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2018 AOS Loye and Alden Miller Research Award Winner

The Loye and Alden Miller Research Award is given for lifetime achievement in ornithological research. Loye Holmes Miller and his son, Alden, left a remarkable legacy to the field of ornithology and to the American Ornithological Society. Together they sponsored 30 PhD students, 28 in avian biology, and their students in turn trained a total of 166. Alden also contributed to the society and ornithology as a longstanding editor of The Condor. Previous recipients include Ellen Ketterson and Sue Haig. This year, AOS is pleased to honor Dr. Janis Dickinson as the recipient of the Loye and Alden Miller Research Award.  

Janis Dickinson.pngJanis began her career at Hastings Natural History Reservation as an affiliated faculty member with the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, with postdoctoral fellowships from NIH and NSF, and then continued in an appointment as a research zoologist. In 2005, she joined the faculty at Cornell University as the Arthur A. Allen Director of Citizen Science, with a joint appointment between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Department of Natural Resources, where she remained until her retirement in 2017.

Janis has had a distinguished career in behavioral ecology and conservation biology. She has made important contributions to ornithology in three main areas: 1) the behavioral ecology of animal mating systems, 2) the evolutionary ecology of cooperative breeding in vertebrates, and 3) the role of citizen science in advancing ornithology. Her scientific output includes over 80 peer-reviewed papers and three edited books. Janis was also a mentor for many graduate students and postdocs who have continued their in careers in ornithology.

For her lifetime contributions to the understanding of avian behavioral ecology and citizen science, AOS is proud to present the Loye and Alden Miller Research Award to Dr. Janis Dickinson.

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