**Please circulate this email widely** 

The ESA's Statistical Ecology Section is running its first competition 
for the Ecological Forecasting Outstanding Publication Award. 

Applications are due to Mike Dietze (die...@bu.edu) by March 1. Details 
about the award and the (very easy!) nomination procedure can be found 
below and on the section's website.


Ecological Forecasting Outstanding Publication Award.  

This award will be given annually in recognition of an outstanding 
scholarly publication (peer reviewed journal article, book chapter, or 
book) published within the last three years in the emerging field of 
Ecological Forecasting. The scope of the award is broad, spanning any 
ecological system, process, and spatiotemporal scale.It encompasses 
research, both basic and applied, that generates predictions or 
projections, or which advances forecasting methods, tools, theories, or 

Eligibility and how to apply:
Nominations are open to all career stages, and self nominations are 
permitted, but in all cases the lead author must be a member of the 
Ecological Society of America. Eligible papers must be peer-reviewed 
with a publication date on or after January 1 three years prior to the 
current deadline (e.g. papers for the March 2018 deadline need to have 
been published after Jan 1, 2015). Papers in press will also be 
considered but must be publicly available (e.g., online early). Please 
note the date of acceptance and date the paper became available publicly 
in the cover letter for papers in press.

Nominations should include a PDF copy of the paper and a brief (< 1 
page) cover letter highlighting the paper’s contribution to, and impact 
on, ecological forecasting. Materials should be sent to the Award's 
Committee Chair, Mike Dietze (die...@bu.edu), in an email with subject 
heading "Ecological Forecasting Award". The annual deadline for the 
nominations will be March 1, with the first competition taking place in 

Award details:
The award winner will will receive a prize of $200 and recognition on 
the ESA Stats Ecology website. The winner will be announced at the 
annual Statistical Ecology Section social at the ESA annual meeting. 

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