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Early warning signals also precede non-catastrophic transitions
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Journal News - Per Brinck Award
The Per Brinck Oikos Award recognizes extraordinary and important contributions to the science of ecology. Particular emphasis is given to scientific work aimed at synthesis that has lead to novel and original research in unexplored or neglected fields, or to bridging gaps between ecological disciplines. Such achievements typically require theoretical innovation and development as well as imaginative observational or experimental work, all of which will be valid grounds for recognition... Read more
The Per Brinck Oikos Award 2013 has been awarded to Professor Sharon Strauss, University of California, Davis. Professor Sharon Strauss will give her 'Per Brinck Oikos Award Lecture' during The Swedish Oikos Society meeting in Linköping, Sweden, Feb 2013.
Original paper: Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models
Featured in Red Orbit Online.
Per Brinck Award
2012 Per Brinck Oikos Award
The Per Brinck Foundation at the editorial office of the journal Oikos and Wiley/Blackwell Publishing annually awards the Per Brinck Oikos Award in honor of the Swedish ecologist Professor Per Brinck, who has played an instrumental role for the development and recognition of the science of ecology in the Nordic countries, especially as serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Oikos for many years. The Per Brinck Oikos Award recognizes extraordinary and important contributions to the science of ecology. Particular emphasis is given to scientific work aimed at synthesis that has led to novel and original research in unexplored or neglected fields or to bridging gaps between ecological disciplines. Such achievements typically require theoretical innovation and development as well as imaginative observational or experimental work, all of which will be valid grounds for recognition.
The 2012 laureate was Prof. Tim Coulson from Imperial College London for his timely and synthesizing work on linking ecological and evolutionary theory. Instead of treating individual variation in life history as noise, he is embracing individual variation and the mechanisms leading to it. By integrating this variation into models he developed novel theoretical approaches to predict ecological and evolutionary consequences of environmental change on life history, population dynamics and the distribution of quantitative characters and genotypes.
Here we publish Tim Coulson’s Per Brinck lecture in which he demonstrates the advantages of integral projection models for the understanding of eco-evolutionary dynamics ifin systems that cannot be easily replicated in the field (Coulson 2012).
Integral projections models, their construction and use in posing hypotheses in ecology
Volume 121, Issue 9, September 2012
By this hands- on paper, Tim advocates the benefits of IPM’s to field biologists who may not have tried to construct models before but might be interested in doing so.