Distinguished Moose Biologist Award

Purpose:

The Distinguished Moose Biologist Award was established in 1981 to honor, and bring to public attention, the outstanding contribution of an individual to our understanding and management of moose.

Criteria:

The award is open to individuals from any country who have made an outstanding contribution to our understanding and management of moose.  Criteria for the award include professional and volunteer experience related to moose, published articles related to moose in peer-reviewed or popular media, involvement with the journal ALCES and contributions to either the North American or International Moose Conferences.  A more detailed description of criteria can be found on the nomination form (see below).

Nominations:

Nominations can be submitted by anyone before MARCH 15TH each year.  Persons submitting a nomination should download and use the nomination form available here to describe how their candidate meets the criteria and why they believe the candidate deserves the award.  The name and address of the person(s) making the nomination should accompany this form.

Upon receipt of one or more nominations, a selection committee consisting of all former recipients of the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award, who choose to participate in the selection process, will review submissions and reach a decision based on a simple majority of those voting. The award recipient will be announced at the annual North American Moose Conference and Workshop.

The recipient is expected to attend the next North American or International meeting and give a featured presentation (and manuscript for review) on a topic of his/her choosing.  The local organizing committee and ALCES will contribute up to CDN$1,800 to the travel costs of the recipient.

The Distinguished Moose Biologist Award should not be considered an annual award.

Nominations should be forwarded to:

Dr. Arthur R. Rodgers
Alces Business Editor
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research
421 James Street South, Suite 103
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Canada P7E 2V6

Tel: 807-343-4011
FAX: 807-343-4001
E-mail: art.rodgers@ontario.ca

PAST RECIPIENTS

2016 — Ronald A. Moen, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota, USA

2015 — Peter J. Pekins, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA

2014 — Edward M. Addison, Ministry of Natural Resources, Maple, Ontario, Canada

2013 — Not Presented

2012 — Not Presented

2011 — Kjell Danell, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

2010 — Michael W. Schrage, Fond du Lac band of Chippewa, Cloquet, Minnesota, USA

2009 — Kenneth N. Child, Ministry of Environment, Prince George, BC, Canada

2008 — Not Presented

2007 — Kris J. Hundertmark, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

2006 — Kristine M. Rines, New Hampshire Fish and Game, New Hampton, New Hampshire, USA

2005 — Bill Samuel, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2004 — W. Eugene Mercer, Wildlife Division, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

2003 — Arthur R. Rodgers, Ministry of Natural Resources, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

2002 — Bernt-Erik Sæther, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

2001 — R. Terry Bowyer, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

2000 — Gerry M. Lynch, Environmental Protection, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1999 — William J. Peterson, Department of Natural Resources, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA

1998 — Peter A. Jordan, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

1997 — Margareta Stéen, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

1996 — Vic Van Ballenberghe, U.S. Forest Service, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

1995 — Not Presented

1994 — James M. Peek, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

1993 — Murray W. Lankester, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

1992 — Not presented

1991 — Charles C. Schwartz, Dept. of Fish and Game, Soldotna, Alaska, USA

1990 — Rolf Peterson, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA

1989 — Warren B. Ballard, Dept. of Fish and Game, Nome, Alaska, USA

1988 — Vince F.J. Crichton, Dept.of Natural Resources, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

and

Michel Crête, Ministère du Loisir de la Chasse et de la Péche, Québec, PQ, Canada

1987 — W.C. Bill Gasaway, Dept. of Fish and Game, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

1986 — H. R. (Tim) Timmermann, Ministry of Natural Resources, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

1985 — Ralph Ritcey, Fish and Wildlife Branch, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

1984 — Edmund Telfer, Canadian Wildlife Service, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1983 — Albert W. Franzmann, Division of Fish and Game, Soldotna, Alaska, USA

1982 — A. (Tony) Bubenik, Ministry of Natural Resources, Maple, Ontario, Canada

1981 — Patrick D. Karns, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA

and

Al Elsey, Ministry of Natural Resources, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

1974 — Prior to the establishment of the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award the group recognized the pioneering moose research of the late Laurits (Larry) Krefting, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with an individual award