Ellis Troughton Memorial Award
The Ellis Troughton Memorial Award commemorates Ellis Le Geyt Troughton (1893-1974), an outstanding Australian mammalogist, foundation member and the first Honorary Life Member of the Society.
The award is made in recognition of the significant contribution of a member of the Society to Australian mammalogy and consists of a medal and letter from the President. Award recipients are named as Fellows of the Society and are invited to present the Troughton Memorial Lecture at an Annual Meeting of the Society.
- Only members of the Society are eligible for the award.
- Nominations must be made by another member of the Society.
- The award may be made annually to a member of the Australian Mammal Society who has made a significant contribution to Australian mammalogy.
- The criteria for judging the award include publications, presented papers and other work relevant to the member’s contribution to Australian mammalogy as assessed by the President and an adhoc panel appointed by the President.
- Nominations for the award shall be called at least three months prior to the Annual General Meeting.
- The award is made at the dinner of the Annual Meeting.
- The award may not be made if the panel decides that no nominations reach the required standard in that year.
How to nominate
To nominate a member for the award, provide a written nomination to the President of the Society.
Nominations should include a statement of the person’s contribution to Australian mammalogy and a summary of the person’s work including publications, presented papers and other contributions in evidence of their contribution.
Troughton Medal Recipients
2023 Marilyn Renfree
2019 Kath Handasyde
2018 Lynne Selwood
2014 Graeme Coulson
2010 Andrew Cockburn
2008 Chris Johnson
2004 Geoff Sharman
2003 Ian Hume
2003 Pat Woolley
2002 John Seebeck
1997 Tim Flannery
1990 Terry Dawson
1988 Tony Lee
1985 Gordon Lyne
1983 John Calaby
1982 Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
1980 Chris Dickman
1979 Dan Irby
1978 Ruth Rofe