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Honors & Awards

1978: Stoye Award for Best Student Paper (runner-up), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
1979:  Seawright Award for Best Student Paper, Western Society of Naturalists.
1989:  Distinguished Marine Biologist Lectureship, Marine Science Program, University of Puerto Rico. 
1990:  Eminent Ecologist Lectureship, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University. 
1991:  Vice-President of the Gilbert Ichthyological Society. 
1994:  Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Research and Teaching at James Cook University, Australia. 
1996:  Offered position as Maytag Endowed Chair of Ichthyology, University of Miami. 
1998:  Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Top Professor Award, Oregon State University. 
1998:  Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching, Oregon State University. 
1999:  Aldo Leopold Leadership Program Fellowship, sponsored by the Ecological Society of America. 
1999:  Marine Superspeaker Lectureship, Duke University Marine Laboratory. 
2000:  Appointed to Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee.
2001:  Ron Hering Mission of Service Award, The ManKind Project. 
2002:  Offered position as Mote Eminent Scholar in Fisheries Ecology, Florida State University. 
2003:  Re-appointed to Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee as subcommittee chair. 
2004:  President of the Western Society of Naturalists. 
2004:  Recognition by ISI Citation Index as most cited author on coral reef ecology in Nothern and Western Hemisphere in past decade. 
2005:  Re-appointed to Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee (elected Chair in 2006). 
2006: Appointed to National Science Foundation Geosciences Advisory Committee (appointed Chair of Ocean Sciences Subcommittee in 2007).
2007: William Evans Visiting Fellow, University of Otago, New Zealand.
2010: Gilfillan Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science, Oregon State University.