Prestigious awards honour the stars of conservation science

Some of the brightest minds in conservation science were recognised on 11 June 2019 as ZSL hosted its prestigious annual awards ceremony. 

Group photo of the 10 award winners with ZSL President, Sir John Beddington

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. 

 

Sir John Beddington and Lord Swraj Paul

The ZSL Honorary Fellowship, awarded to the Rt Hon the Lord Swraj Paul.

 

Photo of Mhairi McCann holding up her award, outside the ZSL main building.

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.

 

Photo of Sir John Beddington and Peter Titley presenting award to Katherine Assersohn

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)’.

 

Headshot photo of Erasmus Zu Ermgassen

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’. 

 

Photograph of Sir John Beddington with Robert Ewers holding his award

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. 

 

Headshot photo of Katie Hampson

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.

 

Photograph of Steve Simpson holding up his award, outside ZSL main building

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.

 

Photograph of Sir John Beddington with James Barnett holding his award

The Silver Medal, for contributions to the understanding and appreciation of science.  Awarded to James Barnett

 

Photo of Sir John Beddington with John McNamara and his award.

The Frink Award, the Society’s highest award for zoologists, presented to John McNamara, University of Bristol.

 

Photograph of Sir John Beddington and Peter Titley with award winner Steffen Oppel.

The Marsh Award for Conservation Biology, awarded to Steffen Oppel, RSPB.

 

Photo of Sir John Beddington and Peter Titley with Annette Broderick holding her award.

The Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation, awarded to Annette Broderick, University of Exeter. 

 

Photo of Sir John Beddington and Nigel Robinson with Erica McAlister holding her award.

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.

 

Photo of Sir John Beddington presenting Jemima Parry-Jones with her award.

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.

 

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