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Ecological Society of America announces 2012 award recipients
Date:6/28/2012

f the Missouri Botanical Garden. Boyce et al. argue that the rise of angiosperms roughly 100 million years ago, fundamentally transformed the global hydrological cycle, leading to the formation of tropical rainforests.

Odum Education Award: Charlene D'Avanzo, Hampshire College

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.

Charlene D'Avanzo's work has focused on developing the field of ecology education. Among her achievements was starting the Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology journal and helping to develop the education plan for the National Ecological Observatory Network. D'Avanzo incorporates inquiry-based learning into her courses and has mentored faculty members on new techniques to enhance student learning of ecological concepts.

Honorary Member Award: Rick Shine, University of Sydney, Australia

Recipients of this award are distinguished ecologists who have made exceptional contributions to ecology and whose principal residence and site of ecological research are outside of North America.

Rick Shine is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the ecology and evolutionary biology of reptiles and amphibians. His over 700 research publications include landmark studies that provide new insights into how Australian ecosystems function.

Sustainability Award: Robin Reid, Colorado State University, and D. Nkedianye, M. Said, D. Kaelo, M. Neselle, O. Makui, L. Onetu, S. Kiruswa, N. Ole Kamuaro, P. Kristjanson, J. Ogutu, S. BurnSilver, M. Goldman, R. Boone, K. Galvin, N. Dickson, and W. Clark.

This award is given to the authors of a scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.

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