Mason Hale Awards

2021 Ninth International Lichenological Symposium IAL9, Bonito, Brazil (virtual)
  Widhelm, Todd, Field Museum, Chicago (Illinois, U.S.A.)
Work recognized: Phylogenomic Systematics of Lichenized Fungi at Multiple Taxonomic Levels.
References until 2021
2018 11th International Mycological Congress IMC11, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  Resl, Philipp, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Graz (Austria)
Work recognized: The Evolution of Substrate Affinity in Trapelioid Lichen-forming Fungi.
References until 2018
2016 Eighth International Lichenological Symposium IAL8, Helsinki, Finland
  Fernández-Mendoza, Fernando, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Work recognized: Genetic diversity and gene flow between Arctic and Antarctic populations of the lichen Cetraria aculeata along the Andes and the Rocky Mountains.
References until 2016
2014 10th International Mycological Congress IMC10, Bangkok, Thailand
  McDonald, Tami, Duke University, Durham (U.S.A.)
Work recognized: Genomic insights into the lichen symbiosis: Cladonia grayi as a model lichen.
References until 2014
2012 Seventh International Lichenological Symposium IAL7, Bangkok, Thailand
  Dal Grande, Francesco, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt WSL, Birmensdorf (Switzerland)
Work recognized: Phylogeny and co-phylogeography of a photobiont-mediated guild in the lichen family Lobariaceae.
References until 2012
2010 Ninth International Mycological Congress IMC9, Edinburgh, U.K.
  Joneson, Suzanne, Duke University, Durham (USA)
Work recognized: The Molecular Biology of Lichen Symbiosis and Development
References until 2010
2008 Sixth International Lichenological Symposium IAL6, Asilomar, USA
  Ertz, Damien, National Botanical Garden of Belgium, Meise (Belgium)
Work recognized: Morphological, molecular and ecogeographical studies in the family Roccellaceae, with emphasis on Opegrapha and Plectocarpon (lichenized and lichenicolous species).
References until 2008
2006 Eighth International Mycological Congress IMC8, Cairns, Australia
  Werth, Silke, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt WSL, Birmensdorf (Switzerland)
Work recognized: Dispersal and persistence of an epiphytic lichen in a dynamic pasture-woodland landscape.
References until 2006
2004 Fifth International Lichenological Symposium IAL5, Tartu, Estonia
  Walser, Jean-Claude, Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt WSL, Birmensdorf (Switzerland)
Work recognized: Microsatellites as new markers to investigate population genetic processes in lichens using Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm. as a model species.
References until 2004
2003 Forth International Symbiosis Society Congress ISS4, Halifax, Canada
  Beck, Andreas, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (Germany)
Work recognized: Selektivität der Symbionten schwermetalltoleranter Flechten.
References until 2003
2002 Seventh International Mycological Congress IMC7, Oslo, Norway
  Kroken, Scott, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Work recognized: Cryptic speciation and the role of sex in the lichenized fungus Letharia.
References until 2002
2000 Forth International Lichenological Symposium IAL4, Barcelona, Spain
  Miadlikowska, Jolanta M., University of Gdansk, Gdansk (Poland)
Work recognized: Revision of the genus Peltigera (Peltigerineae, Ascomycota) in Poland based on a world-wide phylogenetic synthesis of morphological, chemical and molecular data.
References until 2000
1996 Third International Lichenological Symposium IAL3, Salzburg, Austria
  Lücking, Robert, Universität Ulm, Ulm (Germany)
Work recognized: Foliicolous lichens and their microhabitat preferences in a tropical rain forest in Costa Rica.
References until 1996
1994 Fifth International Mycological Congress IMC5, Vancouver, Canada
  Valladares Ros, Fernando, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Work recognized: Estructura y propiedades fisicas del talo liquenico en la familia Umbilicariaceae.
References until 1994
1992 Second International Lichenological Symposium IAL2, Båstad, Sweden
  Triebel, Dagmar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München (Germany)
Work recognized: Lecideicole Ascomyceten. Eine Revision der obligat lichenicolen Ascomyceten auf lecideoiden Flechten.
References until 1992