Bibliography of American Paleobotany.
Officers and Bylaws
ISABEL COOKSON PALEOBOTANICAL AWARD
At the 1970 business meeting of the Paleobotanical Section
of the Botanical Society of America the section established a prize
for the best paper presented at the Section contributed paper sessions.
The intent of the prize was to recognize an outstanding contribution
by either a student or a recent Ph.D. If no outstanding paper was
given at a meeting, the prize would not be given that year. The prize
was named THE PALEOBOTANICAL AWARD, and the `name of the recipient
was to be announced at the Section business meeting. The award was
to be accompanied by a $100 check from the Botanical Society and by
a Botanical Society Banquet ticket. The official announcement of the
award and the check were to be presented at the Bot. Soc. banquet.
As of 1976, the prize was renamed THE ISABEL COOKSON PALEOBOTANICAL
AWARD. As of 1985, poster presentations were also to be eligible for
the prize (but see below).
At the 1985 Section business meeting, the amount of the award was increased
to $300, and criteria for eligibility were clarified and revised. Eligibility
is to be limited to current students and those who recently have received
their Ph.D. (that is, the work presented in the talk represented their
student work). Also, only abstracted papers are to be considered (i.e.,
poster presentations and informal presentations are not included).
Presentation of Prize
The prize is to be judged by a committee of three members appointed by
the Chair of the Section. The prize does not have to be given every year.
The Section also buys a B.S.A. banquet ticket for the winner where the
prize will be presented.
RECIPIENTS OF THE ISABEL COOKSON PALEOBOTANICAL AWARD
2014 Kelly Matsunaga of Humboldt State University, Advisor, Dr. Alexandru Tomescu, is the 2014 award recipient for the paper entitled, “A whole plant concept for an Early Devonian (Lochovian-Pragian) lycophyte from the Beartooth Butte Formation (Wyoming)" Co-author: Alexandru Tomescu
2013 Dori Contreras from the University of California-Berkeley, is the 2013 award recipient for the paper entitled, “New data on the structure and phylogenetic position of an extinct Cretaceous redwood" Co-authors: Garland Upchurch and Greg Mack
2012 Ashley Klymiuk of University of Kansas, Advisor, Dr. Thomas Taylor, is the 2012 award recipient for the paper entitled, “Anamorphic fungi from the Princeton Chert: new insights into paleomicrobial diversity" Co-authors:Thomas Taylor and Michael Krings
2011 Jeffrey Benca of the University of Washington, Advisor, Dr. Caroline Stromberg, “Morphological variation in the panglobal Devonian lycopsid genus Leclercqia: A new species from Washington state" Co-authors:
Caroline Stromberg and Maureen Carlisle.
2010 Andrew Leslie, University of Chicago, “Exploring the Role of Pollen Flotation in the Reproductive Biology of Ancient Gymnosperms"
2008 Cyrille Prestianni, Universite de Liege, Géologie “"Xenotheca” and Pseudosporogonites: two Belgian acupulate seeds?.” Co-authors were Jason Hilton and Philippe Gerrienne.
2007 Heather Sanders, Ohio University "Upside
down auxin suggests the evolutionary origin of isoetalean rhizomorphs"
Her co-authors were Gar W. Rothwell and Sarah
2006 Selena Y. Smith,
University of Alberta “Fossil perianthless Piperales: a saururaceous inflorescence and flowers with in situ pollen from the Princeton Chert.”
Co-author was Ruth A. Stockey.
2005 Stefan A. Little,
University of Alberta “A
Morphogenetic study of submerged roots and a new type of aquatic bark system
(rhytidome) in Decadon allenbyensis from the Middle Eocene Princeton Chert.”
Co-author was Ruth A. Stockey.
2004 Caroline Strömberg,
Swedish Museum of Natural History “From subtropical forests to savanna: phytolith evidence concerning Tertiary vegetation change and grass evolution in the North American interior.”
2003 Michael Dunn, (Ohio University) “The Fayetteville Flora
of Arkansas, USA: An Upper Mississippian plant fossil assemblage with
permineralized and compression remains.”
2002 Marcela Martínez-Millán: (Universidad Autonoma
de Mexico Nacional) "Leaf architecture of Anacardiaceae, phylogeny
2001 Aude Sori, (Unversite Montpellier) "Development and architecture
of a Gondwanan representative of the late Devonian genus Pietzschia
2000 Michael G. Riley, (University of Alberta, Edmonton): "A
new aquatic angiosperm with a floating rosette of leaves from the
St. Mary River Formation of southern Alberta"
1999 No award given (Boc Soc met jointly with IBC in St Louis).
1998 Trevor Lantz University of Alberta, Edmonton "A permineralized
tree fern from the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) of northern California"
1998 Jennifer Cordi Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. "Devonian
vascular plant groups and the inference of macroevolutionary pattern
and process: A phylogenetic comparative approach to the analysis
of trends in early vascular plant evolution."
1997 Sandra J. Borgardt (Arizona State University). "Fruit
development in fossil and living Quercus (Fagaceae) and
its taxonomic value."
1996 None given (Bot Soc was in Seattle; same year as IOP in Santa
1995 Georgia L. Hoffman (University of Alberta). "A Spirodella-like
plant from the Paleocene Joffre Bridge locality."
1994 Sharon D. Klavins (Southern Illinois University). "The
frond of Laceya hibernica (Lyginopteridales) from the
Uppermost Devonian of Ireland."
1993 Brian J. Axsmith (Ohio State University). "A reconsideration
of the conifer cone Glyptolepis."
1992 No award given. (Bot Soc was in Honolulu, same year as IBC
1991 Susanna Puebla-Magallón (Universidad Autonoma de Mexico
Nacional). The mixed Permian flora from south- central Mexico.
1991 Ben A. Lepage (University of Saskatchewan). "The evolutionary
and biogeographic history of Pseudolarix."
1990 Patrick S. Herendeen (Indiana University). "Fossil history
of the Leguminosae from the Eocene of southeastern North America."
1989 Debra A. Willard (University of Illinois). "Phylogenetic
analysis of lepidodendrid Iycopods and ecological influences
on their evolution."
1988 Kirk R. Johnson (Yale University). "Megafloral biostratigraphy
for the late Cretaceous and early Paleocene of the northern Great
Plains, Montana and North Dakota."
1987 Wilson A. Taylor (Ohio State University). "Evolutionary
and developmental significance of megaspore wall ultrastructure."
1986 David C. Wight (Ohio University [Ph.D., University of Michigan]).
"Primary vascular architecture of aneurophytalean progymnosperms
and its bearing on the evolutionary relationships of the group."
1985 Warren L. Kovach (Indiana University). "A Cretaceous megaspore
flora from the Dakota Formation of Kansas."
1984 Jon J. Hamer (Ohio University). "A small Medullosa from
the Appalachian Basin."
1983 Michael A. Cichan (Ohio State University). "The vascular
cambium in Carboniferous plants Arthropitys communis."
1982 Michael Zavada (University of Connecticut). "Gymnosperm-angiosperm
pollen wall homologies and their bearing on early angiosperm
1981 Steven R. Manchester (Indiana University). "Fossil
fruits and the history of the walnut family."
1980 Sara P. Stubblefield (Ohio University). "Embryogeny of
an Upper Carboniferous Iycopod."
1979 William A. DiMichele (University of Illinois). "Distribution
and evolution of Lepidodendron and Lepidophloios
in Upper Carboniferous Coal Swamps."
1978 Edith L. Smoot (Ohio State University). "The phloem in
the Lower Pennsylvanian fern Etapteris."
1977 David F. Brauer (State University of New York, Binghamton).
"Barinophyton citrulliforme Arnold from the Famennian
1976 Elisabeth A. Wheeler (Harvard University). "Some fossil
dicotyledonous woods of Yellowstone National Park".
1975 Charles P. Daghlian (University of Texas). "Leaf remains
of Philodendron ".
1974 Charles W. Good (Ohio State University). "The elater bearing
spores of Calamites".
1973 Karl J. Niklas (University of Illinois). "Protosalvinia
from North and South America."
1972 William L. Crepet ( Yale University). "Pollination in Cycadeoidea."
1971 Gar W. Rothwell (University of Illinois at Chicago Circle).
"Paleozoic ovule ontogeny".