Alwyn Gentry’s legacy to tropical biology was not limited to the phenomenal contributions he made to the study of diversity and conservation of tropical plants. He was a caring and supportive mentor to students from all over the Americas. In remembrance and recognition of the contributions of a singular scientist, colleague, mentor, and friend, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation presents Alwyn Gentry Awards for the best student papers each year at its Annual Meeting. Two awards are given each year, one for the best student oral presentation, and one for the best student poster. Individuals who have been students within the previous 12 months are eligible, inclu

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