Postdoctoral Excellence Award in Plant Population Ecology

Deadline Apr 15

The Plant Population Ecology (PPE) section of the Ecological Society of
America (ESA) is pleased to announce the Postdoctoral Excellence Award in
Plant Population Ecology, sponsored by the journal AoB PLANTS. This honor is
presented at ESA’s annual meeting each August and recognizes a distinguished
journal contribution to plant population ecology within the past three years
by a postdoctoral member of the PPE section. The winner will receive an
award of $500 from AoB PLANTS. Established in 2010 and published by Oxford
University Press, AoB PLANTS is a non-profit, open-access journal
specializing in environmental and evolutionary plant biology. The journal
has distinguished Advisory and Editorial Boards, renders first decisions on
manuscripts in an average of 35 days, and has a 2016 Impact Factor score of

Eligibility – Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degrees between
January 1, 2015 and Dec 31, 2017 and be a current member of the PPE section
(if applicants are not a member of ESA or the PPE section, they can join
prior to applying). Applicants must be first author on the publication,
which may result from either dissertation or postdoctoral research.
Publications in any journal are eligible, provided they were published
within the past calendar year (January – December 2017). Manuscripts that
were accepted for publication by December 2017 may also be submitted for
consideration. Only one publication will be considered per applicant.

Application – To apply, submit as a single, merged pdf file with both a
qualifying manuscript and a 200-word statement describing how the paper
advances the field of plant population ecology. Applications should be
emailed to the PPE Secretary Nick Barber ( by 5 pm EST on
April 15, 2018, using “ESA PPE – AoBP Postdoc Award” as the subject line.

Applications will be assessed by the PPE Executive Board. The award will be
announced at the annual meeting of the ESA in New Orelans during the PPE
section mixer. The recipient is strongly encouraged to attend the PPE mixer
to be recognized and to accept the award.

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