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Past E.C. Pielou Award Winners

Rachel Oidtman
University of Notre Dame
“Actionable forecasting for emerging infectious diseases: a case study of the 2015-2017 Zika epidemic in Colombia”
Co-authors: Moritz U. G. Kraemer, Erica Cruz Rivera, Patricia Cifuentes, Enrique Frias-Martinez, Manuel García-Herranz, Elisa Omodei, Carlos A. Castañeda-Orjuela, Sandra Misnaza-Castrillón, Luz Emilse Rincon, Sarah C. Hill, T. Alex Perkins

Collin Edwards
Tufts University
“Western monarch summer range expansion slows as population declines”
Co-author: Elizabeth Crone

Tempest McCabe
Boston University
“Scaling contagious disturbance in a spatially implicit way: Implications for describing disturbance regimes”
Co-author: Michael C. Dietze

Anna R. Sjodin
University of Connecticut
“Do host traits affect viral transmission? Accounting for imperfect detection when exploring individual-level heterogeneity”
Co-authors: Morgan W. Tingley, Simon J. Anthony, Michael R. Willig

Catherine Foley
Stony Brook University
“Estimating the pre-exploitation population size of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) in South Georgia”
Co-author: Heather J. Lynch

Kyle Coblentz
Oregon State University
Quantifying individual diet specialization using Bayesian hierarchical models
Co-authors: Adam E. Rosenblatt, Mark Novak

No award

Nathan Hostetter
North Carolina State University
“Estimating marine bird abundance in offshore wind development areas: Integrating uncertain species identification in transect surveys.”
Co-authors:  Beth Gardner, Holly F. Goyert, Andrew T. Gilbert, Kathryn A. Williams, Emily E. Connelly, Melissa Duron, Richard R. Veit

Christopher Weiss-Lehman
University of Colorado, Boulder
“Estimating extinction risk from presence/absence data with observational uncertainty: Development and evaluation of a flexible modeling framework applied across systems”
Co-authors: Kendi F. Davies, Christopher F. Clements, and Brett A. Melbourne


David J. Harris
University of California Davis
Interpretable, accurate predictions of species distributions and community composition: Making the most of prior information

Katherine Scranton
University of California Berkeley
Estimating a population model for stage-structured cohort data with individual heterogeneity in development
Co-authors: Jonas Knap and Perry de Valpine

David A. Rasmussen
Duke University
“Inferring the population dynamics of multi-strain pathogens from genealogies”
Co-Authors: Oliver Ratmann and Katia Koelle

Charles B. Yackulic
U.S. Geological Survey
“Scaling animal movement data: A case study with forest elephants”
Co-Authors: Stephen Blake, Sharon Deem, Michael Kock and Maria Uriarte

Ryan R. Wilson
Utah State University
“Accounting for individuals, uncertainty, and multi-scale clustering in core area characterization”
Co-Authors: Mevin B. Hooten, Brad N. Strobel, John A. Shivik

No award

Daniel C. Laughlin
Northern Arizona University
Explaining gradients in plant community composition with a general multivariate model.
Co-author: Scott R. Abella

Heather E. Lintz
Oregon State University
“Threshold strength and ‘diagonality’: Response descriptors for comparison of empirical model types”
Co-author: Bruce McCune

David G. Delaney
McGill University
“Predicting discrete secondary spread of aquatic invasive species”
Co-author: Brian Leung

No winner

Katia Koelle
University of Michigan
“Disentangling the roles of extrinsic and intrinsic factors in nonlinear disease dynamics”
Co-author: Mercedes Pascual

David Staples
Montana State University
Detecting population trends with joint indices from coupled time-series
Co-authors: Mark L. Taper, Brad B. Shepard