The Lindbergh Foundation Believes that Innovative Science and Technology Hold the Key to Addressing Humanity’s Environmental and Productivity Challenges

Certificates of Merit: 2000's

Certificates of Merit: 2011

Dr. Marcela Uhart
Wildlife Conservation Society, Chubut, Argentina
"Using Biomarker Techniques to Predict Toxicity in Yellow Anaconda that Feed on Lead Poisoned Ducks in Argentina"

Dr. Russell Burke
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
"Using Data-Logging Technology to Track Jamaica Bay Diamondback Terrapins"

Certificates of Merit: 2009

Dr. Steve W. Ross
UNC Center for Marine Science, Wilmington, NC     
“Protecting Deep-Sea Coral Habitat by Designing Drop Camera and Lander Systems”

Fernanda D'Agostino
Portland, Ore.    
“Using the Connection Between Art ad Science to Display the Fluid Flight Dynamics of the Vaux Swift in order to Protect the Birds and their Habitat"

Joseph Duff
Operation Migration, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada    
"Reintroducing a Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes in Eastern North America Using Ultralight Aircraft"

Andrea Stierle
Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, Mont.   
“Using Enzyme Inhibition to Guide the Isolation of New Anticancer Agents from Microbes Found in Abandoned Montana Copper Mines"

Certificates of Merit: 2008

Dr. Harvey B. Lillywhite
Department of Zoology, University of Florida
“Using Aerial Imagery from Micro Air Vehicles to Document the Effects of Climate Change at Sea Horse Key”

Dr. Steve W. Ross
UNC Center for Marine Science, Wilmington, NC     
“Protecting Deep-Sea Corals by Designing Drop Camera and Lander Systems to Evaluate Their Habitat”

Jennifer Selgrath
Project Seahorse, Vancouver, BC, Canada       
“Protecting Marine Biodiversity Using Satellite Images to study Coastal Changes Resulting from Destructive Fishing Practices in the Philippines”

Kelly Garbach
University of California, Davis, CA           
“Promoting Sustainable Agro Forestry to Reduce Deforestation in Costa Rica”


Certificates of Merit: 2007

Robert J. Smith, Ph.D.
The University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
"Evaluating Aquatic Insects as a Critical Food Resource for Landbirds in Northern Michigan"

Donald Hey
The Wetlands Initiative, Chicago, Illinois
"Restoring Wetlands Through Construction of Nutrient Farming Projects Along the Illinois River"


Certificates of Merit: 2006

Dr. Paul R. Haberstroh
Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
"Investigating the Source of 'Black Carbon' Content of Rivers and Marine Sedimentary Environments.  Is it from Combustion of Fossil Fuels or Re-suspended Bedrock?"

Dr. Margaret A. Coffman
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti
"Empowering Students in Ecology and the Arts by Using Computer-Based Analysis of Natural Sounds and Creating Original Musical Compositions of Bird Songs"

Philip D. Tanimoto
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"Mapping Ecosystems Across Eight Countries of Meso-America, Focusing on Land Cover, Remaining Cloud Forests and Avian Habitat Distribution"


Certificates of Merit: 2005

Gary Selnow, Ph.D.
WiRED International, Inc., San Francisco State University
"Using Computers as a Health Education Vehicle for Transmitting Crucial Aids Prevention Information in Africa"

John Gates
University of Oxford
"Combining Technologies to Determine the Impact of Environmental Changes on Groundwater Replenishment Rates in the Water-Stressed Region of the Badain Jaran Desert in Northwest China"

Amanda Swenson Lobell
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
"Determining the Molecular Evolution of Genes involved in Human Pregnancy"

Marco Caiado
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Developing and Disseminating a Method to improve Watershed Water Quality in the Tropics by Controlling Pollutants from nearby Agricultural Fields"


Certificates of Merit: 2004

Jonathan Belmaker
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
"Determining the Impact of Artificial Reef Development on Coral Reef Conservation in the Red Sea"

Jeffrey M. Reader
Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Using Micro-chemical Analysis of the Scales, Earstones, and Eye Lenses of the Atlantic Salmon to Determine their Oceanic Distribution and Migratory Patterns"

Laura E. Farrell
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Using DNA Analysis and Scat Dogs to Determine Bobcat and Lynx Diet and Distribution in the Northern Forests of Maine and New Hampshire"


Certificates of Merit: 2003

Dr. Melissa K. Stuart
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri
"Adding a Gene to the Baculovirus Biopesticide to Interrupt Normal Insect Metabolism for Natural, Selective Insect Control"

David Boling
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
"Investigating Archaeological Evidence in Iceland to Demonstrate How the Atmosphere and Environment Contributed to the Spread of Disease"

Dr. Menna Jones
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
"Filming Tasmanian Pups in Their Dens to Learn How to Save Them From the Predatory Red Fox in Tasmania"


Certificates of Merit:  2002 -- None awarded

Certificates of Merit: 2001

Kevin Johnson
Environmental Designer, Minneapolis, MN
Daniel Wovcha
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN
"Restoring Native Plant Species Diversity in Upper Midwest Urban Rain Gardens"

Joseph P. Phelps
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
"Using Stable Isotope Ratios Found in the Feathers of Migratory Songbirds to Determine their Location of Origin"

Zhenhua Sun, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
"Developing Biodegradable Film Polymers using Modified Starch"


Certificates of Merit: 2000

Ylva Besmer
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
"Creating Low-Cost, Biological Strategies to Improve Soil Fertility, and Increase Crop Yields and Pest Resistance in Malawi, East Africa"

Dr. John Duffy
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts
"Using Solar Power to Bring Electricity to Medical Facilities in Remote Villages of the Peruvian Andes"

Dr. David Lentz
The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
"Discovering Sustainable Agroforestry Practices of the Ancient Mayan People of Tikal, Guatemala"

Dr. Ann E. Russell
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
"Evaluating Two Agricultural Management Techniques For Their Ability to Improve Soil Fertility While Preserving Forest Resources in Mexico"

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