The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) solicits nominations for the Joseph S. Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in Ichthyology. The award recognizes a member of ASIH for an outstanding body of work in any area of ichthyology, including, but not limited to: ecology, behavior, life history, genetics, conservation, and systematics. The award is granted principally on the basis of the quality of the awardee's research; consideration is also given to the educational impact and service record of the nominee.

The recipient, selected by the Nelson Award Selection Committee, is announced during the plenary session of the ASIH annual meeting and is presented with an engraved crystal award commemorating a prestigious career devoted to the study o

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