John S. Boyer, E.I. DuPont Professor Emeritus in the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Boyer has received numerous awards over the course of his career. He is a former president of the American Society of Plant Physiologists and received that group's Shull Award in 1977 for outstanding contributions to the field. He is a fellow of the Crop Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy, the Japan Crop Science Society, the Climate Laboratory of New Zealand and others. He is a distinguished scholar and teacher, and has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the effects of water on the physiology of land and marine plants. He has published close to 150 articles and books and holds one patent.