"Research certainly enriches my teaching, but it also works the other way around." – Geerat Vermeij

Honors & Awards

The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UC Davis is internationally recognized for its faculty, teaching and research programs.

Billen, Magali Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research AwardAlexander von Humboldt Foundation of Berlin, 2017
Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis, 2010-2011

CAREER, NSF grant from the Faculty Early Career Development, 2007
Carlson, Sandra

Encourage Award, Association for Women Geoscientists, 2016
Paleontological Society: President-Elect 2010-2011; President 2012-2013; Past-President 2014-2015  
Academy Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, 2006
Centennial Fellow of the Paleontological Society, 2005

Casey, William Stumm Medal/Science Innovation award, European Association of Geochemistry, 2010
Fellow, Geochemical Society, 2006
Cooper, Kari Geological Society of America Fellow, 2015
Cowen, Richard University of California Distinguished Teaching Award, 1993
Cowgill, Eric Geological Society of America Fellow, 2014
Day, Howard 2011 Charles P. Nash Prize, UC Davis
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1987
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Ruhr Universitat, Germany, 1977
Fellow, Mineralogical Society of America, Elected 1974
Fulbright Fellow, Geologisk Museum, Norway, 1964
Dewey, John Corresponding Member, Australian Academy of Science, 2011
D.Sc. Hon. Caus., the University of Rennes, 2011
Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, 2008
Career Contribution Award (Structural Geology and Tectonics Division), Geological Society of America, 2006
Fourmarier Medal, Royal Society of Belgium, 1999
Wollaston Medal, Geological Society of London, 1999
Ll.D. (Hon. Caus.) National University of Ireland, 1998
National Academy of Sciences, 1997
D.Sc. (Hon. Caus.) Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1995
Arthur Holmes Medal, European Geophysical Union, 1993
Penrose Medal, Geological Society of America, 1992
European Academy 1990
Fellowship of the Royal Society, 1985
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1977
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1976
Fellow of the Royal Society
Eberhart-Phillips, Donna Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2011
Fogg, Graham 2012 Bureau of Economic Geology Alumnus of the Year
O.E. Meinzer Award, Hydrogeology Division of GSA, 2011
Geological Society of America Fellow, 2003
GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, 2002
Hill, Tessa Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2016

AAAS Public Engagement Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute, 2016-17
Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis, 2014-2015
Academy Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, 2014
National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award, 2013
UC Davis Provost's Faculty Development Award, Fall 2013
UC Davis Hellman Fellow, 2008-2009
UC President's Postdoc, 2004

Kellogg, Louise American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 2013
AAAS Fellow, 2012
American Geophysical Union, Fellow, 2010
Chancellor's Award for Diversity, University of California, Davis, 2005
Francis Birch Lecture, AGU, 2001
Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1992-97
Lesher, Charles Fellow of the Geological Society of America, 2016
Fellow Mineralogical Society of America, 2012
Niels Bohr Professorship, 2012 - Danish National Research Council.
McClain, James University of California Distinguished Teaching Award, 2003
Montañez, Isabel Geological Society of America, Laurence L. Sloss Award, 2017
Chancellor’s Leadership Professor, UC Davis, 2016

Vice President
(President-elect), Geological Society of America, 2016
Geochemical Fellow, Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry, 2016
F. Earl Ingerson Lecture, Geochemical Society, 2012
AAAS Fellow, 2012
Guggenheim Fellow, 2011
Herbert A. Young Society Deans' Fellowship, 2010
Geological Society of America Fellow, 2003
James Lee Wilson Medal for Excellence in Sedimentary Geology, 1996
        (Society of Sedimentary Geology Young Scientist Award)
AAPG J. "Cam" Sproule Memorial Award, 1996 (for best paper by a young scientist, published by AAPG or an affiliated division or society)
SEPM Outstanding Paper in the 1992 Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 1994
Moores, Eldridge UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus, 2013
Distinguished Career Award
(International Division), Geological Society of America, 2006
UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, 2003
Geological Society of London Honorary Fellow, 1997
California Academy of Sciences Fellow, 1996
Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), College of Wooster, 1996
Geological Association of Canada Medal, 1994
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1992
Distinguished Service Award, Geological Society of America, 1988
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1970
Motani, Ryosuke Commendation for Science and Technology: The Young Scientists' Prize, 2007 - The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Gakujutsu Prize, Palaeontological Society of Japan, 2005
CAREER, NSF grant from the Faculty Early Career Development, 2003
Mount, Jeffrey Weider Award for Leadership in Pursuit of Southern California's Water Future, 2006
UC Davis Distinguished Public Service Award, 2005
Co-President's Chair in Undergraduate Education, 2003-2006
Roy J. Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences, UC Davis
California Rivers and Streams: Environmental Book of the Year, Mother Lode Chapter Sierra Club
Mukhopadhyay, Sujoy Gast Lectureship - EAG & Geochemical Society 2013
Navrotsky, Alexandra Roebling Medal, Mineralogical Society of America, 2009
Harry H. Hess Medalist, American Geophysical Union, 2006
Urey Medal, European Association of Geochemistry, 2005
Highly Cited Researchers, ISI Thomson Scientific, 2002
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth Science, 2002
American Ceramic Society Fellow, 2001
Ceramic Educational Council Outstanding Educator Award, 2000
Alexander M. Cruickshank Award, Gordon Research Conference, 2000
Geochemical Society Fellow, 1997
Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society Fellow, 1995
Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1995
President, Mineralogical Society of America, 1992-1993
National Academy of Sciences, 1993
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 1988
Mineralogical Society of America Award and Fellow, 1981
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1973
Osleger, David University of California, Davis, Academic Senate Undergraduate Distinguished Teaching Award, 2011-12
Roeske, Sarah Geological Society of America Fellow, 2008
Rundle, John Quake Sim team: co-recipient of NASA's Software of the Year, 2012
Recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 10 most cited authors in the field of “earthquakes” during 2000 – 2010 (ScienceWatch, 2010)
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2008
2005 NASA Space Act Award - QuakeSim - NASA Tech Brief NPO 41079
Elected Fellow, American Physical Society, 2004
4th Lorenz Lecturer, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December, 2004
Aki Award for Distinguished Service as Chair (1994-1996) of the Advisory Board of the Southern California Earthquake Center, 2001
Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geosciences Research, 1996, by the Geosciences Research Program, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy
Best Paper of the US Geological Survey, Branch of Geologic Risk Assessment, 1989 (with G. King & R. Stein)
Award for Exceptional Contributions in Fundamental Research, Sandia National Laboratories, 1987
Russell, Ann Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, 1994
Rustad, James Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis, 2005-2006
Schiffman, Peter Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professor, University of California, 2014-2015
Shlemon, Roy President's Medal, Geological Society of America, 2008
Spero, Howard American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2014
Faculty Research Lecturer, UC Davis Academic Senate, 2014
Cesare Emilani Lecture, AGU 2013
Humboldt Research Award
, 2013
AAAS Fellow
, 2012
California Academy of Sciences Fellow, 2005
Geological Society of America Fellow, 2003
Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst Germany, International Research Fellow, 2001-2002
Stewart, Sarah
American Geophysical Union: Planetary Sciences Section President, 2015-2017
Harold C. Urey Prize, American Astronomical Society, 2009
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, 2003
Sumner, Dawn Distinguished Career Award, Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America, 2016
Geological Society of America Fellow, 2014
Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis, 2003-2004
Turcotte, Donald Doctor Honoris Causa - The Paris Geophysical Insitute, 2005
Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union, 2003
Highly Cited Researchers, ISI Thomson Scientific
Charles A. Whitter Medal of the American Geophysical Union, 1995
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1994
Geological Society of America Fellow
National Academy of Sciences, 1986
Day Medal of the Geological Society of America, 1981
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 1980
Guggenheim Fellow, 1972
Vermeij, Geerat

Fellows Medal, California Academy of Sciences, 2017
Addison Emery Verrill Medal
, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 2016
Circle of Discovery, University of Maryland, 2008
Paleontological Society Medal, 2006
Faculty Research Lecturer Award, UC Davis Academic Senate, 2004
Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal, National Academy of Sciences, 2001
John Burroughs Society, Best Essay in Natural History, 1997
American Academy of Achievement, Golden Plate Award, 1997
Academy Fellow, California Academy of Sciences, 1992
John D. and Catharine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1992
Book Subsidy Award, General Research Board, University of Maryland, 1984
Award for Excellence in Research, Division of Agriculture and Life Science, University of Maryland, 1983
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1981
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1975-76
Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 1968

Verosub, Kenneth Erasmus Mundus Scholar - The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, 2013
Jefferson Science Fellow - U.S. Department of State (2009-10)
Antarctic Service Medal - United States Congress (2000)
Award for Innovative Excellence, 1998
        Ninth International Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Technology
California Professor of the Year, 1997
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Geological Society of America Fellow, 1997
The Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement, 1996
UC President's Chair for Undergraduate Education, 1995-1996
Royal Astronomical Society Fellow, 1994
Fulbright Scholar, France, 1989-1990
University of California Distinguished Teaching Award, 1988
Yin, Qing-zhu Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis, 2011-12
Zierenberg, Robert Fulbright Scholar, Iceland, 2006