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WILLIAM S. AND CARELYN Y. REEBURGH LECTURE

Information on the lecture

The William S. and Carelyn Y. Reeburgh Lecture is presented annually and recognizes a scientist making significant contributions to the fields of global biogeochemistry and marine geochemistry through novel measurements. This lecture honors the scientific career of William S. Reeburgh, an AGU member since 1968 and Fellow since 2001. Reeburgh served as editor of Global Biogeochemical Cycles for six years and was the President and President-elect of AGU’s Biogeosciences section for four years.

The Reeburgh Lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting. During even-numbered years, the lecture will concentrate on the topic of marine geochemistry and will be included in the Ocean Sciences section’s reception. In odd-numbered years, the Biogeosciences section sponsors the lecture, which will focus on global biogeochemistry and be presented during the section’s reception.

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Lecturer benefits

AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Reeburgh Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:

  • 1
    Lecture certificate
  • 2
    Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • 3
    Recognition in Eos
  • 4
    Complimentary meeting registration the year the lecture is presented, as well as travel reimbursement for a two-night hotel stay and airfare
  • 5
    An invitation to present the Reeburgh Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • 6
    Complimentary ticket to the hosting section’s ticketed event at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

Eligibility

To better understand eligibility for nominators, supporters and committee members, review AGU’s Honors Conflict of Interest Policy.

  • Nominee eligibility
    • The nominee is not required to be an active AGU member.
    • Self-nominations are not accepted.
    • The following individuals are not eligible to be candidates for the award during their terms of service:
      • Biogeosciences or Ocean Sciences section leadership
      • AGU President;
      • AGU President-elect;
      • Council Leadership Team members;
      • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
      • Reeburgh Lecture Committee members; and
      • All full-time AGU staff.
 

  • Nominators are not required to hold an active AGU membership.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be nominators for the award during their terms of service:
  • Biogeosciences or Ocean Sciences section leadership
  • AGU President;
  • AGU President-elect;
  • Council Leadership Team members;
  • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
  • Reeburgh Lecture Committee members; and
  • All full-time AGU staff.

  • Individuals who write letters of support for the nominee are not required to be active AGU members.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to be supporters for the award during their terms of service:
    • Biogeosciences or Ocean Sciences section leadership
    • AGU President;
    • AGU President-elect;
    • Council Leadership Team members;
    • Honors and Recognition Committee members;
    • Reeburgh Lecture Committee members; and
    • All full-time AGU staff.

  • The following relationships need to be identified and communicated to the Award Committee but will not disqualify individuals from participating in the nomination or committee review process. These apply to committee members, nominators, and supporters:
    • Current dean, departmental chair, supervisor, supervisee, laboratory director, an individual with whom one has a current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee);
    • Research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; and/or
    • An individual working at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution.
  • Individuals with the following relationships are disqualified from participating in the award nomination process as a nominator or supporter:
    • Family member, spouse, or partner.
    • A previous graduate (Master’s or Ph.D.) and/or postdoctoral advisor, or postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.
    • A former doctoral or graduate student, or a former postdoctoral fellow may not write a nomination letter for a former advisor but may write a supporting letter after five years of terminating their relationship with the nominee beginning on 1 January after the year the relationship was terminated.

Nomination package

Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process (i.e. submit a nomination package). Sections have the flexibility to adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking lecture recipients.

Your nomination package must contain all of the following files, which should be no more than two pages in length per document.

  • A nomination letter that states how the nominee meets the selection criteria. Nominator’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required. Letterhead is preferred.
  • A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
  • At least one additional letter of support. Supporter’s signature, name, title, institution, and contact information are required. Letterhead is preferred. We encourage letters from individuals not currently or recently associated with the candidate’s institution of graduate education or employment.

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Submissions

Nominations for all AGU honors are now closed. Please check back in January 2020 for our next cycle.

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Past recipients

Name

Year of honor

Allan Devol

2018

Katherine H. Freeman

2017

Ronald Oremland

2016

Gary King

2015

Honors Contacts

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Robert Rader

Director, Engagement and Membership

202-777-7418 | [email protected]

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Leah Bland

Program Manager, Honors

202-777-7389 | [email protected]

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Antonio Covington

Program Specialist, Section Awards and Lectures

202-777-7484 | [email protected]