**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
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.