Isabel Cookson Award - Paleobotanical
DR. ISABEL COOKSON is remembered as one of the most eminent palaeontologists of the past century (1893-1973). This award and fund was established in 1976 by a bequest from Isabel Cookson. The fund supports the Isabel C. Cookson Paleobotanical Award, which is given to the student who delivers the best contributed paper in paleobotany or palynology at the annual meeting. The Cookson award distributes $500 in years where the award is given.
2022 - Kelly Pfeiler, University of Kansas, For the Presentation: “Anatomically preserved cheirolepidiaceous pollen cones of western North America.” Co-authors: Brian Atkinson, Kelly Matsunaga
2021 - Michael D’Antonio, Stanford University, For the Presentation: Sigillaria from the Wuda Tuff: the implications of new species and internal anatomy for lepidodendrid life history reconstruction. Co-Authors Kevin C. Boyce, Wei-Ming Zhou, and Jun Wang
2020 - Keana Tang, University of Kansas, For the Presentation: Cunonicaceae from the Late Cretaceous of North America and its paleobiogeographic implications. Co-authors: Brian Atkinson and Selena Smith.
2019 - Facundo De Beneditti, Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum, Trelew, Argentina: For the Presentation: Late Cretaceous heterosporous water ferns from Patagonia: assessing monomegaspory. Co-authors: Maria Del Carmen Zamaloa, Maria Gandolfo, Nestor Cuneo
2017 - Michael Donovan from Pennsylvania State University, for the paper entitled, “Insect herbivore communities tracked the conifer Agathis (Araucariaceae) from Paleogene Patagonia to modern Australasia and Southeast Asia, Co-authors: Conrad C. Labandeira, Peter Wilf, Ari Iglesias and Rubin Cunio.
2016 - Brian Atkinson from Oregon State University, for the paper entitled, “Initial radiation of asterids: earliest cornalean fossils, Co-authors: Ruth A Stockey and Gar W Rothwell.
2015 - Carla Harper from the University of Kansas, for the paper entitled, “Biomarkers in paleomycology – A case study using fungus-infected Permian woods from Antarctica, Co-authors: Alison Olcott Marshall, Craig P. Marshall, Thomas N. Taylor, Michael Krings and Edith L. Taylor.
2014 - Kelly K.S. Matsunaga from Humboldt State University, is the 2014 award recipient for the paper entitled, “A whole-plant concept for an Early Devonian (Lochkovian-Pragian) lycophyte from the Beartooth Butte Formation (Wyoming), Co-author: Alexandru M.F. Tomescu.
2013 - Dori Contreras from the University of California-Berkeley, is the 2013 award recipient for the paper entitled, “New data on the structure and phylogenetic position of an extinct Cretaceous redwood, Co-authors: Garland Upchurch and Greg Mack.
2012 - Ashley Klymiuk of University of Kansas, Advisor, Dr. Thomas Taylor, is the 2012 award recipient for the paper entitled, “Anamorphic fungi from the Princeton Chert: new insights into paleomicrobial diversity, Co-authors:Thomas Taylor and Michael Krings.
2011 - Jeffrey Benca of the University of Washington, Advisor, Dr. Caroline Stromberg, for the paper entitled, “Morphological variation in the panglobal Devonian lycopsid genus Leclercqia: A new species from Washington state, Co-authors: Caroline Stromberg and Maureen Carlisle.
2010 - Andrew Leslie, University of Chicago
2008 - Cyrille Prestianni, Universite de Liege, Géologie
2007 - Heather Sanders, Ohio University
2006 - Selena Y. Smith, University of Alberta
2005 - Stefan A. Little, University of Alberta
2004 - Caroline Strömberg, Swedish Museum of Natural History
2003 - Michael Dunn, Ohio University, Athens
2002 - Marcela Martinez-Milla,
2001 - Aude Soria,
2000 - Michael G. Riley, University of Alberta
1995 - Georgia L. Hoffman, University of Alberta
1994 - Sharon D. Kalvins of Southern Illinois University
1993 - Brian J. Axsmith, Ohio State University
1990 - Patrick Herendeen of Indiana University
1989 - Debra A. Willard, University of Illinois, Urbana
1988 - Kirk R. Johnson, Yale University
1987 - Wilson A. Taylor, Ohio State University
1986 - David C. Wight, Ohio University
1985 - Warren L. Kovach, Indiana University
1984 - Jon J. Hamer, Ohio University
1983 - Michael A. Cichan, Ohio State University
1982 - Michael Zavada, University of Connecticut
1981 - Steven Manchester from Indiana University
1980 - Sara P. Stubblefield, Ohio University
1979 - WM. A. Dimichele, University of Illinois, Urbana
1978 - Edith L. Smoot, Ohio State University
1977 - David F. Brauer, State University of New York, Binghamton
1976 - Elisabeth A. Wheeler, Harvard University
1975 - Charles Daghlian, University of Texas
1974 - Charles W. Good, Ohio State University
1973 - Karl J. Niklas, University of Illinois
1972 - William L. Crepet, Yale University
1971 - Gar W. Rothwell, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle