Early Career Award

The Early Career Award was instituted by the Society in 2005 to recognize outstanding research by scientists at the beginnings of their careers. This award is a monetary award made annually for exceptionally creative, independent contributions by an individual, whether or not a member of the Society, who is generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. on January 1st of the year of the presentation. Breaks in careers will be considered when addressing the time limit of this award.

2021 Winner

The Early Career Award acknowledges outstanding research by a scientist generally not more than seven years post-Ph.D. This year’s Early Career Award recipient is Troy Magney.

2021 Winner: Troy Magney

The ASPB Early Career Award is bestowed to Dr. Troy Magney, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at University of California, Davis. Troy obtained a BA in Physical Geography and International Studies at University of Denver and completed PhD in Natural Resources at University of Idaho in 2015. As a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at California Institute of Technology, Troy developed innovative interdisciplinary approaches to understand vegetative structure and function from individual plant leaves to the whole planet by linking remote sensing and plant physiological data across multiple temporal and spatial scales. In 2019, Troy started his own laboratory at UC Davis and undertook a number of federally funded projects to drive innovations from ecophysiology to agriculture by integrating plant physiology, biophysics, remote sensing, and environmental informatics.

Hiroshi Maeda, Chair (2017-2023)
Christine Scoffoni, Past Winner (2020-2021)
Charlie Anderson (2020-2023)
Paula McSteen (2020-2023)
Sylvia Lee, Staff Liaison