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Washington, DC--The American Institute of Biological Sciences will present this year's major awards at the annual gathering of the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations on May 23 in Washington, DC.

The awards are as follows:

  • Distinguished Scientist Award: Louis J. Gross, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Education Award: Judy Scotchmoor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Outstanding Service Award: John G. Hildebrand, University of Arizona
  • President's Citation Award: Mary E. Clutter, former assistant director, Biological Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • Past President's Award: Marvalee Wake, University of California, Berkeley
  • Broadcast Media Award: Daniel Grossman, Radio Netherlands and NPR Living on Earth
  • Print Media Award: Margaret Wertheim, LA Weekly
  • Print Media Honorable Mention: Michael Balter, Science

AIBS President Kent Holsinger and Executive Director Richard O'Grady said in a joint statement: "We are pleased to honor these talented and dedicated individuals. From a variety of backgrounds, they have all made significant positive contributions to the field of biology."

For more information on the AIBS annual awards, see http://www.aibs.org/about-aibs/awards.html. For more information on the 2006 awards ceremony, see http://www.aibs.org/council-news/.

Below are detailed biographies of the award winners:

Louis J. Gross will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award, presented annually to individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the biological sciences. Gross is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics and Director of The Institute for Environmental Modeling at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has led the effort to develop an across trophic level modeling framewor
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Contact: Erin Heath
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American Institute of Biological Sciences
17-May-2006


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