Pacific Branch Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Award

This award recognizes an individual who has achieved excellence in at least one of the entomological sub-disciplines of systematics, evolution, and biodiversity.  Accomplishments in morphology, ecology, genetics, phylogeny, nomenclature, biogeography, and other related areas are eligible.   

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).

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

Evaluation Criteria (100 points total)

  1. Extent and quality of accomplishments in insect morphology, ecology, genetics, phylogeny, nomenclature, biogeography, and/or other related areas (50 pts)
  2. Extent and quality of work within the Pacific Branch region (30 pts)
  3. Extent and quality of impacts of work on students, stakeholders, colleagues, and others (20 pts)

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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