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AMMP William W. Amaral Legacy Award

This award was established in 2015 as a lifetime achievement award in recognition of significant and lasting contribution to the field of paleontology through advancement of the objectives of the Association. This award is named after its inaugural recipient, William W. Amaral. 

Recipients of the William W. Amaral Legacy Award embody the traits that personify Bill; that he spent his career working to instill in others: patience, vigilance, collegiality, and above all, a drive to advance techniques in paleontology.

Award Recipients

2018 - Gregory Brown

2017- William Sanders

2016- Pete Reser

2015- William W. Amaral

Nomination Deadline

Nominations are accepted at any time. Official nominations will be considered for the 2019 award.

Award Nomination Proceedures

Any AMMP member in good standing (dues are paid up, and ethics are adhered to) may submit a nomination for the Amaral Legacy Award. Nominees do not need to be members of AMMP to be nominated or selected as recipient.


To nominate a deserving candidate, you must submit the following to the awards committee chair:

1. Letter of nomination with detailed description of the nominee's contributions to Paleontological Materials and Methods.

2. Additional letters of support from colleagues familiar with the nominee's work.

Please submit nominations and direct questions to awards@paleomethods.org.

Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Established 2014

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