Some of the brightest minds in conservation science were recognised on 11 June 2019 as ZSL hosted its prestigious annual awards ceremony.
ZSL’s scientific awards, established in 1837, recognise outstanding contributions to zoological research and conservation, rewarding individuals whose pioneering work helps us better understand and conserve animals and their habitats worldwide.
The ZSL Honorary Fellowship, awarded to the Rt Hon the Lord Swraj Paul.
The Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize is awarded to an A-Level or Higher student for an outstanding biology project. Awarded to Mhairi McCann, of St Columba’s High School, for her project on the impact of novel agrochemicals on the activity of the marine intertidal amphipod Echinogammarus marinus.
The Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize is awarded for the best zoological project by an undergraduate student. Awarded to Katherine Assersohn, University of Sheffield, for her project ‘Inbreeding and prenatal maternal investment have no detectable influence on sperm numbers in Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)’.
The Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize is presented for the best PhD thesis. Awarded to Erasmus Zu Ermgassen, University of Cambridge, for his thesis ‘Strategies for sustainable livestock production in Brazil and the European Community’.
The Scientific Medal is awarded to scientists with up to 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in zoology. Awarded to Robert Ewers, Imperial College London.
The Scientific Medal is awarded to scientists with up to 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in zoology. Awarded to Katie Hampson, University of Glasgow.
The Scientific Medal is awarded to scientists with up to 15 years postdoctoral experience for distinguished work in zoology. Awarded to Steve Simpson, University of Exeter.
The Silver Medal, for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of science. Awarded to James Barnett.
The Frink Award, the Society’s highest award for zoologists, presented to John McNamara, University of Bristol.
The Marsh Award for Conservation Biology, awarded to Steffen Oppel, RSPB.
The Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation, awarded to Annette Broderick, University of Exeter.
The Clarivate Analytics Award for Communicating Zoology is awarded for a book or film of a zoological nature that has an outstanding impact on a general audience. Awarded to Erica McAlister for her book The Secret Life of Flies.
The ZSL Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Zoo Community, awarded to Jemima Parry-Jones, Director of the International Centre for Birds of Prey.
We are grateful to our sponsors, the Marsh Christian Trust and Clarivate Analytics, for their generous support of ZSL’s awards programme.