Awards > William Skinner Cooper Award
The Will iam 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, these being the fields in which W. S. Cooper worked. The award is for a single contribution in a scientific publication (single or multiple authored). Nominees need not be ESA members and can be of any nationality.
2006Stephen P. Hubbell
The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography. Princeton University Press.
2005Daniel Gavin, Linda Brubaker, and Kenneth Lertzman
Holocene fire history of a coastal temperate rain forest based on soil charcoal radiocarbon dates. Ecology 84:186-201.
2004John W. Williams, Bryan N. Shuman, and Thompson Webb III
Dissimilarity analyses of Late-Quaternary vegetation and climate in eastern North America. Ecology 82:3346-3362.
2003David R. Foster, Glenn Motzkin, and Benjamin Slater
Land-use history as long-term broad-scale disturbance: regional forest dynamics in central New England. Ecosystems 1:96-119.
2002Nigel C.A. Pitman, J.W. Terborgh, M. R. Silman, P.V. Nunez, D. A. Neill, C.E. Cern, W.E Palacios, and M. Aulestia.
Dominance and distribution of tree species in upper Amazonian terra firme forests. Ecology 82:2101-2117.
2001Thomas Swetnam and Julio Betancourt
Mesoscale disturbance and ecological response to decadal climate variability in the American Southwest. Journal of Climate 11:3128-3147.
2000Paul Dayton, Mia Tegner, Peter Edwards, and Kristin Riser
Temporal and spatial scales of kelp demography: the role of oceanographic climate. Ecological Monographs 69:219-250.
1999Dominique Arseneault and Serge Payette
Landscape change following deforestation at the arctic tree line in Québec, Canada . Ecology 78:693-706.
1998Andrea H. Lloyd and Lisa J. Graumlich
Holocene dynamics of treeline forests in the Sierra Nevada. Ecology 78:1199-1210.
1997Christopher C. Fastie
Causes and ecosystem consequences of multiple pathways of primary succession at Glacier Bay, Alaska. Ecology 76:1899-1916.
1996W. Carter Johnson
Woodland expansion in the Platte River, Nebraska: patterns and causes. Ecological Monographs 64:45-84.
1995Joseph R. McAuliffe
Landscape evolution, soil formation, and ecological patterns and processes in Sonoran Desert bajadas. Ecological Monographs 64:111-247.
1994Alwyn H. Gentry
Diversity and floristic composition of lowland tropical forest in Africa and South America. In P. Goldblatt (ed.). Biological relationships between Africa and South America . Chapter 17, pp.500-547. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT (1993).
1993Cliff R. Hupp
Riparian vegetation recovery patterns following stream channelization: a geomorphic perspective. Ecology 73:1209-1226.
1992Peter M. Vitousek
Biological invasion by Myrica faya in Hawaii: plant demography, nitrogen fixation, ecosystem effects. Ecological Monographs 59:247-265.
1991F. Ian Woodward
Climate and plant distribution . Cambridge University Press.
1990James C. Ritchie
Postglacial vegetation of Canada . Cambridge University Press.
Plant strategies and the dynamics and structure of plant communities . Princeton University Press.
1988James S. Clark
Dynamism in the barrier-beach vegetation of Great South Beach, New York. Ecological Monographs 56:97-126.
1987Ronald P. Neilson and Leroy H. Wullstein
Biogeography of two southwest American oaks in relation to atmospheric dynamics. Journal of Biogeography 10:275-297.
1986Edward A. Johnson
Vegetation organization and dynamics of lichen woodland communities in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Ecology 62:200-215.
1985William H. Romme
Fire and landscape diversity in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs 52:199-221.