Catherine Badgley has received the Joseph T. Gregory Award to honor outstanding service to the welfare of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology.
Badgley is spending two months of her sabbatical working with long-time collaborators at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. They are synthesizing three decades of research on the fossil record of mammals and environmental history of the Indian subcontinent that spans the last 20 million years.
She has served on the executive committee of SVP for 12 years, as secretary for six years and then as vice-president, president, and past-president for another six years. As president, she strengthened the international aspects of the society, by appointing members from many different countries to all standing committees and by facilitating the first annual meeting of the society outside North America. Membership in the society grew by about 10 percent during those years and student activities became more prominent.
In addition to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and her affiliation with the Residential College, Badgley is a research scientist in the Museum of Paleontology and in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH).