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E.C. Pielou Award

The E.C. Pielou Award is a competitive award made annually to a graduate student or recent Ph.D. graduate based on overall quality of the student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology, as evidenced by his or her oral presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility and how to apply

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled as a graduate student, or have received your degree within a calendar year of the ESA meeting, and be a member of the Statistical Ecology section of the ESA. The ESA presentation must include novel statistical research such as the development of new statistical methods or innovative application of an existing statistical method to an ecological question. The student must apply for the Pielou award by sending an email with the subject line “Pielou Award” to Denis Valle ( by July 15, 2021. Include your name, address, phone number, electronic mail address, and a copy of the abstract in the body of your e-mail. The officers of the Statistical Ecology Section will assemble a committee that will judge the student presentations.

Award details

The award winner will receive a prize of $250 and recognition on the ESA Stats Ecology website. The previous year’s 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.