W.H. Bradley Medal

​The IAL W.H. Bradley Medal is given to a limnogeologist who is outstanding in their field, shows dedication and service to the field of limnogeology and has contributed outstanding ideas and innovation to the field, including seminal publications. The medal is named after the geologist Wilmot Hyde Bradley.

Previous Medal Winners

2018  IAL IPA Joint Meeting Stockholm, Sweden: Andy Cohen (USA)

2015  ILIC6 Reno, USA: Jean-Jacques Tiercelin (France)

2011  ILIC5 Constance, Germany: Beth Gierlowski-Kordesch (USA)

2007  ILIC4 Barcelona, Spain: Mike Talbot (Norway)

2003  ILIC3 Tuscon, USA: Tom Johnson (USA)

1999  ILIC2 Brest, France: Kerry Kelts (USA)


The IAL board would like to solicit your nominations for the next Bradley medal winner, to be awarded at IAL IPA 2022. The next deadline for nominations is 1 March 2022; early applications are welcome. 

The nomination will consist of a letter (limit 5 pages) outlining the contributions of the nominee to 1) the science of limnogeology, 2) service to limnogeology and 3) a brief description of why this work is important to limnogeology and science in general. In addition a CV (no more than 20 pages) that outlines the important features that contribute to the work listed in the letter is required. For example, the committee is not interested in the number of grants and how much money they contribute to their research, but the committee is interested in the mentoring of young scientists (students at all levels and younger faculty and researchers) and how the research conducted by the nominee is important to limnogeology.

The winner does not need to be a member of IAL.

Nominations and any questions about the process should be sent to Julieta Massaferro.

The IAL Board looks forward to receiving nominations for this prestigious and important award.

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