The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce the following winners for ecological achievement. Awards will be presented during a ceremony at the ESA-Society for Ecological Restoration joint meeting in San Jose, California on Monday, August 6, 2007.
E. Lucy Braun Award
The E. Lucy Braun Award for Excellence in Ecology is given to a student for the most outstanding poster presentation at the ESA Annual Meeting. The 2006 recipient is Daniel Laughlin (Northern Arizona University) for his poster Climate-induced temporal variation in the productivity-diversity relationship. In the study, Laughlin evaluated the influence of precipitation in different years using existing data on plant productivity and diversity.
Murray F. Buell Award
The Murray F. Buell Award for Excellence in Ecology is given to a student for the outstanding oral paper presented at the ESA Annual Meeting. The 2006 recipient is Carolyn Kurle (University of California, Santa Cruz) for her paper Introduced rats indirectly alter marine communities. She found that marine bird abundance differed between rat-infested and rat-free islands, and that this resulted in significant differences in intertidal invertebrate abundance and algal cover on the two island types.
W. S. Cooper Award
The 2007 Cooper Award recipient is Paul Fine (University of California, Berkeley) and colleagues for the paper Herbivores promote habitat specialization by trees in Amazonian forests (2004, Science 305:663-665). The William Skinner Cooper Award is given to honor an outstanding contributor to the fields of geobotany, physiographic ecology, plant succession, or the distribution of plants along environmental gradients. Fines co-authors are Italo Mesones, an expert in Neotropical plant distributions, and Phyllis D. Coley, a distinguished ecologist who has mad
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