Nominations for this award are due 30 June 2017.
The purpose of this award is to recognise a publication made in the last three years that has made an outstanding contribution to our understanding and/or management of ecosystems (terrestrial, aquatic or marine) in New Zealand or its dependencies (including the Ross Dependency). Publications may take the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters or books. They are not restricted to articles in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology, although these are eligible for nomination.
The Society awards recipients a $500 prize.
If possible, nominations should include a brief comment on publication’s significance. The nominee should typically be the senior author or sole author of the paper.
Please email 2017 nominations to the Awards Convenor by 30 June 2017.
Past Recipients: Outstanding publication on New Zealand Ecology
This award was offered for the first time in 2014.
2016. Janet Wilmshurst, Landcare Research for the paper:
Wilmshurst JM, Moar NT, Wood JR, Bellingham PJ, Findlater AM, Robinson JJ and Stone C 2013. Use of pollen and ancient DNA as conservation baselines for offshore islands in New Zealand. Conservation Biology 28(1): 202-212.
2015. Josie Galbraith, University of Auckland for the paper:
Galbraith, J.A., Beggs, J.R., Jones, D.N. and Stanley, M.C., 2015. Supplementary feeding restructures urban bird communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(20), pp.E2648-E2657.
2014. Grant Norbury, Landcare Research, for the paper:
Norbury, G., Byrom A., Pech R., Smith J., Clarke D., Anderson D., and Forrester G.. 2013. Invasive mammals and habitat modification interact to generate unforeseen outcomes for indigenous fauna. Ecological Applications 23:1707–1721.