Call for the thirteenth edition of the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology
Margalef was a pioneer in marine ecology.
The call has been made for the thirteenth edition of the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology. This international award aims to recognise those individuals, organisations and groups around the world who have exceptionally distinguished themselves in the cultivation of ecological science. The Prize is eighty thousand euros and a unique and symbolic token in memory of Ramon Margalef.
Nominations are made by universities, colleges, research centres, science academies or academies with divisions devoted to scientific research and other similar institutions, and by persons awarded the Prize in previous years and those who have been members of the Prize jury. Nominations must be submitted before 19 May 2017.
The Government created the Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology in 2004 to recognise those around the world who have exceptionally distinguished themselves in the cultivation of ecological science. The award honours the memory of Professor Margalef (Barcelona, 1919-2004), who conducted intellectual and scientific work of the first order in the field of modern ecology, to the point of being considered one of the world’s leading exponents in the field.
In previous years, the following scientists have been awarded the Prize: Josep Peñuelas, Paul Dayton, John Lawton, Harold Mooney, Daniel Pauly, Paul Ehrlich, Simon Levin, Juan Carlos Castilla, Daniel Simberloff, Sallie Chisholm, David Tilman, and last year, Robert E. Ricklefs.