The Southern Lepidopterists’ Society’s Annual John Abbot Award
The Abbot Award is intended to recognize an individual or group which exemplifies the highest standards in lepidopterology, in academic work and/or service to the Society and advancement of its goals. The Award is conferred at irregular intervals, but typically no more than one time per year. Preference shall be given to candidates whose involvement in lepidopterology has emphasized the U.S. Southeast.
Nominations shall be invited year-round from the Society’s membership. For consideration in any particular year, names must be submitted no fewer than 90 days before the next-subsequent Annual Meeting of the Society. A person need not be a member of the Society to be eligible for the Award. Nominees shall be vetted by the Board of Directors and by a Nominating Committee, and one candidate will be selected as the winner. The winner’s name shall be announced at the Annual Meeting and in the newsletter of the Society.
2005 Abbot Award Recipeints Lee Miller (left) and Jacqueline Miller (right), with Jeff Slotten (middle)
Past Recipients of the Abbot Award:
The 2001 Abbot Award,
Awarded to Leroy Koehn