MCED Award 2019

Award Winners 2019

MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to
Ecological Modelling

This year again a high number of high number of very excellent applications dealing with a wide set of modelling approaches and a multitude of research topics reached us. The jury consisting of the book editors and representatives of the Young Modellers (Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)) evaluated all applications according to novelty of the approach, contribution to ecology and ecological theory and bridging the gap between science and application.

We cordially congratulate the winners for 2019:

PhDs and Postdocs

1st Prize:

Mary Bushman, University of Emory, Atlanta, GA, USA
Topic: Within-host competition can delay evolution of drug resistance in malaria

2nd Prize:

Michael Raatz, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
Topic: Co‐adaptation impacts the robustness of predator–prey dynamics against perturbations

Bachelors and Master students

1st Prize:

Severin Hauenstein, University of Freiburg, Germany
Topic: Calibrating an individual-based movement model to predict functional connectivity for little owls

2nd Prize:

Soren Struckman, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, USA
Topic: The demographic effects of functional traits: an integral projection model approach reveals population-level consequences of reproduction-defence trade-offs