Past Global Award Winners

Emeritus Members

The Emeritus Membership award is a high honor usually reserved for retirees who have made sustained and distinguished contributions to the global SETAC society and one or more of its geographic units.

Pim de Voogt
Eugene Kenaga (deceased)
Donald I. Mount
John Cairns, Jr. (deceased)
Ruth M. Patrick (deceased)
John B. Sprague

Nicolaas T. de Oude (deceased)
Donald Mackay (deceased)
C. H. (Herb) Ward
Rodney Parrish
Albertus (Bart) Bosveld

David (Dave) Arnold
William (Bill) Bishop
Munro R. Mortimer
John C. Chapman
Eugene Mancini (deceased)
Bruce Vigon

And we are pleased to acknowledge the three Honorary Life Members from the Australasian Society of Ecotoxicology (now merged with SETAC):

Margaret Burchett
Des Connell
David Leece


The SETAC Fellows Award was created in 2010 to recognize members demonstrating both (i) significant long-term scientific or science policy contributions and (ii) service and leadership within SETAC.


Roman Lanno
Teresa Norberg-King


Anne Alix
Beatrice Opeolu
Greg Cope
Todd Anderson


Gertie Arts
Douglas Fort
Charles Menzie
Patricia Ramirez Romero
Ross Smith
Chris Wood


George Cobb
David Fischer
Karsten Liber
Jörg Römbke


Mónica Amorim
Sabine Apitz
Alistair Boxall
Bryan Brooks
Richard Di Giulio
Elaine Dorward-King
Robert Hoke
Henner Hollert
Ruth Hull
Karen Kidd

Joseph Meyer
Ellen Mihaich
Miguel Mora
Mary Reiley
Mark Servos
Donald Tillitt
Eddy Zeng


Scott Belanger
Timothy Canfield
Ronald Kendall
Kenneth Leung
Barnett Rattner
Daniel Schlenk
Wen-Xiong Wang


Harold Bergman
Theo C.M. Brock
Allen Burton
Miriam Diamond
Jeffrey Giddings
Christopher W. Hickey
Larry Kapustka
Steve Klaine
Wayne Landis
Lorraine Maltby
Paolo Masoni
Peter Matthiessen
Mike McLaughlin
Jennifer Lee Stauber
Jane Staveley
William Stubblefield
Paul van den Brink
Joke Van Wensem


Graeme Batley
Peter Campbell
Phil Dorn
John Elliott
William Goodfellow
Patrick Guiney
Jim Oris
Ralph Stahl
Charles Tyler
Barbara Walton


Gerald T. Ankley
John Cairns, Jr.
Dominic Di Toro
John Giesy
Donald Mackay
Donald I. Mount
Derek Muir
John B. Sprague
Glenn Suter
Deborah Swackhamer
C. Herb Ward


William J. Adams
Peter Chapman
Steven Eisenreich
Anne Fairbrother
Ronald Hites
Peter Landrum
Samuel Luoma
Michael McLachlan
Keith Solomon
John Sumpter
Shinsuke Tanabe


Founders Award Winners

The Founders Award is the highest SETAC award and is given to an individual with an outstanding career in the environmental sciences.

Frank Wania, 2022
Ronald Kendall, 2021
Theo Brock, 2020
Peter Campbell, 2019
Harold Bergman, 2018
Thomas Parkerton, 2017
Nancy Denslow, 2016
Charles Tyler, 2015
Anne Fairbrother, 2014
Samuel Luoma, 2013
William J. Adams, 2012
Michael McLachlan, 2011
Steven Eisenreich, 2010
Deborah Swackhamer, 2009
Gerald T. Ankley, 2008

John Sumpter, 2007
Keith Solomon, 2006
Shinsuke Tanabe, 2005
Glenn Suter, 2004
Michael Newman, 2003
Wesley Birge, 2002
Peter Chapman, 2001
Derek Muir, 2000
Peter Landrum, 1999
C. Herb Ward, 1998
Dominic Di Toro, 1997
Robert Ringer, 1996
John Giesy, 1995
John Casida, 1994
Ronald Hites, 1993

Werner Stumm, 1992
Samuel W. Karickhoff, 1991
Donald Mackay, 1990
John B. Sprague, 1989
Fumio Matsumura, 1988
Donald I. Mount, 1987
William D. Ruckelshaus, 1986
Eugene E. Kenaga, 1985
Robert L. Metcalf, 1983
Ruth Patrick, 1982
Eugene P. Odum, 1981
John Cairns, Jr., 1981
Joshua Lederberg, 1980


Global Partners Capacity-Building Award Winner

The Capacity-Building Award was created in 2008 to recognize individuals or groups for their contribution toward building capacity in the environmental sciences within countries with developing economies.

Kuan-Chun Lee, 2020
Helena Silva de Assis, 2018
Fabiana Lo Nostro, 2018
Tatiana Heid Farley, 2018

Karina Miglioranza, 2018
Keith Solomon, 2017
Silke Bollmohr, 2016
Terence P. Boyle, 2014
John Giesy, 2013
Michael Kishimba, 2012
Kelly Munkittrick, 2012



Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award Winner

Renamed in 1999 to honor Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry founding Editor-in-Chief C.H. (Herb) Ward for his important contributions to the founding and development of SETAC, this award recognizes any past or present SETAC member who has performed long-term, exceptionally high-quality service to the Society.

Rick Wenning, 2022
Michelle Embry, 2021
Ruth Hull, 2018
Diane Nacci, 2017
Timothy J. Canfield, 2016
Eugene Mancini, 2016
Joke van Wensem, 2015
William E. Bishop, 2014
George Cobb, 2013
Michael McLaughlin, 2012
William Goodfellow, 2011
Ellen Mihaich, 2010
Philip Howard, 2009
Watze de Wolf, 2008
Fred Heimbach, 2007
Graeme Batley, 2006
Lorraine Maltby, 2005
Paul M. Merhle, 2004
Joseph Gorsuch, 2003
Teresa Norberg-King, 2002
Kenneth Dickson, 2001
Charles Pittinger, 2000
Foster Mayer, 1999
Richard Kimerle, 1996
Nico de Oude, 1995
Richard Tucker, 1994
James Fava, 1993
Rodney Parrish, 1992
Jeffrey M. Giddings, 1991
C. Herb Ward, 1990


Rachel Carson Award Winner

The Rachel Carson Award is bestowed only once every four years at a SETAC World Congress.

David Schindler, 2016
Lars-Otto Reiersen, 2012
Timothy Flannery, 2008
Daniel W. Anderson, 2004
Edward O. Wilson, 2004
Theo Colborn, 2003
David Pimentel, 2002
Lucille F. Stickel, 1998
Richard A. Conway, 1997
Robert Bateman, 1996
Raymond Loehr, 1995
Jack Vallentyne, 1992
Sherwood Roland, 1988



SETAC / ICA Chris Lee Award for Metals Research Winner

The SETAC / ICA Chris Lee Award for Metals Research, is given to a graduate student or recent graduate who has focused on research related to the fate and/or effects of metals in the environment.

David Lee Haskins, 2022
Darren Koppel, 2021
Christopher Kotalik, 2020
Francesca Gissi, 2019
Raissa Mendonca, 2018
Maikel Rosabal Rodriguez, 2017
Tamzin A. Blewett, 2016
Anne Cremazy, 2015
Yamini Gopalapillai, 2014
Monica D. Poteat, 2013
Kevin Brix, 2012
Justin Conley, 2011
Nilima Gandhi, 2010
Wai Man Kwong, 2009
Tham Chung Hoang, 2008
Martin Tsui, 2007
Ian Oliver, 2006
Lisa D. Kraemer, 2005
Eric Pane, 2004
Karel de Schamphelaere, 2003



SETAC Journals Best Paper Awards

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) and Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) each bestow a best paper award annually for an article that was published in the prior volume year.

For a full list of previous winners and access to their papers, please visit the Best Paper Award pages

ET&C     |      IEAM

SETAC Journals Best Student Paper Award

In late 2015, the ET&C Best Student Paper Award was expanded to include IEAM and changed to the “SETAC Journals Best Student Paper Award” and introduced a generous cash award from its sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive.

Pijar Religia, Osaka University, Japan, 2021
Mutation of the Cytochrome P450 CYP360A8 Gene Increases Sensitivity to Paraquat in Daphnia magna

Jackelyn Feehan and Joseph Monaghan, Vancouver Island University, Canada, 2020
Direct Measurement of Acid Dissociation Constants of TraceOrganic Compounds at Nanomolar Levels in Aqueous Solutionby Condensed Phase–Membrane Introduction MassSpectrometry

Mohd Firdaus B Mohd Anuar, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2019
Fate, uptake, and distribution of nanoencapsulated pesticides in soil-earthworm systems and implica- tions for environmental risk assessment

Erin Maloney, University of Saskatchewan, 2018
Cumulative toxicity of neonic- otinoid insecticide mixtures to Chironomus dilutus under acute exposure scenarios

Bryanna K. Eisner, University of Saskatchewan, 2017
Cross-species comparison of relative potencies and relative sensitivities of fishes to dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans, and polychlorinated biphenyls in vitro

Rebecca S. Lazarus, University of Maryland; US Geological Survey, 2016
Exposure and food web transfer of pharmaceuticals in ospreys (Pandion haliaetus): Predictive model and empirical data

Past Winners of the ET&C Best Student Paper Award

Francesca Gissi, University of Wollongong, 2015
A robust bioassay to assess the toxicity of metals to the Antarctic marine microalga Phaeocyctis antarctica

Ryan Prosser, University of Guelph, 2014
Toxicity of biosolids-derived triclosan and triclocarban to six crop species

Yamini Gopalapillai, University of Guelph, 2013
Effect of major cations (Ca2+, Mg2+, NA+, K+) and anions (SO2-4, CI-, NO-3) on Ni accumulation and toxicity in aquatic plan (Lemma minor L.): Implications for Ni risk assessment

Michel Lavoie, INRS-ETE, 2012
Influence of essential elements on cadmium uptake and toxicity in a unicellular green alga: The protective effect of trace zinc and cobalt concentrations

SETAC/Procter & Gamble Fellowship

The SETAC / Procter & Gamble Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science, was sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Company and provided $15,000 (USD) for 1-year Ph.D. studies. This award is no longer active.

Past Awards Winners:

2018- Julie Krzykwa “Advancing animal alternatives in toxicity testing: The use of developmental abnormalities in fish embryos to predict chronic toxicity and adverse outcome.” Texas Christian University, USA

2017- Francesca Gissi “Development of new risk assessment in sound management and regulations of chemicals.”

2016-  Evelyn Stinckens “An alternative testing strategy for the fish early life-stage test using the adverse outcome pathway framework.” University of Antwerp

2015- David W. Brew “Environmental Metabolomics and Biomonitoring of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Wild Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) from Georgia, USA Estuaries.” University of Georgia

2014 – Ling Jin. “Novel Tools to Assess Combined Effect of Bioaccumulative Chemicals in Marine Wildlife.” The University of Queensland

2013- Laura Carter. “Predicting the uptake of ionisable compounds into soil invertebrates” University of York, UK

2012 – Brett Blackwell. “Transport and potential biological effects of particulate bound veterinary growth promoters emanating from beef cattle feedyards of the Southern High Plains, USA.” Texas Tech University, USA

2011 – Debora Jesabel Perez. “Potential of the wetland macrophyte Bidens laevis L. as biomonitor of genotoxic effects of the insecticide endosulfan.” Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina

2010 – Patricks Voua Otomo. “Assessing the Role of Temperature in Metal Toxicity to Soil Organisms by using Biomarkers and Life Cycle Responses.” University of Sellenbosch, South Africa

2009 – Michelle Blickley. “Investigating the Bioavailability and Toxicological Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials Quantum Dot, in Marine Teleosts.” Duke University, USA

2008 – Sagarika Mohanty. “Effect of Surfactant Enhanced Bioavailability on Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons.” Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

2007 – Nynke Kramer. “The Consequences of Bioavailability in In Vitro Systems.” Utrecht University, Netherlands

2006 – Karen Eisenreich. “Comparative Metabolism and Potential Implications of Brominated Flame Retardant Exposure in Two Species of Turtles.” University of Maryland, USA

2005 – Janet Cumming. “Environmental Behavior and Ecotoxicology of Polymeric Quaternary Ammonium Salts as Used in Cosmetic Applications.” Griffith University School of Australian Environmental Studies, Brisbane, Australia.

2004 – Barbara Luchsinger. “Novel Bioanalytical Technique for Chemically Reactive Species.” Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science & Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland.

2003 – Lance J. Schuler. “Collection and Interpretation of Body Residue-Effects Data for Use in Ecological Risk Assessments.” Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA

2002 – Luis Rodrigo Orrego. “Effect of Pulp & Paper Mill Effluent on Bio Bio River in Central Chile: Use of reproductive, physiological, and biochemical biomarkers.” University of Concepción, Chile.