These awards are for excellence in research at the mammalian organismic level and can be (but not limited to) projects that are ecological, morphological, or behavioral in nature.
William B. Davis Award - Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation
The William B. Davis Award is presented for the best oral presentation in classical mammalogy at the organismal level by a graduate student. Eligibility is open to any graduate student who has not previously received this award. The William B. Davis Award was established in 1998 in honor of William B. Davis (1902-1995), a leading mammalogist in Texas and the first Head of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University. Davis authored or co-authored five editions of “Mammals of Texas” (1947, 1960, 1966, 1974, 1994).
Rollin H. Baker Award - Best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation
The Rollin H. Baker Award is presented for the best oral presentation in classical mammalogy at the organismal level by an undergraduate student. Eligibility is open to any undergraduate student who has not previously received this award. The Rollin H. Baker Award was established in 2002 in honor of Rollin H. Baker (1916-2007), president of the Society in 1984-1985 and an active member of TSM from 1984 until his death in 2007.
Vernon Bailey Graduate Award - Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation
Vernon Bailey Undergraduate Award - Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation
The Vernon Bailey Awards are presented for the best poster presentations given by one graduate student and one undergraduate student in classical mammalogy at the organismal level. Eligibility is open to any student who has not previously received the award at the respective academic level. The initial Vernon Bailey Award was established in 2004 in honor of Vernon Bailey (1864-1942), Chief Field Naturalist and Senior Biologist for the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Biological Survey from 1897 to 1933. Bailey conducted the first and most complete biological survey of Texas, from 1889 to 1905.