The Elliott Coues Award recognizes outstanding and innovative contributions to ornithological research regardless of the geographic location of the work. The AOU established this award in honor of Elliott Coues, a pioneering ornithologist of the western United States and a founding member of the American Ornithologists' Union. The award consists of a medal and an … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 Elliot Coues Award Winner – Dr. Kevin J. McGraw
The Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, established in 2005, recognizes extraordinary scientific contributions to the conservation, restoration, or preservation of birds and/or their habitats by an individual or small team. The award honors Ralph Schreiber, a prominent figure in the American Ornithologists' Union known for his enthusiasm, energy and dedication to research and conservation. The … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award Winner – Dr. Daniel Roby
The Loye and Alden Miller Research Award is given for lifetime achievement in ornithological research. Loye Holmes Miller and his son, Alden, left a remarkable legacy to the field of ornithology and to the American Ornithological Society. Together they sponsored 30 PhD students, 28 in avian biology, and their students in turn trained a total … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 Loye and Alden Miller Research Award Winner – Dr. Carol Vleck
The Marion Jenkinson Service Award is given to an individual who has performed continued extensive service to the AOS, including holding elected offices but emphasizing volunteered contributions and committee participation. The award honors Marion Jenkinson Mengel, who served the AOU as Treasurer and in other capacities for many years. Past recipients who are at this meeting … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 Marion Jenkinson Service Award Winner – Dr. Erica Dunn
The AOS proudly recognizes the students receiving honors for the best oral presentations given at the 135th stated meeting of American Ornithology in East Lansing, Michigan. These awards are not ranked, but honor excellence in presenting original, significant science that advances our understanding of birds and their conservation. The 2017 awardees (listed in alphabetical order based on last names for categories with … Continue reading Congratulations 2017 AOS Student Presentation Award Winners!