Chair: Dave Porinchu
University of Georgia
Department of Geography
Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Award for Lifetime Achievement in Paleoenvironmental Change
The Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Award for Lifetime Achievement in Paleoenvironmental Change was implemented in 2017 as the premiere award of the AAG Paleoenvironmental Change Specialty Group (PEC). Karl Butzer was a preeminent human-environment scientist and pioneer of geoarchaeology. Elisabeth Butzer is a renowned scholar of historical ecology using archival sources. This award honors the work of scholars who, like Karl and Elisabeth, dedicate their lives to exploring and elucidating paleoenvironmental change.
Nominations for the Karl and Elisabeth Butzer Award for Lifetime Achievement require two or more letters of support from members of PEC. Letters should address the research and other contributions to paleoenvironmental change research made by the nominee over his or her career. Nominations from past years are eligible for resubmission.
Ellen Mosley Thompson Award for Best Publication in Paleoenvironmental Change
The award is named after Dr. Ellen Mosley Thompson, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geography (Atmospheric Science Program) and a Senior Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University. This award recognizes her important contributions to the paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate community during her long, distinguished career.
Persons wishing to nominate a recent (within the last two years) publication for the Ellen Mosley-Thompson award should send by email a letter describing the importance of the publication, along with a copy or link to the publication, to the members of the Honors committee. A single letter of nomination is sufficient for the publication award, and self-nominations are accepted.
For more information, contact the specialty group chair.