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Ecological Forecasting Outstanding Publication Award

This award will be given annually in recognition of an outstanding scholarly publication (peer-reviewed journal article, book chapter, or book) published within the last three years in the emerging field of Ecological Forecasting. The scope of the award is broad, spanning any ecological system, process, and spatio-temporal scale. It encompasses research, both basic and applied, that generates predictions or projections, or which advances forecasting methods, tools, theories, or concepts.

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Eligibility and how to apply

Nominations are open to all career stages, and self nominations are permitted, but in all cases the lead author must be a member of the Ecological Society of America. Eligible papers must be peer-reviewed with a publication date on or after January 1 three years prior to the current deadline (e.g. papers for the March 2019 deadline need to have been published after Jan. 1, 2016). Papers in press will also be considered but must be publicly available (e.g., online early). Please note the date of acceptance and date the paper became available publicly in the cover letter for papers in press. Nominations should include a PDF copy of the paper and a brief (< 1 page) cover letter highlighting the paper’s contribution to, and impact on, ecological forecasting. Materials should be sent to the Award’s Committee Chair, Mike Dietze (, in an email with subject heading “Ecological Forecasting Award”. The annual deadline for the nominations will be March 1.

Award details

The award winner will receive a prize of $200 and recognition on the ESA Stats Ecology website. The winner will be announced at the annual Statistical Ecology Section social at the ESA annual meeting.

Past award winners

List of the past award winners can be found here.