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Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award

The Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award is to honor and reward the author(s) of the best AAPG Bulletin article published each calendar year.

 

2016

Daniel T. Carruthers

Seshane Ngwanamakhutswe Mahlo

Omieari Sepribo Briggs

Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson

2015

Kitty Lou Milliken, PhD

Mark D. Rudnicki

David Neel Awwiller

Tongwei Zhang

2014

Sonja Kisin Spasojevic

Michael Gurnis

2013

James Harry Macquaker

Andrew C. Aplin

2012

Robert H. Lander

Linda M. Bonnell

2011

Leonard Franklin Brown, Jr., PhD

William Anthony Ambrose

Robert G. Loucks

Eric C. Potter

Fred Wang

Tucker F. Hentz

Florence Laure Bonnaffe

2010

David Richard Pyles

2009

Mads Huuse

Andrew C. Aplin

Joseph Albert Cartwright

2008

Graham Rhys Davies, PhD

Langhorne B. Smith

2007

Shankar Mitra

Juan Antonio Murillo Alvarado

Gerardo Correa Figueroa

Jesus Hernandez Garcia

2006

Robert M. Cluff

John William Robinson

Keith William Shanley

2005

Hongliu Zeng

Charles Kerans

2004

Donald Sherwood Stone

2003

Stephen C. Ruppel

Roger Joseph Barnaby

2002

Robert Spence Tye

John S. Bridge

2001

Robert G. Loucks

2000

Paul Mitchell Harris

Richard C. Nolen-Hoeksema

Karla E. Tucker

1999

Peter J. McCabe

John William Robinson

1998

Ulisses T. Mello

Garry D. Karner

1997

Floyd Jerry Lucia

1996

Floyd Jerry Lucia

Charles Kerans

Rainer K. Senger

1995

Carlos Arturo Dengo

Michael C. Corey

1994

Terry L. Bush

Kevin T. Biddle

Kurt William Rudolph

Wolfgang Schlager

1993

Bradley James Huizinga

Gerard J. Demaison

1992

David Trowbridge Lawrence

Mark Anthony Doyle

Thomas Aigner

1991

Robert Bruce Kirk

David Richard Dawson Boote

1990

Richard T. Buffler

Charles David Winker

1989

Bernard Pierre Tissot

Philippe Ungerer

Regis Pelet

1988

Shankar Mitra

1987

Tod Powell Harding

1986

Tod Powell Harding

1985

Dave Russell Kingston

Philip Anthony Williams

Carr Pritchett Dishroon, Jr.

1984

William Edmond Galloway

Kinji Magara, PhD

David Kenneth Hobday, PhD

1983

James K. Crouch

1982

Roelof John Murris

Restrictions

The author(s) need not be a Member of the Association. If some of the material in the article has been published previously, there must have been substantive additional material in the AAPG Bulletin publication.

Guidelines for Consideration of Candidates

The elected Editor will solicit recommendations from the Associate Editors; however, recommendations are welcome from all sources.

Procedure for Recommendation

Nomination forms, with publication reference of the article, should be submitted to the Editor before March 1 following the year of publication. The Editor will forward his recommendations to the Chairman of the Honors and Awards Committee. Its recommendations are transmitted to the Advisory Council which will in turn transmit its selection to the Executive Committee for final action.

Description of Award

The award is $1,500.00 cash and a certificate bearing the recipient’s name, the title of the award-winning article, and the appropriate bibliographical reference. Co-authors share equally.

History

The Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Award was approved by Executive Committee action and the first award was made in 1982. The award was formerly a part of the President's Award. Wallace E. Pratt (1885-1981) was one of the world's most distinguished geologists. He was a founder of the Association, served as its fourth president and was the first recipient of the Sidney Powers Medal. He was also awarded AAPG's Human Needs Award and Honorary Membership. He was a Distinguished Lecturer, served on many committees, and remained a constructive adviser and inspiration all his life. Dr. Amos Salvador, in his memorial to Pratt, said "But Wallace Pratt was not only a geologist; he was also a businessman, a scientist of broad interests, a humanist, a philosopher and a magnificent human being."

Funding

Funding for the award is provided through the AAPG Foundation Awards Fund through a bequest from AAPG member Fred W. Bartlett (1897-1982).

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