Kenneth S. Norris Award

Kenneth S. Norris Lifetime Achievement Award

The Society for Marine Mammalogy established the Kenneth S. Norris career achievement award in honour of the Society’s founding president and one of the truly great figures from our past. The Norris award is an acknowledgement of exemplary lifetime contributions to science and society through research, teaching, and service in marine mammalogy.  The Award is granted every second year, in association with the Society’s biennial conference.  The 2017 award recipient, Dr. Randy Reeves, gave a compelling plenary lecture on the plight of river dolphins and a paper on his work will be published in Marine Mammal Science in 2018.

Nominees for the Norris award are provided by the Society’s President, President-elect, Scientific Advisory Committee Chair, and Journal Editor. The award recipient is selected from this group by vote of the Board of Governors of the Society and the Board of Associate Editors of Marine Mammal Science.

The Norris Award winners are: