Honorary fellow is the highest award given by the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. Since 1963, the Council of the ATBC (then known as the ATB) established the selection of Honorary Fellows --  "persons of long distinguished service to tropical biology." To date, more than 80 Honorary Fellows from over 15 countries have been elected by the Council.

Fellows are selected by the ATBC Council. Any member of ATBC wishing to submit a nomination for the Honorary Fellow Award should submit a cover letter with a one-two page justification of the nomination and the nominees curriculum vitae to the Chair of the Honorary Fellows Committee.  

 

 

Nineteenth Century naturalists overwhelmed by the abundance of life in a tropical rainforest. From J.B.. von Spix and C.F. P. Martius, 1817-1820.


Honorary Fellows of the ATBC

2016 C.V. Savitri Gunatilleke Sri Lanka
2015 Dieter Mueller-Dombois Germany
  Jack Ewel USA
2014 Nigel Stork Australia
  John Kress USA
2013 Rodrigo Gámez Lobo Costa Rica
  Robin Foster USA
2012 Paulo Oliveira Brazil
  Richard Primack USA
2011 Emmanuel N. Chidumayo Zambia
2010 Madhav Gadgil India
  Kuswata Kartawinata Indonesia
2009 Julie Sloan Denslow USA
  Karl-Eduard Linsenmair Germany
2008 Louise H. Emmons USA
  Ernesto Medina Venezuela
2007 Arturo Gomez-Pompa Mexico
  Ghillean T. Prance United Kingdom
2006 Peter Shaw Ashton United Kingdom
  Wu Zheng-Yi China
2005 Paulo Nogueira-Neto Brazil
  John W. Terborgh USA
2004 Kamaljit S Bawa USA, India
2003 Joseph H. Connell USA
  Timothy C. Whitmore United Kingdom
2002 Daniel H. Janzen USA
2001 P. S. Ramakrishnan India
2000 Peter H. Raven USA
1999 Edward O. Wilson USA
1998 Thomas E. Lovejoy USA
1996 José Aristeo Sarukhan Kermez Mexico
1994 Betty Jane Meggers USA
1993 Donald E. Stone USA
1986 Mildred Esther Mathias USA
1983 Paul Westmacott Richards United Kingdom
1982 Herbert G. Baker USA
1979 Herald Sioli Brazil
1973 François Bourliere France
  Charles Sutherland Elton USA
  Bassett Maguire USA
  A. C. Smith USA
1972 Philip Jackson Jr. Darlington USA
  Ernst Walter Mayr USA
1970 Salim Ali India
  Edred John Henry Corner United Kingdom
  Robert Kendall Enders USA
  Charles Edward Hubbard United Kingdom
  Joseph Lanjouw Netherlands
  Edwin Louis Tyson USA
1969 Carlos G. Aguayo Cuba
  Lucy Evelyn Cheesman United Kingdom
  Beatrice H. Krauss USA
  Floyd Alnzo McClure USA
  Alfred Sherwood Romer USA
  Lyman Bradford Smith USA
  Thomas Elliott Snyder USA
  Harold St. John USA
  Boris Petrovitch Uvarov United Kingdom
  Jacobus Van der Vecht Netherlands
1968 Leonard John Brass Australia
  Martin Cárdenas Bolivia
  David Daniel Keck USA
  Charles Russell Metcalfe United Kingdom
  Owain W. Richards United Kingdom
  Waldo L.asalle Schmitt USA
1967 George Gaylord Simpson USA
1966 Joseph Bequeart USA
  Theodore Huntington Hubbell USA
  Henri Jean Humbert France
  Harold Winfred Manter USA
  Walter Robyns Belgium
  William Randolph Taylor USA
  Cornelis G.G.J. Van Steenis Netherlands
  Frans Verdoorn Netherlands
1965 Irving Widmer Bailey USA
  Alexandre Curt Brade Brazil
  Theodosius Dobzhansky USA
  Richard Eric Holttum United Kingdom
  John Hutchinson United Kingdom
  Lauro Travassos Brazil
1963 Thomas Borgmeier Brazil
  Henry Isaac Burkill United Kingdom
  Angelo Moreira da Costa-Lima Brazil
  Henry Alan Gleason USA
  Herman Johannes Lam Netherlands
  Charles Herbert Lankester Costa Rica
  William Henry Phelps Venezuela
  Wilson Frederik Popenoe Guatemala
  Alexander Wetmore USA