MCED Award 2011


Award Winners 2011

MCED Award for Innovative Contributions to
Ecological Modelling

The intention of the MCED award is to foster the development and application of modern ecological modelling methods that can help to expand the understanding of complex ecological dynamics. It was awarded in 2011 for the first time.

We received many high quality applications from all from over the world. The jury consisting of the book editors, a representative of the Young Modellers and the GfÖ-President had a hard time evaluating the applications according to novelty of the approach, contribution to ecology and ecological theory and bridging the gap between science and application. In a clear vote Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral was selected as the winner for 2011 with his approach to model demographic processes and the range dynamics of woody plants in South Africa.

We cordially congratulate the three winners for 2011:


1st Prize:

Dr. Juliano Sarmento Cabral, University of Göttingen

“Modelling Demographic Processes and the Range Dynamics of Woody Plants in South Africa by using Stochastic Grid-based Simulation Models”

2nd Prize:

Dr. Thomas Banitz, UFZ Leipzig

“Using Reaction-Diffusion Modelling and Simulation Analyses for the Understanding of Bacterial Growth, Dispersal and Biodegradation”

3rd Prize:

Marleen Cobben, Wageningen, NL

“Modelling the Effects of Climate Change on Genetic Processes in Fragmented Populations”