Bruce B. Collette, National Marine Fisheries Service Systematics Laboratory has received the Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology for 2014.
The award was presented by Larry G. Allen, Chair, 2014 Nelson Award Committee at the plenary session of the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists held in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 31, 2014. The text of Allen’s presentation follows:
THE Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) recognizes a member of ASIH for an outstanding body of work in any area of ichthyology, including, but not limited to: ecology, behavior, life history, genetics, conservation, and systematics. While the award is granted principally on the basis of the quality of the awardee's research, consideration is also given to educational and service impacts of the individual's career. This year's awardee has a long, distinguished career in ichthyological research and publication, has mentored many undergraduate and graduate students from several scholarly institutions, and has performed extraordinary service for ASIH over the last half century.