Awards presented by IAPT
In 1986 IAPT established two Engler medals:
- the Engler Medal in Gold awarded every six years for outstanding lifetime contributions to
plant taxonomy and presented since 1987 at each International Botanical Congress (IBC),
- the Engler Medal in Silver (medal sensu lato) awarded from 1987 to 2001 for a monograph or other work in systematic botany and presented from 1990 to 2002 at various meetings, congresses, symposia, etc.
In 2002 the latter medal was divided into three awards for outstanding publications in these areas:
- the Engler Medal in Silver (medal sensu stricto) awarded for monographic or floristic plant systematics,
- the Stafleu Medal awarded for historical, bibliographic, and/or nomenclatural aspects of plant systematics, and
- the Stebbins Medal awarded for phylogenetic plant systematics and/or plant evolution.
The medals honor Gustav Adolf Engler (24 Mar. 1844-10 Oct. 1930), Frans Antonie Stafleu (8 Sep. 1921-16 Dec. 1997), and George Ledyard Stebbins, Jr. (6 Jan. 1906-19 Jan. 2000).
Compiled by Rudolf Schmid, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) in February 2012