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The Tropical Biology Award is awarded every two years to a person or group for their overall contribution to tropical biology.

Nominations are made by members of the Editorial Board and the decision is made by simple majority vote.

The award consists of a certificate and the publication of an article about the winners and their work, in the International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation.


Year: 2010
Name: Dr. Diomedes Quintero Arias
About the winner: For several decades Dr. Quintero has conducted field research throughout the Americas, from the U.S. to the Atacama Desert in Chile. His work has focused on the biodiversity of tropical arthropods, for which it has made ​​research trips to the Amazon jungles of Peru and Brazil.
Read a full review about the winner.