Navigation Links
Minnesota ecology professor wins international award for biodiversity and biofuels research
Date:10/7/2008

David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology at the University of Minnesota, has been named the 2008 recipient of the International Prize for Biology. Tilman will receive a medal, a $100,000 cash prize and a gift from Emperor Akihito of Japan in a ceremony in Tokyo on Dec. 8. Following the ceremony, he will present the keynote address at a scientific symposium.

The award, which is one of the most prestigious honors a scientist can receive, is given to one individual in a different field of biology each year. The last time it was given for ecology was in 1993, when Edward Wilson, the renowned Harvard evolutionary biologist, was the recipient. Other past recipients include scientists from California Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, Duke and other leading research universities around the world.

Tilman was selected for research proving that biodiversity makes ecosystems more productive and resistant to drought, disease and pests. His seminal findings were published in Science and Nature during the 1990s. More recently, he has applied his discoveries to renewable energy, showing that biofuel created from diverse prairie grasses is more efficient and better for the environment than fuel made from food crops such as corn and soybeans. All of his research was carried out at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, which is operated by the College of Biological Sciences, where Tilman is a faculty member. He is director of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.

"I am deeply honored by this award, and want to thank everyone with whom I have been privileged to collaborate during my 32 years at the university," said Tilman. "The world is facing immense environmental challenges. There is no scientific goal more important than pursing solutions to these problems. We have an ethical obligation to preserve the Earth's ecosystems for future generations."

"This is one of the most prestigious scientific prizes in the world,
'/>"/>

Contact: Patty Mattern
mattern@umn.edu
612-624-2801
University of Minnesota
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
2. University of Minnesota study refutes belief that black men have more aggressive prostate cancer
3. University of Minnesota releases first ever comprehensive report of the health of college students
4. U of Minnesota researchers discover key for converting waste to electricity
5. University of Minnesota to host worlds largest conference on evolution
6. New family of gecko discovered by researchers from the U of Minnesota and Villanova University
7. Action needed now for Minnesota to reach goals in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2015
8. Hidden interactions between predators and prey: evolution causes cryptic dynamics in ecology
9. UGA Odum School of Ecology professor receives grant to study West Nile Virus in NYC
10. Emerging field of neuroecology is showcased in December issue of the Biological Bulletin
11. Internationally recognized experts presents a complete overview on hydroecology and ecohydrology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... peptide inhibits RSV infection , Respiratory syncytial ... respiratory tract infections, generating life-threating illness in very ... therapies are limited. RSV enters host cells through ... six-helix fusogenic bundle. Small interfering peptides that prevent ... these peptides are highly susceptible to degradation. In ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014The development of stem cell therapies to ... to characterize stem cell populations based on cell surface ... a new marker that is highly expressed in a ... blood, which they describe in an article in ... Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... new modeling study suggests that fish consumption advisories ... exposure to long-lived contaminants like persistent organic pollutants ... team of researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough ... looks at how different levels of environmental contamination, ... of chemicals in the body influenced exposure in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 2JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 3JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 4JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 5JCI online ahead of print table of contents for April 17, 2014 6Fish consumption advisories fail to cover all types of contaminants 2
... comparing more genetic markers in the DNA of ... before has enabled researchers to identify a common ... for developing Alzheimer’s disease. The finding, announced today ... (TGen), Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Kronos Science Laboratory and ...
... global warming debate has focused on carbon dioxide emissions, ... lesser-known mechanism -- dirty snow -- can explain one-third ... greenhouse gases. , Snow becomes dirty when soot from ... and falls to the ground. Soot-infused snow is darker ...
... Red frog from mountains of Haiti. Eleutherodactylus audanti , ... the 162 land-breeding frog species on Caribbean islands, including the ... species that rafted on a sea voyage from South America ... a research group at Penn State, which will be published ...
Cached Biology News:Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene 2Research team identifies new Alzheimer's gene 3Dirty snow may warm Arctic as much as greenhouse gases 2Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America 2Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America 3Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014 ­ RedBrick Health , a ... technology, today announces that EmblemHealth , the ... company, is now providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, ... to all of its members. EmblemHealth is among the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Two champions of science, technology, engineering, ... an annual competition for middle and high school students ... STEM study. The competition presents students with real-world problems ... Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a program administered ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Freeslate, Inc ., the ... that Lupin Limited, one of India’s top five pharmaceutical ... PharmD System for high throughput solid form screening. ... on a wide range of quality, affordable generic and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Carahsoft and ... Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am PST), ... The topic focuses on how technology can turn raw, ... decisions for government agencies. The online webinar will last ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2
... Taking eye drops multiple times a day can be difficult ... as little as 1 to 7 percent of the dose ... Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Biomaterials ... contact lenses that can gradually dispense a constant amount of ...
... , SANTA ANA, Calif. , July ... with Prodimed, a company specializing in women,s health, located in ... distributing Prodimed,s extensive line of embryo transfer catheters, oocyte retrieval ... , Prodimed has a long ...
... NEWARK, N.J., July 21 BioNeutral Group, ... technology based Life Science Company announced today that at ... Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Antimicrobial passed the difficult Quantitative Disk ... spores of Clostridium difficile (C.diff) present ...
Cached Biology Technology:A drug-dispensing contact lens 2BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves a 100% Total Kill (Pass) Against the Life Threatening Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) Spores in Independent EPA Required Protocol Testing. 2BioNeutral's Ygiene(TM) Hospital Grade Achieves a 100% Total Kill (Pass) Against the Life Threatening Clostridium Difficile (C.diff) Spores in Independent EPA Required Protocol Testing. 3