Biogeography Specialty Group Award Recipients
James J. Parsons Distinguished Career Award
The Parsons Award, named in honor of long-time University of California-Berkeley professor James J. Parsons, was created in 1998 to recognize outstanding lifetime achievements in the field of biogeography.  Criteria used to assess a candidate’s merit for this award include a distinguished research career, remarkable dedication to the development of undergraduate and graduate students in biogeography, and outstanding service to the discipline.
 
2018
Henry Grissino-Mayer
University of Tennessee
 
2017
David Butler
Texas State University - San Marcos
 
2015
Glen MacDonald
University of Southern California
 
 2014
Sally Horn
University of Tennessee
 
 2011
Al Parker
University of Georgia
 
 2009
William Baker
University Wyoming
 
 2005
Thomas Veblen
University of Colorado - Boulder
 
 2004
George Malanson
University of Iowa
 
 2002
Martin Kellman
York University
 
 2001
Julian Szeicz
Queen's University of Ontario
 
 2000
Tom Vale
University of Wisconsin - Madison 
 
1998
Clarissa Kimber
Texas A&M University