Previous Award Winners
- Nicholas Drozda (Western Carolina University) – Effects of pollination syndromes on the genetics structure of Hexastylis heterophylla (Ashe) Small.
- Gerry Moore (Vanderbilt University) – A systematic and taxonomic investigation of Rhynchospora, section Longirostres.
- William Noel (Clemson University) – Floristic study of the Greenville watershed.
- Samara Hamze (East Carolina University) – Effects of weed invasion on threatened endemic pitcher's thistle.
- Kerry Heafner (Old Dominion University) – Electrophoretic studies of Isoetes in the southeastern United States.
- Leon Adler (Towson University) – Water relations and growth of Polygonum perfoliatum L. in varying environments.
- Jennifer Floyd (North Carolina State University) – Species relationships in Gaylussacia (Ericaceae).
- Howard Horne (Florida State University) – The genus Stillingia in Florida: a taxonomic and natural history study.
- Christopher Reid (Northeast Louisiana University) – The vascular flora of Wilkinson County, Mississippi.
- Anita Rose (University of Tennessee) – Coarse woody debris and nutrient dynamics in a southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest.
- Rebecca L. Brown (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) – Propagule pressure and species diversity in riparian systems.
- John Hays (Northeast Louisiana University) – A floristic survey for Agalinis along the Gulf coast.
- Tanya Lee (Northeast Louisiana University) – Juncaceae in Louisiana.
- A. Christina Williams (Ohio University) – Genetic variation in naturalized stands of Pawlownia tomentosa in the Southeastern US.
- Chris Doffitt (Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe) – A Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Ouachita County, Arkansas.
- Brian R. Keener (University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa) – Systematics of the Sagittaria subulata group (Alismataceae).
- Nannette Reese (University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa) – A Biological Survey of Echinodorus floridanus (Alismataceae).
- Darrin L. Rubino (Ohio University) – Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics of Decaying Woody Debris.
- Christopher A. Adams (University of Kentucky) – A comparative study of seed dormancy and germination in four closely related Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae) species.
- Sonja Louise Himes (Western Carolina University) – Exploring the costs and benefits of self-fertility in poke milkweed (Asclepias exaltata).
- Jess Peirson (Ohio University) – A systematic revision of Collinsonia L. (Lamiaceae).
- Susan B. Farmer (University of Tennessee) – Additional Insights into Trilliaceae Phylogeny; The Delostylis Group.
- Thomas Earl Hancock (Wake Forest University) – Species living on the edge: ecophysiological adaptation in barrier beach plants and possible effects of climate change on biodiversity.
- Aswini Pai (Ohio University) – Phenology of Acorus calamus L., a perennial wetland macrophyte in Southeastern Ohio.
- Kristin Taverna (University of North Carolina) – Forests of continuity of the North Carolina Piedmont: Species composition and distribution across the landscape.
- Lorelei J. Hartman (Longwood University) – A comparison of clearcut and shelterwood harvesting effects on understory plant species in central Virginia piedmont forests.
- Joey Shaw (University of Tennessee) – Morphological analysis of Prunus sect. Prunocerasus.
- Olin Scott Taylor (Appalachian State University) – Biosystematic investigations of the Lindera benzoin complex in North America.
- Lisa Williams (George Mason University) – Floristic survey of the eastern Goose Creek watershed, Loudoun County, Virginia.
- Megan Burns (Warren Wilson College) – The effect of Removal of Invasive Plant Species on Native Plant Diversity.
- Ryan Walker McEwan (Ohio University) – A Dendroecological fire-history Reconstruction of Dysart Woods, an Old-growth Mixed Mesophytic Forest.
- Tyler Smith (McGill University) – Systematics and Ecology of the Carex virescens clade.
- Dwayne Estes (University of Tennessee) – Systematics of two species of Gratiola.
- William Flatley (Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University) – The link between land use pattern and soil erosion rates in Giles County, Virginia.
- Mahannad Al-Saghir (Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University) – Systematics of Pistacia.
- Joy van Dervort-Sneed (Appalachian State University) – Species delineation of two imperiled wild gingers (Asarum contracta and Asarum rhombiformis) using morphology, molecules and pollinators.
- Julie Wyatt (Wake Forest University) – Limiting similarity among coexisting species in the herbaceous layer of Southern Appalachian cove forests.
- Fern Smallridge Perkins (Appalachian State University) – Increased nitrogen deposition and the green algal lichen Umbilicaria mammulata: too much of a good thing?
- Jay F. Bolin (Old Dominion University) – Evolution of Virginia quillworts: a morphological and molecular parentage study of several undescribed tetraploid (2n = 44) populations of Isoetes.
- Gerald Bresowar (Appalachian State University) – Phylogeography of Sibbaldiopsis tridentate.
- Michael W. Denslow (Appalachian State University) – Spatial patterns, survey gaps and site selection bias in North Carolina floristics studies.
- Alexandra Kay (Elon University) – The effect of wild boar (Sus scrofa) rooting on plant biodiversity in high-elevation beech forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Juan Carlos Villareral (University of Connecticut) – Population genetics and evolutionary implications of the loss of sexual reproduction in the Southern Appalachian hornwort Megaceros aenigmaticus.
- Tianita Duke (Austin Peay State University) – Taxonomy, ecology, and distribution of unusual populations of Lysimachia hybrida (Myrsinaceae) from Tennessee and Alabama.
- Sarah Galliher (Elon University) – Determining the effects of beech mortality due to beech bark disease on spring ephemerals in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Benjamin Hook (Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University) – Influence of age, diameter, and location on compression wood formation in Pinus strobus L. following ice storm damage.
- Cecile Deen (University of Georgia) – Geographic Variation of Floral Traits in Geranium maculatum.
- M. Steven Furches (University of Tennessee) – The role of hybridization in generating species- and population-level variation in Sarracenia.
- James C. Lendemer (The New York Botanical Garden) – Assessing Leprara (Stereocaulaceae, Lichenized Ascomycetes) biodiversity in the southern Appalachians.
- Natasha Shipman (Western Carolina University) – Sensory cues for pollination and pollination visitors of Trillium cuneatum.
- Julia Stutzman (James Madison University) – A taxonomic revision of endemic members of Cordia L. (Boraginaceae) in the Galapagos Islands.
- Emily R. Blyveis (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) – The Vascular Flora of the Tennessee River Gorge, Hamilton and Marion Counties, Tennessee.
- Kileigh Browning (Elon University) – Ecological Interactions Between Two Non-native Disturbances in the High-elevation Beech Forests of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
- Nathan A. Daniel (Ohio University) – American Chestnut Restoration in Eastern Hemlock-dominated Forests of Southeast Ohio.
- Joseph Moosbrugger (Ohio University) – An Annotated Flora of Crane Hollow Preserve, Hocking County.
- David Walker (Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University) – Radial Growth Response of Eastern Hemlock to Infestation of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid.
- Matthew Hansen (Towson University) - Genetic diversity and gene flow in the invasive tree-of-heaven along Interstate 95: Assessing the role of roadways in the spread of Ailanthus altissima.