The Plant Population Ecology (PPE) section of the Ecological Society of America and Journal of Ecology are pleased to announce that a Plant Population Ecology Postdoctoral Excellence Award, sponsored by Journal of Ecology, will be presented at the ESA meeting in Portland this year (2012). This award will celebrate the most distinguished contribution to plant population ecology published in Journal of Ecology within the past three years by a postdoctoral member of the PPE section. The prize will consist of a commemorative plaque provided by the PPE seciton, and an award of $200, provided by the Journal of Ecology and the British Ecological Society, to celebrate the Journal of Ecology’s Centenary.
Applicants will be judged on the basis of a first-author publication in Journal of Ecology. To be considered for the award, applicants must submit an application package containing:
- Journal of Ecology publication, where the applicant must have been first author and a postdoc when the research was conducted. If the paper is in press, please submit also the acceptance decision letter. Only publications between June 2009 and June 2012 will be considered.
- A brief (200 word) statement describing how the paper advances the field of plant population ecology.
All of the above must be submitted as a **single**, merged pdf file to Rob Salguero-Gomez (salguero AT demogr DOT mpg DOT de) by 20th June, 5pm CET with “ESA PPE – J Ecol Postdoc Award” as the email subject line.
Applications will be assessed by the PPE executive board and the Editors of Journal of Ecology. The award will be announced during the ESA Plant Population Ecology business meeting & mixer (exact time and place TBA), at the 2012 ESA annual meeting in Portland, OR. The award will be presented by the Editors of Journal of Ecology. The winner will be contacted by July 10th. It is a condition of the award that the prize winner attends this event.
We look forward to receiving your application!
PPE executive board and Journal of Ecology