The Springer book Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens, edited by Virginia H. Dale, Frederick J. Swanson and Charles M. Crisafulli, has won a 2007 Technical Publication Award from the Society of Technical Communication, Willamette Valley Chapter, Portland Oregon. Awarded the rating Distinguished, the book meets or exceeds high standards in all areas and applies the principles of technical communication in a superior way.
Based on one of the most studied areas of volcanic activity, Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens synthesizes the ecological research that has been conducted for twenty-five years since the eruption. Research from geology as well as plant and animal ecology has been integrated in this look at the complex interactions of biological and physical systems in the response of the volcanic landscape.
The books editors are all experts in their fields. Virginia Dale is a Corporate Fellow in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. Fred Swanson is a Research Geologist at the USDA Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station in Corvallis, OR. Charles Crisafulli is an Ecologist at the USDA Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station in Olympia, WA.