The New Phytologist Tansley Medal

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Information for applicants


The New Phytologist Tansley Medal is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science by an individual in the early stages of their career (including students and any researcher with up to five years’ experience since gaining/defending their PhD). The winner will receive a prize of £2000 (GBP) and will author a short review that will be published in New Phytologist, accompanied by an Editorial.


Applications for the 2016 Tansley Medal are currently open but will close on 30 November 2015. Submissions can be made here.


Please contact us for further information or read the selection procedure, rules and list of past winners.

2014 Tansley Medal

The winner of the 2014 Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science is Dr William R. L. Anderegg of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA whose Minireview is titled ‘Spatial and temporal variation in plant hydraulic traits and their relevance for climate change impacts on vegetation'.

William’s Minireview was published in Vol. 205 Issue 3 of New Phytologist along with all of the shortlisted competition articles and an accompanying Editorial by Sarah Lennon, Managing Editor, New Phytologist and Liam Dolan, Section and Tansley review Editor, New Phytologist.

See also the interview with the 2014 Tansley Medal winner William Anderegg.