Nominations for this award for 2018 have now closed.
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 $250 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.
Nominations for the 2018 award must have a first publication date (including online early) of 1 January 2016 or later.
Past Recipients: Outstanding publication on New Zealand Ecology
This award was offered for the first time in 2014.
2018. Alex Boast, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research for the paper:
Boast, A., Weyrich, L., Wood, J., Metcalf, J., Knight, R., & Cooper, A. (2018). Coprolites reveal ecological interactions lost with the extinction of New Zealand birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(7): 1546-1551.
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.