Leaders and researchers of the Bureau of Economic Geology recently gathered at the annual First Author Publication Awards dinner to celebrate another fruitful year of impactful publications—the Bureau’s most vital product. The event, which recognized 38 first authors of papers written in 2018, was a wonderful opportunity for the diverse Bureau family to come together, share excitement about broad areas of research, and honor the work of a wide spectrum of authors. Last year, Bureau researchers published 123 peer-reviewed papers, and were first authors on 48 of these or co-authors on another 18 that were first-authored by their graduate students.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Tinker Family BEG Publication Award, “given in recognition of an exemplary publication of demonstrated or expected scientific or economic impact, or that otherwise increases the visibility of the Bureau scientific community.”
This year’s recipients were the Bureau’s Oliver Duffy, Tim Dooley, Mike Hudec, and Naiara Fernandez, along with coauthors Martin Jackson, Christopher Jackson, and Juan Soto, for their paper “Structural evolution of salt-influenced fold-and-thrust belts: a synthesis and new insights from basins containing isolated salt diapirs.” Runners-up included Andras Fall; Lucy Ko, Steve Ruppel, Bob Loucks, and Tongwei Zhang; and Alexander Sun and Todd Caldwell.
Please join us in congratulating all of these successful authors!