2012 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award to James J. Elser, Arizona State University
The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award has been presented annually since 1982 to recognize excellence in any aspect of limnology or oceanography. The award is intended to symbolize the quality and innovations toward which the society strives and to remind its members of these goals. In lending his name to the award, Hutchinson asked that recipients be scientists who had made considerable contributions to knowledge, and whose future work promised a continuing legacy of scientific excellence. This award is given to mid-career scientists for work accomplished during the preceding five to 10 years.