The Distinguished Fellowship is the highest honour the society can confer to individuals for their outstanding service to the society and/or their exceptional contribution to the mission of ESEB.
Distinguished Fellow of ESEB awarded in 2013
Rolf Hoekstra, emeritus professor of genetics at the University of Wageningen, is a distinguished theoretical evolutionary biologist. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology between 1996 and 1999, and ESEB’s President between 2003 and 2005.
Read more about his research at Hoekstra’s website at Wageningen University
Stephen C. Stearns
Distinguished Fellow of ESEB awarded in 2007
Read more about his research at Stearns’ website at Yale University
John Maynard Smith
Distinguished Fellow of ESEB awarded in 1997
Read more about John Maynard Smith at Wikipedia
Distinguished fellows are appointed by the membership on recommendation of the council. Each ESEB member may put a motion to the council to appoint a specific person as distinguished fellow. Nominations for distinguished fellows should include a brief description of the candidate’s contributions or achievements, maybe accompanied by a short biography, and should be sent to the ESEB office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject: Distinguished Fellow Nomination). Nominations will be evaluated by the Council at the next Council meeting. In line with the ESEB constitution, every two-year period just one person may be appointed distinguished fellow.