AMQUA’s Distinguished Career Award recognizes a senior scientist who has contributed significantly and continuously to the advancement of Quaternary science in any discipline. This highest award bestowed by AMQUA honors someone with a decades-long commitment to and positive impact within Quaternary science, and who has worked on North American Quaternary issues for a substantial part of their career.
Nominations: Each nomination package should include the nominee’s up-to-date CV (no page limit) and at least one letter of nomination summarizing the nominee’s major career contributions and qualifications for the Distinguished Career Award. The letter should describe the candidate’s scientific and other contributions in the Quaternary sciences and their impact on the discipline. Up to two additional supporting letters may be included in a package. All letters are two pages maximum, and letter(s) may have more than one signee. Self-nominations are not permitted. The nominee must be alive at the time of nomination but does not need to be a member of AMQUA. All nominees are retained as candidates for three years (two award cycles). Recipients are announced prior to and recognized at AMQUA meetings.
Please keep the highest standards for both excellence and diversity in mind, as you consider nominating fellow scientists. AMQUA seeks to honor exceptional scientists who represent the full diversity of our profession. Common and well-documented biases are known to lead to discounting of accomplishments by underrepresented groups, such as people of color and women, which have historically received research-focused society awards in proportions far lower than their representation in scientific fields. AMQUA is determined to do better going forward, and we seek your help in recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of all Quaternary scientists.
List of recipients:
|2020||Julio Betancourt||2019||Vera Markgraf|
|2018||Giff Miller||2017||Cathy Whitlock|
|2016||Patrick Bartlein||2015||Eric Grimm|
|2014||Ernest L. Lundelius||2013||Paul Colinvaux|
|2012||William Ruddiman||2011||Kenneth Pierce|
|2010||George Frison||2009||Peter Birkeland|
|2008||William A. Watts||2007||W. Raymond Wood|
|2006||Thompson Webb III||2005||Richard Baker|
|2004||Stephen C. Porter||2003||John E. Kutzbach|
|2002||C. Vance Haynes, Jr.||2001||Margaret Bryan Davis|
|2000||Minze Stuiver||1999||Paul Martin|
|1998||John Andrews||1997||David Hopkins|
|1996||Herbert E. Wright, Jr.|
2017 AMQUA Distinguished Award
2018 AMQUA Distinguished Award