The Hall of Excellence recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of management or conservation of aquatic species and ecosystems through the application of genetics tools, techniques, or theory. Up to four inductees are entered into the Hall of Excellence per year, and presentation(s) are made at the AFS Annual Meeting. Please click on the inductee name below to view the photo and inscription as it appears on their plaque, and take a tour of our Virtual Hall of Excellence to see the plaques of all those inducted since this award program began in 2014.
Louis Bernatchez, Laval University
Jennifer Nielson, retired
James E. Seeb, University of Washington
Lisa W. Seeb, University of Washington
(no inductees for 2017)
Nomination procedure: Nominations should identify individuals (past or present) that have made a significant contribution(s) to genetics of aquatic organisms, conservation or management-oriented fisheries/aquatic research, or the promotion of genetic applications for fisheries and aquatic resource conservation, protection, and management. Nominee membership in AFS and the Genetics Section are not pre-requisites, but service to AFS and the Genetics Section will be considered in the award process. Nominations for the Hall of Excellence can be provided by any Genetics Section member and are due to the Genetics Section President-Elect by 15 April of each year.
Nomination package: To download a Word version of the nomination form, please click this link. Nomination packages for nominees not inducted can be updated by the nominator and rolled over for consideration for up to two years.
- Name of the nominee
- Short biography and curriculum vitae
- Explanation of his or her contribution to the field, as well as to AFS, if applicable
- Contact information (current address, phone, and email), date of birth, and date of death, if applicable
Selection procedure: The Hall of Excellence Award Committee is composed of four members, including the Genetics Section President-Elect (Chair), the two previous past presidents, and a member-at-large. Terms of committee members are served following the Genetics Section two-year election cycle. The member-at-large will be from the section membership and voted upon during section elections. The nominations are reviewed by the Award Committee, and recommendations are made by the Chair to the Genetics Section President. Candidates selected for induction need to provide a photo (head and shoulders) for display on the website and a plaque.
Deadline for nomination: 15 April 2018
Send all application materials via email to: President-Elect Andrew Whiteley (firstname.lastname@example.org)