MCED Award 2012

Award Winners 2012

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.

In 2012 we again received  a high number of excellent applications from all from over the world. The jury consisting of the book editors, representatives of the Young Modellers and the President of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)  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. Finally Dr. Jiang Jiang (National Institute for Biological and Mathematical Synthesis, University of Tennessee, USA) was awarded for 2012.

We cordially congratulate the three winners for 2012:

1st Prize:

Dr. Jiang Jiang, University of Tennessee, USA

“Modelling the emergence of self-stabilising sharp boundaries in ecotones of coastal marshland communities”

2nd Prize:

Dr. Jacquelyn Shuman, University of Virginia

“Linking different hierarchical levels – from physiological processes to global CO2 balances in an individual based forest gap model”

3rd Prize:

Ian Stott, University Exeter, UK

“Analyses of transient dynamics of population matrix models”