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The Latin American Chapter of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is proud to announce the new Ecology & Ethics Student Award for best presentation at the 2016 Annual ESA Meeting. This new award will be co-sponsored by Springer International Publishing, the Latin American Chapter of the ESA, the Center for Environmental Philosophy, and the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program. The award is associated with the current Springer book series on Ecology and Ethics, and aims to stimulate work by students on subjects linking ecological sciences and environmental ethics.

Students wishing to apply for the award should send a copy of application materials to moc.liamgnull@scihtednaygoloce by July 1, 2016. Applications will be judged by members of the Latin American Chapter. Criteria for the awards will be overall quality of the abstract, and the degree to which the abstract and research reflect issues relevant at the intersection of ecology and ethics. The winner receives $300 and a copy of the latest volume of the Ecology & Ethics book series.


Applicants must be the presenting author of a multiple- or single-authored oral or poster presentation that has been accepted for the 2016 Annual ESA meeting. Applicants must be enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students at the time of their application. It is strongly recommended that students are members of the ESA Latin American Chapter, Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section, and/or the Environmental Justice Section at the time of their application, and the award will be presented at the Latin American Chapter’s business meeting. Students, co-authors, employees, and relatives of current section officers are ineligible for this award.

Application materials include:

  1. A copy of the abstract accepted by ESA for presentation at the annual meeting, including the paper/posternumber and date/session/time of presentation;
  2. A cover letter from the student describing the nature and relevance of the integration of ecology and ethics in the research to be presented at the ESA Meeting.
  3. A letter of recommendation from the student’s advisor.
  4. Complete applications should be sent to moc.liamgnull@scihtednaygoloce, with the subject line “2016 ESA Ecology and Ethics Award Application.”

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