HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Ecologist wins international award

Dr. Justin Congdon, a senior research ecologist with the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, has been awarded the 2000 Longevity Prize by the Fondation IPSEN, a French organization that supports work in the field of longevity.

Since 1997 the annual prize has gone to researchers in such fields as biology, genetics, gerontology, demography and statistics. Congdon is the first ecologist to win the award. Congdon will receive 100,000 French francs and deliver a lecture based on his work with longevity in Blanding's turtles, in July 2001 at the World Congress of Gerontology in Vancouver Canada.

"It is an honor, and quite a surprise, be recognized by the Foundation IPSEN and scientists studying aging,? said Congdon. ?It is not often that a biologist working on a field study of life history evolution gets this kind of recognition, or any kind or recognition for that matter."

The primary focus of Congdon?s research is on the life histories of turtles. Aging is an important component of a life history. Over the past 26 years he has followed the lives of about 12,000 turtles. The first 1,000 turtles were marked there between 1953-1957, so he has been able to follow the lives of both young and old individuals. He said, ?I think that the demonstration that 60 - 70 year old Blanding's turtles have traits that support hypotheses based on evolutionary theory better than those predicted by the senescence theory is what caught the eye of the scientists at the foundation.?

Congdon's research includes studies of life histories, bioenergetics, and parental investment in long-lived organisms on the University of Michigan's research area, the E. S. George Reserve, and on the El Coronado Ranch in southeastern Arizona. He also studies sublethal effects of heavy metals and trace element pollution on organisms in and around coal fly-ash basins on the Savannah River Site.


'"/>

Contact: Rosemary Forrest
forrest@srel.edu
803-725-2473
DOE/Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
10-Dec-2000


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Ecologists help keep death off the roads
2. Ecologist calls for creation of an international panel to assess human behavior
3. Ecologists book on introduced species destructiveness
4. Ecologists simplify population theory
5. Ecologist Gretchen Daily advocates saving the planet by making conservation profitable
6. Paul Ehrlich named Eminent Ecologist for 2001
7. CTC Visualizations Help Ecologists See The Forest And The Trees
8. First-Of-A-Kind Study By University Of Georgia Ecologist Estimates Role Of Natural Forces On Insect Populations
9. Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating Mahogany Deserts
10. Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization
11. Increasing international insect threat to stored food

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/9/2016)... innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud to announce the introduction of fingerprint ... sure the right employees are actually signing in, and to even control the opening ... ... ... Photo ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... YORK , June 2, 2016   The Weather ... is announcing Watson Ads, an industry-first capability in which consumers ... by being able to ask questions via voice or text ... Marketers have long sought ... the consumer, that can be personal, relevant and valuable; and ...
(Date:5/16/2016)... YORK , May 16, 2016   EyeLock ... solutions, today announced the opening of an IoT Center ... to strengthen and expand the development of embedded iris ... an unprecedented level of convenience and security with unmatched ... authenticate one,s identity aside from DNA. EyeLock,s platform uses ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... PHILADELPHIA , June 27, 2016  Liquid ... today announced the funding of a Sponsored Research ... study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  ... changes in CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes ... therapies. These data will then be employed to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Epic Sciences ... detects cancers susceptible to PARP inhibitors by targeting ... cells (CTCs). The new test has already been ... in multiple cancer types. Over 230 ... damage response pathways, including PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... release of its second eBook, “Clinical Trials Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering ... retention in this eBook by providing practical tips, tools, and strategies for clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has announced the creation ... biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ("Propellon" or "the ... a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 inhibitors for the ... WDR5 represent an exciting class of therapies, possessing ... for cancer patients. Substantial advances have been achieved ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: