The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present seven societal awards to distinguished ecologists at its 95th Annual Meeting from August 1-6, 2010 in Pittsburgh. The meeting, which has the theme "Global Warming: The legacy of our past, the challenge for our future," draws a critical combination of more than 3,000 scientists, policymakers and concerned citizens to explore the causes and consequences of global warming and to discuss the ways in which climate change permeates many areas of environmental concern, such as endangered species, food security and freshwater resources.
Eminent Ecologist Award: Simon A. Levin
Simon A. Levin of Princeton University will receive this year's Eminent Ecologist Award, given to a senior ecologist in recognition of an outstanding body of ecological work or sustained ecological contributions of extraordinary merit. Levin has made numerous contributions to theoretical ecology, especially regarding his multifaceted development of the spatial dimension of ecology. He has also been a force in the application of theory to critical societal problems, with influential publications on ecotoxicology, infectious disease ecology, resource harvesting management, environmental impact assessment, genetically engineered organisms and the sustainability of coupled ecological-economic systems. Beyond his more than 400 published papers and books, Levin is also a tremendous mentor.
Distinguished Service Citation: Rosina Bierbaum
The Distinguished Service Citation is given to an ecologist for a long and distinguished service to ESA, to the larger scientific community or to the larger purpose of application of ecology in the public welfare; Rosina Bierbaum, Professor and Dean of the University of Michigan School for Natural Resources and the Environment, exemplifies the latter. Bierbaum has served in numerous roles, including as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology a
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