The Henry Allan Gleason Award
The Henry Allan Gleason Award - This award is given
annually by the New York Botanical Garden in recognition of an outstanding recent
publication in the field of plant taxonomy, plant ecology, or plant geography.
2006 - Dr. Michael G. Simpson is the Gleason Award recipient for
2006 for his book, Plant Systematics, published by Elsevier Academic Press.
This publication, many years in the making, represents a masterly treatment
of vascular plant groups and the principles of plant systematics as well as
incorporating the latest concepts in phulogenetics and methodologies. It is
erudite and most importantly - user friendly, especially students. This text
will serve as the standard for many years to come.
2000 - Dr. Simon Mayo, Dr. Josef Bogner, and Dr. Peter Boyce
For their book, The Genera of Araceae, published by
the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This publication represents THE BOOK on Aroids
in covering all aspects of aroid biology, including cultivation, conservation,
the fossil record and plant pathology as well as superb germane illustrations.
It serves as a model for how monographic works can interface with all botanical
1999 - Dr. Carol C. Baskin and Dr. Jerry M. Baskin
For their book, Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy
and Germination, published by Academic Press. This excellent book
represents the work of two lifetimes of outstanding and innovative study of
seed biology through an interactive approach of fieldwork combined with laboratory
1991 - Paul A. Keddy
For his book COMPETITION, published by Chapman and
Hall in 1990.
1990 - Dr. Tod Stuessy,
Ohio State University
For his book, Plant Taxonomy: The Systematic Evaluation of Comparative
Data. This book will immediately take its place as the successor
to the well-known Davis and Heywood text of 1963, Principles of Angiosperm
Taxonomy. It provides a thorough, balanced approach, the first half on
principles, the second on the data. Users will welcome the careful exposition
of different points of view.