Robert H. Gibbs, Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Systematic Ichthyology

Gibbs Award Announcement

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) solicits nominations for the Robert H. Gibbs Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Systematic Ichthyology. The prize is awarded for "an outstanding body of published work in systematic ichthyology" to a citizen of a Western Hemisphere nation who has not received the award previously. The award is offered annually and consists of a plaque and a cash award (approximately $2000). In 2017, the Society will present the award during the plenary session at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Austin,Texas during the 97th Meeting of the ASIH. Nominations may be made by any ichthyologist, including self-nominations, and should include the nominee's curriculum vitae and well as a cover letter from the nominator detailing the nominee's specific contributions to and impacts on systematic ichthyology. Up to three supporting letters may also be included in the nomination packet.

Nominations should be submitted by 1 March 2017 for the nominee to be eligible for the 2017 award. Nominations will be effective for three years.

Nominations for 2017 should be sent to: Dr. Carole Baldwin, Chair of the 2017 Gibbs Committee, baldwinc [at] si [dot] edu or to Secretary Prosanta Chakrabarty, ASIHsec [at] outlook [dot] com. Electronic submissions in PDF, DOC or DOCX format are required.

Past Recipients

  • 2016: Melanie Stiassny
  • 2015: Jeffrey Leis
  • 2014: Naercio A. Menezes
  • 2013: Lynne R. Parenti
  • 2012: Lance Grande
  • 2011: William Smith-Vaniz
  • 2010: John G. Lundberg
  • 2009: Leonard Compagno
  • 2008: Richard Vari
  • 2007: Gloria Arratia
  • 2006: Richard Winterbottom
  • 2005: Theodore W. Pietsch
  • 2004: Edward O. Wiley
  • 2003: G. David Johnson
  • 2002: Joseph S. Nelson
  • 2001: Lawrence M. Page
  • 2000: James C. Tyler
  • 1999: William N. Eschmeyer
  • 1998: Richard Robins
  • 1997: Daniel Cohen
  • 1996: William Gosline
  • 1995: Reeve M. Bailey
  • 1994: Robert R. Miller
  • 1993: Victor G. Springer
  • 1992: Gareth J. Nelson
  • 1991: Stanley H. Weitzman
  • 1990: John E. Randall
  • 1989: Bruce B. Collette
Eurycea lucifuga salamander
photo of a coiled Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
cleared and stained female salamanderfish
longear sunfish