John Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture
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Career Stage
Middle Career
Award Type
Section Lectures
Of Note
Invitation to present at annual meeting;
Peer nomination required
Submission Window
17 January - 27 March
Established 2011

Recognizing Outstanding Contributions to our Understanding of Global Environmental Change

The Tyndall History of Global Environmental Change Lecture is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to our understanding of global environmental change. It honors the life and work of physicist John Tyndall, who confirmed the importance of the greenhouse effect.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A lecture certificate
  • An invitation to present at AGU's annual meeting the year the honor is awarded

Criteria for a Successful Nomination

For questions about nomination requirements, please contact Andy Dessler, Global Environmental Change Section President.

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About the Global Environmental Change Section

Global Environmental Change addresses large-scale chemical, biological, geological, and physical perturbations of the Earth’s surface, ocean, land surface, and hydrologic cycle with special attention to time scales of decades to centuries, to human-caused perturbations and their impacts on society.


Nominees are not required to be AGU members.
Nominators are not required to be AGU members.
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