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SCB Service Awards

J. Michael Scott presents Jeremy Jackson with the LaRoe Award in 2007Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award

The Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award is given annually to an individual who has been a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service.

Distinguished Service Awards

The Society for Conservation Biology presents up to five awards for distinguished service in the field of conservation biology to outstanding individuals, groups, or institutions whose work has furthered the mission of SCB.

Early Career Conservationist Awards

Early Career Conservationist Awards for achievement by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school). SCB does not apply an age criteria in order to enable eligibility for individuals who might have come to conservation as a second career.


The SCB Awards Committee is accepting nominations now through 1 December 2013 for the 2013 SCB Service Awards. To nominate an individual or institution for an award, complete and return the awards nomination form (to include a two letters of support) to your Section's representative on the SCB Awards Committee (info below).
If you or the person you are nominating does not belong to a Section or if the Section does not have a representative on the Awards Committee (North America), submit your nomination packet to Awards Committee Chair Carolyn Lundquist.
Do not submit letters of support as separate documents. The awards nomination form includes space to insert up to three letters of support (two are required).   
SCB Awards Committee 
Carolyn Lundquist Chair
Stephen M. Awoyemi Africa Representative
Christie Lam Asia Representative
Vanessa Adams Oceania Representative
Anthony Giordano Latin America and Caribbean Representative
Javier Bustamante Díaz  Europe Representative
Leslie Cornick Marine Representative
Andy Holdsworth North America Representative