E. Lucy Braun Award

Dr. Emma Lucy Braun
Dr. Emma Lucy Braun

Since 1988, the E. Lucy Braun Award is given annually for the outstanding poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society by an undergraduate or graduate student or a person with a doctorate who has defended their thesis within the previous nine months.
Award year terminology in the Bulletin and ESA press releases has varied over the years. In the table below the year shown is the year the poster was presented.

YearFull NameLast NameESA BulletinCitationHonorable Mentions
2021Caroline S. DallstreamDallstreamLinkDrought promotes early leaf abscission regardless of leaf habit but increases litter phosphorus losses only in evergreens
2020Katherine S. RocciRocciLinkNot all soil carbon is made equal: Using meta-analytical techniques to understand differential effects of global environmental change on soil organic matter componentsCaitlin P. Mandeville
2019Agostina TorresTorresLinkInverse priority effects: Order of invasive species removal affects early plant community assemblageLin Meng
2018Jacqueline J. PeñaPeñaLinkPlant evolutionary response to climate change: Detecting adaptation across experimental and natural precipitation gradients
2017Michel T. KohlKohlLinkElk selection for vacant predator niches favors coexistence with wolves and cougars in northern Yellowstone National ParkHayley R. Tumas
2016Julienne E. NeSmithNeSmithLinkInteractive effects of soil moisture and plant invasion on pine tree survival.
2015Timothy FegelFegelLinkBiogeochemical attributes of ice glaciers and rock glacier in low latitude alpine ecosystems
2014No award
2013No award due to significant technical problems with judging
2012Tony KovachKovachLinkDeterminants of avian density across a fragmented landscapeLaura Bogar
2011Ernane H. M. Vieira NetoNetoLinkHow proximity to roads influences the local spatial dynamics and population growth rates of a Neotropical herbivore.
2010Joseph E. FaderFaderLinkAn empirical test of the aggregation model of coexistence and consequences for coexistence of container-dwelling Aedes mosquitoes
2009Jenise M. BaumanBaumanLinkEnvironmental variables as predictors for ectomycorrhizal species in American chestnut (Castanea dentata) mine reclamation.
2008Emily FarrerFarrerLinkThe balance of positive and negative interactions in driving community dynamics.
2007Jacquelyn L. GillGillLinkInvestigating biotic drivers of Quaternary landscape change: Late Glacial no-analog vegetation communities and the North American megafaunal extinction in Northeastern Indiana.
2006Daniel LaughlinLaughlinLinkClimate-induced temporal variation in the productivity-diversity relationship.
2005Phoebe L. ZarnetskeZarnetskeLinkModeling Forest Bird Species' Habitat with Extant Presence Points and Generated Pseudo-Absence Points in Utah.
2004Pedro FlombaumFlombaumLinkThe role of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning: a removal experiment in the Patagonian steppe, Argentina.
2003Sean T. MichaletzMichaletzLinkA process based approach for predicting surface fire effects on trees.Lina Taneva
2002Timothy L. DicksonDicksonLinkConstraints on plant diversity at high productivity: isolating the role of light limitation.
2001Antonio GolubskiGolubskiLinkMultiple partners: possible impacts on mycorrhizal community dynamics and diversity.Matthew J. St. Pierre
2000David E. LytleLytleLinkConstraints on forest regrowth following 19th century clear-cutting and fire.Madan Shrestha, Sang Vo
1999Dylan PerryPerryLinkMacrogeographic variation in fecundity, offspring size and host plant use in a polyphagous moth.
1998Kara L. WebsterWebsterLinkThe population dynamics of limber pine (Pinus flexilis) in the Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains.
1997Caren C. DymondDymondLinkSubalpine community composition along topographically modeled resource gradients in a South Eastern Canadian Rockies watershed.
1996Andrew P. BeckermanBeckermanLinkMechanistic competition experiments: an included niche scenario for two grasshopper species in an old field community.
1995Stephan M. Ogle Ogle LinkExotic plant invasion and ecosystem features at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota.Mark D. Bowen
1994Karen L. Kandl Kandl LinkInbreeding, family, and genotype affect environmental tolerance of mosquitofish. ESA Bulletin 75 (Suppl): 105.Rebecca A. Young
1993Rebecca A. Reed Reed LinkNutrient supply available to species colonizing gaps in chalk grassland. ESA Bulletin 74 (Suppl): 404.Stephen B. Heard
1992Jennifer H. MatteiMatteiLinkCost and benefits of chemical defense production in Brassica cultivars. ESA Bulletin 73 (Suppl): 264.Shujin Hu, Janet A. Morrison
1991Amy Daum Rosemond Rosemond LinkAn autumnal shift from herbivory to detritivory in a woodland stream and the consequent effects on the algae. ESA Bulletin 72 (Suppl): 234.Brian S. Pederson
1990Barbara A. Roy Roy LinkPollinator theft by a fungus. ESA Bulletin 71(Suppl): 309.Bruce K. Orr
1989Silvia I. Strauss-Debenedetti Strauss-Debenedetti LinkResponses to light in tropical Moraceae of different successional stages. ESA Bulletin 70 (Suppl): 274.Diane M. Cinquemeni
1988Nancy L. Munn Munn LinkSubstrate-specific nutrient uptake in two small streams: an intersite comparison. Abstract not publishedG.I. Fryer