2023 Richard and Minnie Windler Award Recipients


Christopher P. Randle (Sam Houston State University)

Additional Authors:

The subject editors of Castanea, Wayne Barger (Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources), Jennifer Boyd (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Ben Gahagen (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College), Jonathan Horton (University of North Carolina at Asheville), and Alexander Krings (North Carolina State University).


May – 2022



The Richard and Minnie Windler Award recognizes the authors of the best systematics and ecology papers published in Castanea during the previous year. For 2022, authors of two articles were selected as winners: Katherine Culatta, Alexander Krings, Lilian P. Matallana-Ramirez, and Ross Whetten for their article, “Clarifying Taxonomic Boundaries in Nuphar sagittifolia (Nymphaeaceae): Insights from Morphology and Population Genetic Diversity” (Castanea 87[1]:81–104), and Amy Hessl, Andrew M. Liebhold, and Morgan L. Leef for their article, “Dendrochronological Reconstruction of the Historical Invasion of Balsam Woolly Adelgid, Adelges piceae, Feeding on Canaan Fir, Abies balsamea subsp. phanerolepis in the Central Appalachian Mountains” (Castanea 87[1]:1–11).