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Margaret Morse Nice Medal

The Margaret Morse Nice Medal is the premiere ornithological award bestowed by the Wilson Ornithological Society. The medal was established in 1997. The medal recipient gives the Plenary lecture at the WOS Annual Meeting.
2014 Don Kroodsma, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: "Birdsong: the hour before dawn"
2013 Edward Burtt, Jr., Ohio Wesleyan University: "From passion to science to the evolution of avian color"
2012 Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant, Princeton University: "A long-term study of Darwin's Finches"

Plenary lecture delivered at the 2013 WOS annual meeting, Williamsburg

2011 Richard N. Conner, USDA-Forest Service (retired): "The ecology of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, by necessity a multidiscipline study"
2010 Robert B. Payne & Laura Payne, University of Michigan: "Brood parasitism in cuckoos, cowbirds, and African finches"
2009 Sidney A. Gauthreaux, Jr., Clemson University: "Bird Movements in the Atmosphere: Discoveries from Radar and Visual Studies"
2008 Jerome Jackson, Florida Gulf Coast University: "Thinking like a mountain, seeing like a woodpecker: behavioral ecology and conservation of woodpeckers"
2007 P. L. Shwagmeyer & Douglas Mock, University of Oklahoma: "Not exactly your Nice sparrow." Published as "Mock, D. W., and P. L. Schwagmeyer. 2010. Not the Nice sparrow. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 122:207-216"
2006 Gary Stiles, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia: "Ornithology in a troubled country: progress, problems, and recent work on nectar-feeding birds"
2005 Bridget J. M. Stutchbury, York University, & Eugene S. Morton, Hemlock Hill Field Station: "Territoriality ... beyond the temperate zone." Published as "Recent advances in the behavioral ecology of tropical birds" Wilson Journal of Ornithology 20:26-37 (2008) PDF
2004 Stephen T. Emlen, Cornell University: "Birds 'R' us: chronicles of an avian anthropologist"
2003 Robert E. Ricklefs, University of Missouri-St. Louis: "The cognitive face of avian life histories." Published as "The cognitive face of avian life histories: the 2003 Margaret Morse Nice Lecture." Wilson Bulletin 116: 119-133 (2004) PDF; requires BioOne subscription
2002 Richard T. Holmes, Dartmouth College: "Population change in migratory songbirds: insights from long-term studies in breeding and wintering areas"
2001 Glen E. Woolfenden, Archbold Biological Station: "The behavior and ecology of the Florida Scrub-Jay: A 33-year perspective"
2000 Susan M. Smith, Mount Holyoke College: "Behavioral studies of chickadees and other species"
1999 Frances C. James, Florida State University: "Intraspecific variation in the sizes and shapes of birds." Published as "A research program in ecology and ecomorphology: the 1999 Margaret Morse Nice Lecture." Wilson Bulletin 113: 140-163 (2001) PDF; requires BioOne subscription
1998 Ellen Ketterson & Val Nolan, Jr., Indiana University: "Studying birds: one species at a time"
1997 Elsie Collias & Nick Collias, University of California, Los Angeles: "Seeking to understand the living bird." Wilson Bulletin 110: 28-44 (1998) PDF

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