must be supported by a letter (not to exceed two pages) on qualifications. Ideally this letter should include statements that would form the basis of the citation and the presentation speech at the ASLO meeting. The nomination package may also include a list of important publications and other pertinent information, but in total this package shall be no more than 3 pages. The nomination should also be supported by 3 letters of endorsement of no more than 1 page each. These letters should indicate the breadth of support for the nominees and the perspectives of different individuals to clearly indicate the breadth of contributions of the nominee. In the form below, please provide the names and email addresses of individuals who have agreed to provide such letters.
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A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award

Background
The Alfred C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award was first presented in 1994 to recognize and honor major, long-term achievements in the fields of limnology and oceanography, including research, education and service to the community and society. Emphasis in selection is given to established aquatic scientists whose work is recognized for its importance and long-term influence. Candidates should have more than 25 years experience beyond the date of their most advanced degree.
Nominations Package
Each nomination must be supported by a letter (not to exceed two pages) on qualifications. Ideally this letter should include statements that would form the basis of the citation and the presentation speech at the ASLO meeting. The nomination package may also include a list of important publications and other pertinent information, but in total this package shall be no more than 3 pages. The nomination should also be supported by 3 letters of endorsement of no more than 1 page each. These letters should indicate the breadth of support for the nominees and the perspectives of different individuals to clearly indicate the breadth of contributions of the nominee. In the form below, please provide the names and email addresses of individuals who have agreed to provide such letters.
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John Martin Award

Background
The John Martin Award, established in 2005, recognizes a paper in aquatic sciences that is judged to have had a high impact on subsequent research in the field. The model for such a paper is Martin et al (1991), which laid out the case for iron limitation of phytoplankton productivity in the ocean. This award will be given to at most one paper per year. Unlike the Lindeman Award, which recognizes very recent papers (within 2 years) by young investigators, the Martin Award is for papers at least 10 years old.

Martin, JH, RM Gordon, and SE Fitzwater. 1991. The case for iron. Limnol. Oceanogr. 36:1793-1802

A nominated paper must be at least 10, but no more than 30 years old. It must be published in English and can be from any area of aquatic sciences. The spirit of the award is such that papers leading to fundamental shifts in research focus or interpretation of a large body of previous observations will be favored. In general, summarizing reviews and methods papers will not be favored.
Nominations Package
Nominations must include a copy of the paper and a short description (<500 words) of its impact. The latter may include a citation analysis, but this is not required. Nominations may be made by any ASLO member, with the exception of the authors, or members of ASLO Executive, Board, or Award Committees.
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Ruth Patrick Award

Background
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. Emphasis on selection is given to aquatic scientists who have made either sustained contributions or a single, but critical contribution towards solving an environmental problem.
Nominations Package
Each nomination must be supported by a letter (not to exceed two pages) on qualifications. Ideally this letter should include statements that would form the basis of the citation and the presentation speech at the ASLO meeting. The nomination package may also include a list of important publications and other pertinent information, but in total this package shall be no more than 3 pages. The nomination should also be supported by 3 letters of endorsement of no more than 1 page each. These letters should indicate the breadth of support for the nominees and the perspectives of different individuals to clearly indicate the breadth of contributions of the nominee. In the form below, please provide the names and email addresses of individuals who have agreed to provide such letters.
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Ramon Margalef Excellence in Education Award

Background
In 2008, the Board initiated a new annual award for Excellence in Education to recognize excellence in teaching and mentoring in the fields of limnology and oceanography. This award is targeted toward ASLO members at any stage in their careers and will be presented to the ASLO member who best exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in education. Emphasis in selection will be given for work done in the preceding 5-10 years.
Nominations Package
Each nomination must be supported by a letter (not to exceed two pages) describing the qualifications of the nominee. This letter should outline the aspects of the nominee's educational contributions that best demonstrate adherence to the highest standards of excellence in education at any level (undergraduate, graduate, collegial, or public). Nominations should also describe and present metrics used to demonstrate the impact of the nominee's contributions. These should surpass simple student evaluations or numbers of persons served but should show how the nominee's pedagogical work has led to broader and deeper understanding of limnology or oceanography by students, colleagues, or others. Ideally the nomination letter should include statements that would form the basis of the citation and the presentation speech at the ASLO meeting. The nomination should be supported by 3 letters of endorsement of no more than 1 page each. The supporting letters should indicate the breadth of support for the nominees and the perspectives of different individuals to clearly indicate the contributions of the nominees in all their areas of expertise. In the form below, please provide the names and email addresses of individuals who have agreed to provide such letters.
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Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award

Background
In 2012, the Board initiated a new annual award in honor of early career scientists. The Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award honors an aquatic scientist within 12 years of the completion of their terminal degree, for outstanding and balanced contributions to research, science training, and broader societal issues such as resource management, conservation, policy, public education, and scientific service.
Nominations Package
Each nomination must be supported by a letter (not to exceed two pages) on qualifications. Ideally this letter should include statements that would form the basis of the citation and the presentation speech at the ASLO meeting. The nomination package may also include a list of important publications and other pertinent information, but in total this package shall be no more than 3 pages. In addition, the nomination package may include a statement that provides information on personal events that have influenced EC career achievements. These may include time required to have a family, deal with personal or family illness, do charity work, or be involved in political action. The nomination should also be supported by 3 letters of endorsement of no more than 1 page each. These letters should indicate the breadth of support for the nominees and the perspectives of different individuals to clearly indicate the breadth of contributions of the nominee. In the form below, please provide the names and email addresses of individuals who have agreed to provide such letters.