Dr Jim Cloern and Dr Wim Kimmerer at the
2012 Bay-Delta Science Conference
TWO SCIENTISTS SHARE 2012 BROWN-NICHOLS SCIENCE AWARD
The Selection Committee for the Brown-Nichols Science Award unanimously decided to make two awards in 2012. The 2012 recipients are Jim Cloern and Wim Kimmerer. These two awardees have combined to make the most extensive contributions to the peer-reviewed Bay-Delta literature. Their contributions have been very different but have combined to shape much of our current understanding of the Bay-Delta ecosystem that agencies are relying on to make decisions. They have exhibited exemplary collaboration, collegiality and mentorship for the next generation of scientists in agencies and academia. It is therefore very fitting that these two internationally recognized scientists who have dedicated much of their careers to the San Francisco Bay Delta system were honored together by their peers. Drs. Cloern and Kimmerer were presented with their awards at 7th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference in Sacramento.
DR. JIM CLOERN - 2012 BROWN-NICHOLS SCIENCE AWARD CO-WINNER
Jim Cloern is a Senior Research Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey where he has worked since 1976. His research addresses comparative ecology and biogeochemistry of estuaries to understand how they respond as ecosystems to climatic-hydrologic variability and human disturbance...
DR. WIM KIMMERER - 2012 BROWN-NICHOLS SCIENCE AWARD CO-WINNER
Dr. Wim Kimmerer is a Research Professor of Biology at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies of San Francisco State University. He is an honorary Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences who studies how estuarine ecosystems function, with particular emphasis on human effects...
DR. PETER MOYLE - 2010 BROWN-NICHOLS SCIENCE AWARD WINNER
Dr. Peter B. Moyle was honored by his peers as the second recipient of the Brown-Nichols Science Award, presented at the 6th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference. He received this award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to science in the San Francisco Estuary and watershed.
Moyle is the foremost expert on California freshwater and estuarine fish and has always been an outspoken advocate for the preservation of California fishes...
DR. SAM LUOMA - 2008 BROWN-NICHOLS SCIENCE AWARD WINNER
Dr. Samuel N. Luoma was honored by his peers as the first recipient of the Brown-Nichols Science Award, presented at the 5th Biennial CALFED Science Conference (now called the Bay-Delta Science Conference). He received this award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to science in the San Francisco Estuary and watershed...