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Theoretical Ecology Section

Lotka-Volterra Student Awards

The Theoretical Ecology Section awards the Alfred J. Lotka prize for best poster and the Vito Volterra prize for the best talk given by students during the Annual Meeting of the ESA. The award is open to undergraduate and graduate students who, as sole or first author, present a talk or poster at the ESA Annual Meeting on original research in theoretical ecology. All suitable approaches that yield theoretical insight to ecological phenomena will be considered.

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of scientific merit, originality, and clarity of presentation. To be considered for this award, prospective candidates must nominate themselves by July 15 prior to the meeting. More information about the self-nomination process and past winners can be found on the section’s website.

Outstanding Theory Paper

The Theoretical Ecology Section sponsors an annual award for an outstanding published paper in ecological theory. Papers with a print or electronic publication date in either of the two years preceding the year of the award are eligible. (For example, papers published in years n-2 and n-1 are eligible for the award in year n.)

Nominations (including self-nominations) may be made from January 1 to March 1 for each year’s award. Nominations should be submitted according to instructions posted on the section’s website and should include a short statement by the nominator discussing the paper’s merits and suitability for the award. Information about past winners can also be found on the section’s website.

Section Officers: moc.liamgnull@yroeht.ase