Works recognized by this award of excellence are scientific writing characterized by originality of research or thought and a high scholastic standard in the manner of presentation. Publications reviewed will be research or management oriented. Candidate materials are found in the entire scientific literature of wildlife biology and management, primarily technical journal articles, monographs, bulletins, books, and edited works. Diverse subject disciplines are eligible for consideration. However, the Committee will not consider fishery publications, since these are the prerogative of the American Fisheries Society.
Awards are given in the following categories: book, edited book, article/journal paper, monograph.
For 2020, works published in 2017, 2018, and 2019 are eligible.
As commonly used, the term “wildlife” applies principally to vertebrate animals. Members of the Society are strongly oriented to the values of wildlife to people. Hence we are concerned with management and maintenance of wildlife populations within the natural environment. Committees will be interested in, but not limited to, works applying to problems of husbandry and conservation.
Ordinarily, purely taxonomic, anatomical, physiological, and similar treatments do not qualify. However, a Committee may decide, for example, that a paper on the effects of radioactive fallout on hummingbirds is within its purview. This would be most likely if such a publication helped to explain basic phenomena common to many species of wildlife.
Works recognized by this award of excellence are scientific writing characterized by originality of research or thought and a high scholastic standard in the manner of presentation. Publications reviewed will be research or management oriented. This would not ordinarily encompass text books, compilations, bulletins, or purely popular writings. These, in addition to outstanding philosophical or interpretive contributions, should be reviewed and appraised triennially by the Conservation Education Award Committee.
Multiple-authored works are eligible on the same basis as single or dual authorships. All candidate works must be published in a standard outlet or format that makes them generally and permanently available or recoverable in the scientific literature of the world. Mimeographed or processed materials or unpublished theses do not qualify as publications for purposes of this award.
For the journal category award, only a discrete individual paper is eligible. A series of papers or companion articles are not eligible for the journal award.
To submit a nomination, send a cover letter explaining why the work deserves an award along with a copy of the publication to each Committee member by MARCH 1, 2020.
Authors are encouraged to contact their publishers who usually are willing to provide books for nomination.
Nomination letters and a copy of each nominated publication (book, edited book, article/journal paper, or monograph) should be sent to the following Committee members. Electronic (pdf) copies of article/journal paper and monograph nominations are preferred and should be sent via email to the Committee Chair.
Rick Spaulding, Chair
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