The Maynard Moseley Award
DR. MAYNARD MOSELEY was widely recognized for his
enthusiasm for and dedication to teaching and his students, as well as for his
research using floral and wood anatomy to understand the systematics and evolution
of angiosperm taxa, especially waterlilies. (PSB, Spring, 2003). The Maynard
F. Moseley Award was established in 1995 to honor a career of dedicated teaching,
scholarship, and service to the furtherance of the botanical sciences. Dr. Moseley,
known to his students as “Dr. Mo”, died Jan. 16, 2003 in Santa Barbara,
CA, where he had been a professor since 1949. The award is given to the best
student paper, presented in either the Paleobotanical or Developmental and Structural
sessions, that advances our understanding of plant structure in an evolutionary
In Remembrance of Dr. Maynard F. Moseley
2014 - Fabiany Herrera, from the University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, for the paper "Revealing the Floristic and Biogeographic Composition of Paleocene to Miocene Neotropical Forests
" Co-authors: Steven Manchester and Carlos Jaramillo
2013 - Robert A. Stevenson, from the University of California - Berkeley
For his paper "Flight of the conifers: Reconstruction of the flight characteristics of Paleozoic winged conifer seeds" Co-authors: Dennis Evangelista
and Cindy V Looy
2012 - Alexander Bippus, from Humboldt State University,Advisor, Alexandru Tomescu
For his paper "Thalloid fossils comparable to bryophyte and fern gametophytes from the Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian-Hauterivian) of Vancouver Island, British Columbia" Co-authors: Maria Friedman, Ruth Stockey,
and Alexandru Tomescu
2011 - John Benedict, from Arizona State University,Advisor, Kathleen Pigg,
For his paper "The fossil history of Zingiberales and new insights based on fossil and extant members."
2010 - Natalie Pabon Mora, Graduate Center CUNY/ New York Botanical Garden
For the paper "The role of APETALA1/FRUITFULL genes in non-core eudicots."
Her co-author was Amy Litt.
2009 - Erin Bissell, University of Colorado
For the paper “Modular genetic architecture of floral morphology in Nicotiana: comparative phenotypic and quantitative genetic approaches to floral integration. ”
Her co-author was Pamela K. Diggle.
2008 - Eric Madrid, University of Colorado
For his paper “Female
Gametophyte Developmental Evolution in Piperales. ”
His co-author was Ned Friedman.
2007 - Samuel F. Brockington, University of Florida
For his paper “Differing
patterns of MADS-box gene expression associated with shifts in
petaloidy within Aizoaceae (Caryophyllales)” Co-authors
were Mike Frohlich, Paula J. Rudall,
Douglas E. Soltis and Pamela S. Soltis.
2006 - Yannick Staedler, Universität Zürich
For his paper “Floral
architecture and phyllotaxis in Calycanthaceae (Laurales)”
Co-authors were Peter H. Weston and Peter
2005 - Erika Edwards,
For for her paper “Pereskia
water relations reflect deep ecophysiological conservatism in Cactaceae.”.
2004 - Athena McKown,
University of Toronto
For for her her paper “Evolution of kranz anamomy in the genus Flaveria (Asteraceae).” Her co-authors were Jean-Marc Moncalvo
and Nancy Dengler.
2003 - Stefan Little,
University of Alberta, Edmonton
For his paper "Permineralized fruits of Lauraceae from the Middle Eocene Princeton chert, British Columbia." Stefan's co-author was Ruth
2002 - Tatyana Livshultz,
For her presentation in the Developmental and Structural Section entitled: "Comparative
morphology and development of staminal coronas in Dischidia (Asclepiadoideae,
2001 - Maria Von Balthazar,
For her paper entitled "Floral structure
and phylogeny of Buxaceae" co-authored by Peter
For "Evidence from compound pollen cones
in Paleozoic conifers" coauthored by Gar Rothwell
and Gene Mapes.
Sandra Floyd, University of Colorado
For her paper, co-authored with Ned Friedman, and entitled,
"Endosperm development in Amborella trichopoda
implications for the origin and early evolution of angiosperm reproductive biology."
Elizabeth Hermsen, Cornell University
For her paper, co-authored with William Crepet and Kevin
Nixon and entitled, "A new fossil
saxifragoid from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey."
1998 - Michelle McMahon,
Washington State University
For her paper entitled "Corolla-androecium
synorganization in the flowers of the tribe Amorpheae
(Fabaceae)," coauthored with Larry Hufford.
1997 - Melinda Brad,
University of Illinoisy
For her paper entitled "Exploring patterns
in floral morphology: Mathematical modeling of floral development using an inhibitory
morphogen and meristematic growth parameters."
1996 - Ranessa Cooper,
Truman State University
For her paper entitled "Comparative pollen
morphology and ultrastructure of the Callitrichaceae."
1995 - Susana Magallon-Puebla, University of Chicago and the Feild Museum of Natural History
For her paper entitled "Floral remains
of Hamamelidaceae from Campanian strata of Georgia."