2011 Billings and New Phytologist Poster Awards

Two separate awards, the Billings Award and the New Phytologist Poster Award recognize significant advancements in physiological ecology. Entrants are judged on the rigor, creativity, importance, and quality of presentation of the research. Applications are due June 1, 2011.

BILLINGS AWARD
The W.D. and S.M. Billings award is made to the graduate student whose oral presentation at the
Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America represents a significant advancement in physiological ecology. The winner receives a $500 check from the Physiological Ecology section and will be able to select a complimentary book from Elsevier. The honorable mention winner also receives a complimentary book of his/her choice. The award recognizes the lifetime contributions by its namesakes, Dwight and Shirley Billings, to physiological ecology. Dwight built the foundation for physiological ecology in North America and provided leadership for the field throughout his illustrious career. Together, Dwight and Shirley have shown a deep regard for the interests and training of graduate students in this dynamic component of ecology.

THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST POSTER AWARD
This award is given to the student with the best physiological ecology poster presentation at the annual ESA meeting. In 2008, the Section renamed the “Best Poster award” to the “New Phytologist Poster award” in recognition of New Phytologist’s contribution to the Billings Fund, which is the source of the cash prizes given to the award winners. The winner receives a $500 check from the Physiological Ecology section and will be able to select a complimentary book from Elsevier. The honorable mention winner also receives a complimentary book courtesy of Elsevier.

Eligibility requirements for both awards:

  1. The student entrant must be first author and presenter for the paper or poster.
  2. "Student" is defined as undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled in a degree
    program or who finished his/her degree within the last 12 months.
  3. The student must be a Physiological Ecology section member at the time of the presentation.
    To join, go to http://eservices.esa.org/services/scriptcontent/index.cfm. On the application form scroll down to "Section & Chapter Affiliation" and select "Physiological Ecology Section". Annual membership dues are $5. You can join us at any time, but you must be a member of ESA. If you have membership questions, you can contact ESA by emailing membership(at)esa.org or by calling 202-833-8773.

To enter the competitions:
Please send Jennifer Funk (jlfunk(at)chapman.edu) the following information by June 1, 2011:

  1. Information on the student entrant: name, mailing address, email address, phone number, College/University association, and student status.
  2. Presentation title and complete list of authors.
  3. Presentation time, location, and session title.

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