15th June 2015: Medal Winners

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2015 Linnean Society Medal Winners Announced

On Friday 22nd May 2015 the President of the Linnean Society of London presented a number of Medals and Prizes to celebrate the achievements of academics across the natural sciences. Below is a list of the medal and award winners...

Professor Engkik Soepadmo, Professor Claus Nielsen & Professor Rosmarie Honegger each received Linnean Medals awarded to biologists for service to science

Professor Engkik Soepadmo

Professor Engkik Soepadmo

Professor Claus Nielsen

Professor Claus Nielsen

Professor Rosmarie Honegger

Professor Rosmarie Honegger

Professor Roger Butlin received the Darwin Wallace Medal awarded to persons who have made major advances in evolutionary biology.

Professor Roger Butlin

Dr Vince Smith received the Bicentenary Medal awarded to a biologist under the age of 40 years in recognition of excellent work.

Dr Vince Smith

Dr Shanna Ludwig received the Irene Manton Prize awarded to a PhD student for the best botany thesis in an academic year.

Dr Shanna Ludwig

Claire Banks received the Jill Smythies Award, a prize of £1000 to a botanical artist for outstanding illustrations.

Claire Banks

Robert Heckford received the HH Bloomer Award awarded to an amateur naturalist for an important contribution to biological knowledge.

Robert Heckford

Mercy Morris received the John Spedan Lewis Medal awarded to an individual who is making a significant and innovative contribution to conservation.

Mercy Morris

We would like to congratulate all of the medal and award winners.

The Linnean Society

The Linnean Society seeks to encourage excellence in the natural sciences by awarding a series of medals and prizes to scientists and artists for outstanding work in their fields. Nominations for 2016 are now open and will close on 30th November 2015. Click here to find out more about nominating and individual for a medal or award.