National Medal Presentation
Photo: BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award Winners, 2022, Bilbao Spain. Simon A. Levin first row, fourth from the right. Photo by Carole Levin.
 
Simon A. Levin - Recent Honors & Awards
 
For a complete list of Simon A. Levin's Honors & Awards, click here.
 
2023-2024
2024 Alumni Excellence Award: Terp Research Award, University of Maryland Alumni Association
Simon A. Levin has been awarded the 2024 Alumni Excellence Award: Terp Research Award by the University of Maryland Alumni Association. This prestigious award is presented annually to alumni whose research is transformational and making an impact. To read more, click here.
 
2024 Sven Berggren Prize
Simon A. Levin will receive the 2024 Sven Berggren Prize from the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund Sweden. This award, which is associated with the Sven Berggren Lecture to be delivered at the Society's October meeting, is awarded to an eminent person who has distinguished themselves in the service of science or society, in areas that lie within the Society's sphere of interest.
 
ESA Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award
Theo Gibbs (GS, Levin and Levine Labs), Simon A. Levin, and Jonathan M. Levine have received an honorable mention in the Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper category from the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for their paper "Coexistence in Diverse Communities with Higher-Order Interactions," published in PNAS (2023). To read their paper, click here.
 
Award for Most Cited Paper in the Journal Population Ecology 2021-2023
Simon A. Levin and colleagues have received the award for the most cited paper in Population Ecology, 2021-2023, for their paper, "Fish and Fisheries in Hot Water: What is Happening and How Do We Adapt?. To read their paper, click here.
 
2022
IBA Distinguished Senior Fellow
Simon A. Levin has been selected as Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) Distinguished Senior Fellow for 2022. The Distinguished Senior Fellowship is awarded to established senior scholars who have made outstanding scientific achievements, demonstrated a record of exceptional scientific contributions and active leadership in mathematical biology both as researchers and educators. This fellowship is awarded on even-numbered years to those at associate of full professor rank, who exemplify not only an outstanding level of scientific endeavor but also, through mentoring and leadership, have created scientific opportunities for the future scholars of the field. To read more, click here.
 
Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe)
Simon A. Levin has been elected a member of the Academia Europaea. The Academy was founded in 1988, on the initiative of the United Kingdom's Royal Society and other National Academies in Europe, and is the only academy with individual membership from the Council of Europe states and other nations across the world.
 
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology
Simon A. Levin, Lenore Fahrig (Carleton University), and Steward Pickett (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) have received the fourteenth BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology for incorporating the spatial dimension into ecological science and applying it to the design of nature reserves and more sustainable cities. To read more about the award, visit the Frontiers of Knowledge Awards website. To watch interviews with Fahrig, Levin, and Pickett, click here.
 
2021
American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fellow
Simon A. Levin has been elected a fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for his contributions to the mathematics of ecology, evolution, and epidemiology. For the AMS announcement, click here. To read about the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society Program, click here.
 
Luohan Academy Distingished Fellow
Simon A. Levin has been made a Distinguished Fellow of the Luohan Academy, Hangzhou China.
 
ESA Best Paper Award (Theory Section)
Simon A. Levin is co-author of the paper that received the Ecolgical Society of America's 2021 Outstanding Paper Award (Theory Section). (Goel, N., Guttal, V., Levin, S., and A.C. Staver. 2020. Dispersal increases the resilience of tropical and forest distributions. The American Naturalist 195(5): 833-850. To read the paper, click here.
 
2020
Tsinghua University Awards Simon A. Levin Honorary Professorship
Tsinghua University has awarded Simon A. Levin an Honorary Professorship. An honorary professorship is the highest academic honor that Tsinghua University awards and is given to world leading scholars in recognition of their global impact and academic achievenment. The ceremony in which the title will be conferred on Professor Levin will be announced.
 
ESA Best Paper Award (Theory Section)
Simon A. Levin is co-author of the paper that received the Ecolgical Society of America's 2021 Outstanding Paper Award (Theory Section). (Tekwa, E., Fenichel, E.P., Levin, S.A., and M. Pinsky. 2019. Path-dependent institutions drive alternative stable states in conservation. PNAS 116(2): 689-694. To read the paper, click here.
 
2019
Honorary Doctorate of Science, The University of Victoria
Simon A. Levin received an honorary doctorate from the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for his work as a world leader in mathematical biology on June 15, 2019.
 
One of the Most-Cited 2018 PNAS Papers
Simon A. Levin is a co-author of one of the most-cited 2018 PNAS papers (Klein, E. et al. 2018. Global increase and geographic convergence in antibiotic consumption between 2000 and 2015.
PNAS 115(15): E3463-E3470). To read the paper, click here.
 
International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians Best Paper Award
Simon A. Levin is a co-author of a paper that received the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians Best Paper Award 2018 (Lei, J. et al. 2014. Mathematical model of adult stem cell regulation with cross-talk between genetic and epigenetic regulation. PNAS 111(10): E880-887). To read the paper, click here.
 
2018
Science Board Lifetime Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
Simon A. Levin has been made a science board lifetime fellow of the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
 
2015-17
2017. Elected Fellow, Society for Mathematical Biology
Simon A. Levin has been elected a fellow of the Society for Mathematical Biology. The Society for Mathematical Biology Fellows Program honors members of the Society who are recognized by the scientific and scholarly community as distinguished contributors to the discipline. The Presidents of the Society for Mathematical Biology (Simon A. Levin served as President from 1987-1989) and Editor-in-Chiefs of the
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology were named inaugural Fellows of the Society. To read more, click here.
 
2014 U.S. National Medal of Science
Simon A. Levin was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Science - the nation's highest honor for achievement and leadershop in science. He received the medal in a ceremony held at the White House on May 19, 2016. To read the White House Press Release, click here. To watch the award presentation, click here. To watch the video about Simon A. Levin and his work shown at the White House Gala, click here.
 
2015. Honorary Doctorate of Science from McMaster University
Simon A. Levin was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from McMaster University for playing "a foundational role in transforming ecology into a quantitative, dynamically based science and for being in the forefront of a broad effort to build dynamical models encompassing both ecological and social-economic dynamics." To read more, click here.
 
2014
The Luca Pacioli Prize
The Ca'Foscari University of Venice has awarded Simon A. Levin the 2014 Luca Pacioli Prize. The Prize is named after Luca Pacioli di Sansepolcro, one of the leading figures of the Italian Renaissance and a founding father of the modern disciplines of geometry and accounting. The Pacioli Prize is conferred to internationally renowned scholars who have developed a deep-rooted interdisciplinary approach.
 
Lombard Institute Foreign Member
Simon A. Levin has been elected a foreign member of the Istituto Lombardo Accademia di Scienze e Lettere (Lombard Institute Academy of Science and Letters) in Italy. The Lombard Institute was established in 1797 by Napoleon Bonaparte to explore and refine the physical and mathematical sciences, the moral and political sciences, and the arts and literature. Professor Levin was appointed a foreign member in recognition of his contributions to the matematical sciences.
 
MCMSC Relaunched in Honor of Simon A. Levin
The Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center at Arizona State University has relaunched as the Simon A. Levin Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center.
 
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Simon A. Levin received the 2014 Tyler Prize for bridging ecological research with environmental policy, economics and social science. To read more, click here. To hear his Tyler Prize Laureate Lecture, click here.
 
Co-Author of President's Award for Best Paper in The American Naturalist (with C. Farrior et al., 2013)
To read Farrior et al., 2013, "Competition for Water and Light in Closed-Canopy Forests: A Tractable Model of Carbon Allocation with Implication for Carbon Sinks": .pdf