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Ecological Society of America announces 2008 award recipients
Date:7/14/2008

ties, recipients of this award have demonstrated their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs. Fisher's research involves the control of ecosystem structure and function using desert stream ecosystems as a model, and he routinely uses real-life and hands-on approaches to train future scientists. His attitude of lifelong learning and his dedicated, absorptive mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students has inspired and fledged some of the most eminent ecosystem ecologists in the field.

Distinguished Service Citation: Katherine Gross

Kay Gross of Michigan State University is the director of the Kellogg Biological Station and is renowned in the ecological community for both her scientific contributions to plant ecology and her contributions to developing the institutional infrastructure of the field. The Distinguished Service Citation recognizes long and distinguished service to ESA, to the larger scientific community, and to the larger purpose of ecology in the public welfare. Gross has been involved in the development of a long-term archive of ecological data that is freely accessible to ecologists and was instrumental in developing a "think tank" for ecology, which resulted in the establishment of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

Sustainability Science Award: Terry Yates and Stuart Chapin

Terry Yates (posthumously) and Stuart Chapin will receive the 2007 and 2008 Sustainability Science awards, respectively. The award recognizes research results that provide scientific foundations for sustainable management, link human and ecological systems and advance sustainability science.

In their 2002 BioScience paper, "The ecology and evolutionary history of an emergent disease: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome," Yates and his colleagues apply ecological science to public health and unravel the linkages between the ecology of the Hantavirus disease and cli
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Ecological Society of America
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