Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal

The NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences is an award since 2010 by the National Academy of Sciences Award.

By 2007, she was awarded every five years just as Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal for outstanding research achievements in paleontology of the Cambrian and Precambrian - named after Charles Doolittle Walcott. Since 2010, the prize is awarded under its new name every three years alternately together with the Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal and the Stanley Miller Medal. The latter is awarded for outstanding research achievements on one of the following areas: early evolution of the Earth as a planet, including chemical evolution, early biological evolution, accretion, differentiation, and tectonics of the planets and the early development of oceans and atmosphere.

The NAS Award in Early Earth and Life Sciences, with $ 10,000 prize (as of 2013).

Award winners

  • 2013 J. William Schopf (Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal ) for his pioneering studies of Precambrian microfossils and for his generous and inspirational leadership of the Precambrian Paleobiology Research Groups.
  • 2010 Gerald F. Joyce ( Stanley Miller Medal ) for his pioneering experiments on the self- sustained replication and evolution of RNA enzymes ( ribozymes ), Which illuminate key conceptual steps in the origin of life.
  • 2007 John P. Grotzinger for investigation of fossil stromatolites in limestones and accurate field studies on the time course of early evolution
  • 2002 Hans J. Hofmann for his discovery of fossils that shed light on the early evolution of life such as stromatolites of the Archean, cyanobacteria or the beginning of multicellular organisms
  • A. Fedonkin for his documentation of both fossils and traces of evidence in 1997 Mikhail the earliest evolution of animals
  • 1992 Stefan Bengtson for his leading role in the Enlightenment enigmatic fauna in the Cambrian explosion
  • 1987 Andrew Knoll and Simon Conway Morris for their studies on the evolution of plants specifically in the transition to the Phanerozoic
  • 1982 Martin F. Glaessner for its biological and paleoecological analysis of the first metazoans
  • 1977 Preston Cloud for his research on the Precambrian paleontology and the early history of life
  • 1972 Elso S. Barghoorn for his contributions to the Precambrian Paleobiology
  • 1967 Allison R. Palmer for investigations Cambrian and Precambrian life forms
  • 1962 Armin Alexander Öpik for contributions to Cambrian Geology and Paleontology
  • 1957 Pierre horn marocain for his work Contribution a l' etude du Cambrien inferieur et du Precambrien III de l' Anti-Atlas.
  • 1953 Franco Rasetti for his contributions to Cambrian Paleontology
  • 1947 Alexander G. Wologdin for studies of Cambrian and Precambrian algae and the Archaeocyatha
  • 1939 Anton H. Westergård for research on the stratigraphy and paleontology of the Cambrian in Sweden

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