Pacific Branch Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (pass-through award)

This award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions which have a direct relation to integrated pest management (IPM).  The nomination of the winner of this award will be modified and forwarded as the pass-through nomination from PBESA to the ESA national competition for the Award for Excellence in Integrated Pest Management. 

Previous Winners
View the list of those who have previously received this award.

Eligibility Requirements
Nominees must be an ESA member of the Pacific Branch. 

Nomination Requirements

    1.  Letter of nomination
    2.  CV of the Nominee
    3.  Up to three letters of recommendation
    4.  Three of the most relevant reprints (does not count towards the 20 page limit).

Evalutation Criteria
Nominees/candidates will be judged using the following criteria for a total of 100 points:

1. Research (70 points total)
    a.  Recentness of accomplishment (last 3-4 years) (10)
    b.  Directly related to IPM (10)
    c.  Quality of research (10)
    d. Originality of research (10)
    e. Interpretation of results (10)
    f.  Quality of publication(s) upon which nomination is based (10)
    g. Honors, awards, achievements, and recognition (10)

2. Impact of Research Findings (select one, up to 30 points)
    a.  Minor (1)
    b.  Moderate (5)
    c.  Important (10)
    d.  Great (20)
    e.  Outstanding (30)

Nomination Process 
Submit the award nomination packet through the Pacific Branch Award Nomination Website.

File Specifications
Only PDF files will be accepted.  Supporting image files should be embedded into the document, and should be of sufficient resolution for easy viewing. All nomination packets are limited to a maximum of 20 pages. (Any reprints are not included in the 20 page limit.)

Nomination packages must be received by the ESA Awards Administrator via the Pacific Branch Nomination Website by Monday March 19, 2018 at 12:00 Midnight. This deadline refers to receipt by the Awards Administrator of a complete package in a readable format. Please inform the canvasing committee of an intent to nominate by Monday February 19, 2018 via email to and  

Any questions regarding the award or nomination process please email Chuck Burks ( or Mary Sorensen (

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