The Ecological Society of America is honored to recognize the following accomplishments in ecology. These awards will be given at ESA's 86th Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on August 9, 2001. For more information on the Annual Meeting visit the ESA website at http://esa.sdsc.edu
Murray F. Buell Award
The Murray F. Buell Award is given annually for the most outstanding paper presented by a student at the previous Annual Meeting. The recipient this year is Jennifer Klug. She received the award for her paper Interactions between bacteria and phytoplankton affect algal response to nutrients and dissolved organic matter. Klug completed her doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison department of Zoology in December 2000.
E. Lucy Braun Award
David E. Lytle
The Lucy E. Braun Award is given annually for the most outstanding poster presented by a student at the previous Annual Meeting. This year the Braun Award is presented to David Lytle for his poster Constraints on forest regrowth following 19th Century clear-cutting and fire. Currently at the University of Minnesota-St. Paul, Lytle is working on his doctorate.
W. S. Cooper Award
Thomas Swetnam and Julio Betancourt
Dr. Thomas Swetnam and Dr. Julio Betancourt will be awarded the Cooper Award for their paper Mesoscale disturbance and ecological response to decadal climate variability in the American Southwest. The William Skinner Cooper Award is given annually to honor an outstanding contribution to the fields of geobotany and/or physiographic ecology. Swetnam is currently Director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona while Betancourt works with the US Geological Survey at the Desert Laboratory in Tucson. Their paper represents a synthesis of considerable material, analyzing the influence of fires, insects, El Nio and La Nia over the last 400 years in the so
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