Nominations for the 2017 Bleeker Awards are Now Open!

10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference, Tahiti

Since 2005, the Indo-Pacific Fish Conference (IPFC) has had the privilege of presenting the Bleeker Award, an award that honours individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of ichthyology in the Indo-Pacific. The award honours the memory of Pieter Bleeker, the late father of Indo-Pacific Ichthyology. Previous recipients of the award include John E Randall, and J Howard Choat in 2005 (pictures on the left), followed by Peter Sale and Bill Eschmeyer in 2009, and Gerald Allen and Jeff Leis in 2013.

Nominations for the 2017 Bleeker Awards are now open and will be presented to two ichthyologists for “an outstanding body of published work in Indo-Pacific ichthyology, with a focus on either on systematics or ecology”.
The winners of Bleeker awards will have to give a talk about their research during the 10th IPFC in Tahiti from 2-6 October, 2017.
Nominations may be made by any ichthyologist, including self-nominations, and should include:

  • Details of the nominee’s specific contributions to, and their impacts on, Indo-Pacific ichthyology (3 pages),
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (2 pages)
  • A list of publications.

Nominations should be submitted as an e-mail attachment by 28th February 2017 to the Chair of the Bleeker Award Committee, Professor Lynnath Beckley, and copied to the Chairman of 10th IPFC, Professor David Lecchini.

Thanks to a strong partnership between the CRIOBE and Air Tahiti Nui (official airline partner of the 10th IPFC) and InterContinental Tahiti Resort (official hotel partner of the 10th IPFC)

We are pleased to offer recipients of the 2017 Beeker Award: