close-up of a tree frog, Hyla cinera, photo by JD Willson

Fitch Award

Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology

The Fitch Award is presented at the plenary session held in conjunction with the annual JMIH and includes a cash prize and certificate.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be submitted by 1 March for the nominee to be eligible for that year’s award. These nominations will be effective for three years. The nomination should be e-mailed to the Chair of the 2018 Fitch Award Committee, Dr. Robert Espinoza (robert.e.espinoza@csun.edu).

Past Winners

  • 2018: James P. Collins
  • 2017: Henry Mushinsky
  • 2016: George Zug
  • 2015: Patrick T. Gregory
  • 2014: Marvalee H. Wake
  • 2013: Roy W. McDiarmid
  • 2012: Jonathan A. Campbell
  • 2011: Raymond D. Semlitsch
  • 2010: Thomas W. Schoener
  • 2009: R. Bruce Bury
  • 2008: Stevan Arnold
  • 2007: Edmund D. Brodie, Jr.
  • 2006: J. Whitfield Gibbons
  • 2005: Margaret M. Stewart
  • 2004: Harry W. Greene
  • 2003: Richard Shine
  • 2002: Robert F. Inger
  • 2000: Jay M. Savage
  • 1999: David B. Wake
  • 1998: A. Stanley Rand