Emanuel D. Rudolph Award
Historical Section Best Student Presentation
Each year the Historical Section of the Botanical
Society will offer an award for the best student presentation
of a historical nature at the annual meetings. A judging committee
evaluates each student presentation and selects a winner based
on the quality of the work and the presentation. The recipient
of the award receives a certificate, a cash award, and is a guest
of the Section at the BSA banquet.
2012 - Kathryn LeCroy, Birmingham Southern College - Advisor, Clare Emily Clifford, for her presentation: “Botanical Literature in 19th-century United States Gift Books and Annuals.”
2011 - Nuala Caomhanach, University of Missouri, Advisor, Kim Kleinman, for her presentation: “Thomas Nuttall and 19th Century Botany: The St. Louis Connection.”
2010 - Philip Marshall, Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, for his presentation: “Pinus strobus L. and the historical utilization and management of southern New England forests, 1600-1938.”
2009 - Mauricio Bonifacino, Universidad De La República, Montevideo, Uruguay
for his poster: “Cassini the 5th, Master of Compositae: insight into his life and work.”Co-authors: Harold Robinson, Vicki A. Funk, Walter Lack, Gerhard Wagenitz, Christian Feuillet and Nicholas Hind.
- Sarah Kelsey, Rutgers University
for her poster: “The
Establishment and Persistence of Plants Introduced to New Jersey
by Solid Ballast on Ships.” Co-authors were Sasha
Eisenman and Lena Struwe.
This award was established in 2007 to highlight excellence in
the area of historical presentations at the Botanical Society
of America meetings. It is given to the student or students presenting
historical papers in any section or symposium. The first award
goes to Witt Taylor of Arizona State University
and S. Y. Smith of the Royal Holloway University
of London for the arrangement of the "A
Symposium in Honor of Sherwin Carlquist".