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Group photos Texas OODs
Five days of oaking in the Lone Star State.
Roderick Cameron | Oct 21, 2023
Tour Participants on Fiddler Peak
An account of the Tour guided by Sean Hogan
Website Editor | Oct 19, 2023
Quercus pacifica
An collection specializing in native Californian oaks
Christina Varnava | Oct 18, 2023

Plant Focus

A small but mature Alabama sandstone oak producing acorns © Patrick Thompson
A Critically Endangered dwarf oak 

IOS Service Awards

Since the 2000 International Oak Conference, Service Awards honor individuals (non-members as well as members of the Society) who have made devoted long-term efforts to the genus Quercus and/or to the advancement of the goals of the IOS.

There are two categories of awards: 

  1. Lifetime Service Award: this award is given to individuals who over a lifetime have devoted efforts to the genus Quercus or contributed to the Society and the advancement its goals. 
     
  2. Special Service Award: this award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to our knowledge of oaks or to the advancement of the Society’s goals. 
     

Past recipients are listed below.

Special Service Award

  • 2022 Roderick Cameron (Uruguay), Jeannine Cavender-Bares (USA), Janet Cobb (USA), David Cranwell (New Zealand), Min Deng (China)
  • 2018 Andrew Hipp (USA), David Richardson (USA), Mike Meléndrez (USA), Charles Snyers d'Attenhoven (Belgium)
  • 2015 Allen Coombes (UK), Antoine Kremer (France), Dirk Benoit (Belgium), Marcie Mayer, Bob McCartney (USA)
  • 2012 Doug McCreary (USA) 
  • 2009 Ron Lance, Matt Strong (USA), Thierry Lamant (France), Michel Timacheff, Antoine Le Hardÿ de Beaulieu (Belgium)
  • 2006 Richard Jensen (USA), Dan Keiser (USA), Christian Spinelli (Costa Rica)
  • 2003 Diana Gardener (USA), Ed Holm (USA), Rudy Light (USA)

Lifetime Service Award

  • 2022 Michael Avishai (posthumous, Israel), Jean-Louis Hélardot (France), Eike Jablonski (Luxembourg)
  • 2018 James Harris (United Kingdom)
  • 2015 Michel Duhart (France), Francisco Garin (Spain), Diana Gardener (USA)
  • 2012 Michael Heathcoat Amory (United Kingdom), William J. Hess (USA), Bob Berry (New Zealand), Dorothy Holley (United Kingdom), Allan Taylor (USA)
  • 2006 Nihat Gökyigit (Turkey), Hayrettin Karaca (Turkey)
  • 2003 Guy Sternberg (USA)
  • 2000 J.R.P. van Hoey Smith (Holland), Stelian Radu (Romania)