The ASAB Medal

The ASAB Medal is awarded annually for contributions to the science of animal behaviour - through teaching, writing, broadcasting, research, or for work on behalf of the association. There is no limit on age or career stage. The medal is awarded at either the Summer or Winter meeting.

The ASAB Council intends the medal not only to provide an appropriate way of recognising distinction in our field, but also to raise the profile of ASAB and the field of animal behaviour in the wider scientific community.

The ASAB medal was designed by Jonathan Kingdon and is struck in bronze.

The ASAB medal was designed by Jonathan Kingdon and is struck in bronze.

Prof. Jane Hurst is awarded the 2017 ASAB Medal by Prof. Pat Monaghan.

Prof. Jane Hurst is awarded the 2017 ASAB Medal by Prof. Pat Monaghan.

Members of ASAB are invited to nominate one or more candidates for the medal. Female nominees are particularly encouraged as women tend to be under-represented at the nomination stage.

Nomination forms can be downloaded here. Please use a separate form for each person you wish to nominate.

Nominations are open and will be considered for three consecutive years. The deadline to be considered in 2017 is 23rd November 2017.

Recipients of the ASAB Medal

2017 - Prof Jane Hurst
2016 - Dr Kate Lessells
2015 - Prof Pat Monaghan
2014 - Prof Tim Clutton-Brock, FRS
2013 - Prof Alasdair Houston and Prof John McNamara
2012 - Prof Tim Birkhead, FRS
2011 - Prof Alan Grafen
2010 - Dr Michael Dockery
2009 - Prof Marian Stamp Dawkins
2008 - Prof Christopher Barnard
2007 - Prof Robert Elwood, MRIA
2006 - Prof Felicity Huntingford, FRSE
2005 - Prof Linda Partridge, CBE FRS FRSE
2004 - Prof John Alcock
2003 - Prof John Wingfield
2002 - Prof Geoffrey A. Parker, FRS
2001 - Prof P. Patrick G. Bateson, FRS
2000 - Prof Sir John R. Krebs, FRS
1999 - Prof Peter J.B. Slater, FRSE
1998 - Prof Aubrey W.G. Manning, OBE FRSE
1997 - Prof Robert A. Hinde, CBE FRS
1996 - Prof Nicholas B. Davies, FRS
1995 - Prof John Maynard Smith, FRS