ZSL Scientific Awards
ZSL recognises outstanding achievements in the field of zoological research and conservation through its annual presentation of awards and prizes.
The awards are presented annually and are relevant to all levels of achievement, from the Charles Darwin Award for best undergraduate thesis and the Thomas Henry Huxley Prize and Marsh Award for an exceptional PhD thesis to the Frink and Scientific Medals, which are awarded to professional scientists who have made outstanding and original contributions within a particular area of research.
The Marsh Awards for Conservation Biology and Marine and Freshwater Conservation recognise exceptional achievement in the science that underpins the conservation of animal species and habitats. The Thomson Reuters Zoological Record Award and ZSL’s Silver Medal are awarded for distinguished contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of zoology.
The winners for the ZSL Scientific Awards are:
Charles Darwin Award
Presented for the best zoological project by an undergraduate student attending a university in Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
Presented to: Jonathan Curruthers, University of Sheffield
The Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize
Presented for the best zoological doctoral thesis produced in Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
Presented to: Hannah Rowland, University of Liverpool
Awarded to research scientists with no more than 15 years post-doctoral experience for distinguished work in Zoology. This year we are awarding 2.
Presented to: Simon Hay, University of Oxford, and Loeske Kruuk, University of Edinburgh
The Silver Medal
Awarded for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of Zoology.
Presented to: Rosie Trevelyan
The Frink Award
Awarded annually to a professional zoologist for substantial and original contributions to the advancement of the science.
Presented to: Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum
The Marsh Award for Conservation Biology
Presented for contributions of fundamental science and its application to the conservation of animal species and habitats.
Presented to:Isabelle Côté, Simon Fraser University
The Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation
Presented for contributions of fundamental science and its application to conservation in marine and/or freshwater ecosystems.
Presented to: Nick Dulvy, Simon Fraser University
The Thomson/Zoological Record Award for the public communication of zoology
Presented to:Steve Jones for his book Coral: a pessimist in paradise
For further information, please contact the Secretary of the Awards Committee on 020 7449 6272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org