Award Winner: Patricia Parker

Every year AOU and COS present professional awards to honor members for their service and contributions to science.  Today we’re featuring the 2016 winner of AOU’s prestigious Brewster Award.

Patty ParkerDr. Patricia Parker of the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo won the William Brewster Award, bestowed each year to the author or co-authors of an exceptional body of work on birds of the Western Hemisphere.

The last two decades of Dr. Parker’s forty-year research career have focused on the evolution, diseases, and conservation of the birds of the Galápagos Islands. She has made enormous contributions to ornithology through the development of creative new applications of DNA analysis while producing more than 180 publications and training and inspiring a broad array of students and professionals early in their career.

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