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Ecological Society of America announces 2010 award recipients
Date:6/29/2010

dung to determine that a rare collection of plant communities arose after the sharp decline of now-extinct megafauna, such as mastodons and mammoths. They proposed that these megaherbivores helped to suppress vegetation that eventually led to forest fires and cleared the way for human arrival.

Odum Education Award: Kenneth Klemow
Through teaching, outreach and mentoring activities, recipients of the Eugene P. Odum Award have demonstrated their ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs. This year's award is presented to Kenneth Klemow, Professor of Biology and GeoEnvironmental Science at Wilkes University, for his outstanding work in ecology education. Klemow has directed more than sixty students in a variety of topics pertaining to wetland ecology and mapping, revegetation of mined sites, assessment and remediation of areas impacted by abandoned mine drainage, plant community ecology, biology education and medicinal attributes of plants. He also served in a leadership role in developing a new Institute of Energy and Environment for the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania region.

Sustainability Science Award: Martin Lindegren, Christian Mllmann, Anders Nielsen and Nils Christian Stenseth
Martin Lindegren, Christian Mllmann, Anders Nielsen and Nils Christian Stenseth will receive this year's Sustainability Science Award for their paper "Preventing the collapse of the Baltic cod stock through an ecosystem-based management approach" published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2009. The studywhich develops a model for managing Baltic cod stocks based on fishing pressure, salinity and other environmental conditionsfocuses on a science-based approach for the sustainable management of fisheries. The results illustrate that ecosystem-based fisheries management can prevent future catastrophic events, such as another collapse of the stock.

MacArthur Award: Stephen W. Pacala
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