Stanley I. Auerbach Award
Presented annually to individual below the rank of Senior Research Staff Member. Recognizes sustained, high-quality, creative scientific contributions in support of basic research, technology development, or analysis as demonstrated by publication in refereed journals of high reputation or by significant impact through application of science in solution of complex environmental problems.
Tristram O West
Citation: In recognition of significant scientific contributions that have deepened our understanding of relationships between agro-ecosystems and the global carbon cycle, including the role of humans in greenhouse gas emissions and terrestrial soil carbon management; and for creative and impactful synthesis of field data, remote sensing products, and numerical models to assess climate impacts of managed ecosystems at regional and global scales.