From Plant Press, Vol. 18, No. 3, July 2015.
At the Washington Academy of Sciences’ annual awards banquet, Paul Peterson received the 2015 award for Outstanding Scientist in Biological Sciences in the greater Washington D.C. area. The certificate reads, “In recognition of being a tireless and prolific taxonomist, collector, and publisher, who has extensively revised the classification of the large grass subfamily Chloridoideae and its genera, and for leading the effort to prepare a DNA database for the grasses of North America and noxious weeds for the Bar Code of Life.”