Navigation Links
University of Tennessee professor wins world's top prize for ecology, environmental science
Date:7/19/2012

meet him at the government palace where he was congratulated by Catalan President Artus Mas.

Simberloff will return to Barcelona in October to receive the award at a ceremony at the Catalan government palace.

Simberloff, who earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Harvard University, came to UT in 1997 from Florida State University to accept the Gore-Hunger Chair founded by former Vice President Al Gore Jr. in honor of his late sister, Nancy Gore Hunger. Simberloff founded and directs the Institute for Biological Invasions, and he is the editor of the new Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions, an 800-page tome that documents invasions worldwide.

Simberloff's work, frequently cited in textbooks, is studied by most undergraduate ecology students.

As a researcher, he is noted for rigorously testing and sometimes discarding his own theories, thereby strengthening the scientific basis for ecology. His early research on insects on small islands in Florida had assessed the theory of island biogeography, which proposed that the number of species found on an undisturbed island was determined by a balance between ongoing immigration and extinction. This research, conducted with Harvard's E.O. Wilson, won the prestigious Mercer Award in 1971. However, in 1976 Simberloff published further research on this system that contradicted this widely accepted theory, showing that most species that disappeared from the island had never really established ongoing populations beyond the first few individuals that arrived there, and that longstanding populations rarely became extinct.

Simberloff was elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993.

Past winners of the Margalef Award are Paul Dayton, a marine benthic biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif.; Sir John Lawton, a British scientist who was knighted for his contributions to ecological sciences; Harold Mooney, biology p
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Blakely
ablakely@utk.edu
865-771-9127
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Carnegie Mellon Universitys Biometrics Center Selected To House New Pedo-Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab
2. Wayne State University researchers program targets safer river fishing, anglers health
3. Winemaking goes high-tech at the University of British Columbia
4. University of Miami-led study finds winds played important role in keeping oil away from S. Fla.
5. New York University scientists discover possible treatment to reduce scarring
6. Royal Astronomical Society and Oxford University Press partnership announced
7. Mainz University coordinates new EU project on the origins of human settlement
8. University of Tennessee professor receives funding for clean coal research
9. University of North Texas Health Science Center Advances Forensic Research by Investing in Semiconductor DNA Sequencing Technology
10. IOC recognizes University of Calgary Sports Injury Research Prevention Centre
11. Loss of biodiversity increasingly threatens human well-being: UBC, University of Michigan research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
University of Tennessee professor wins world's top prize for ecology, environmental science
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- According to a new market research ... (Pen & Paper Based, Hosted, Biometrics), Service, Application (Clinical ... Vertical and Region - Global Forecast to 2020", published ... from USD 2.4 Billion in 2015 to USD 7.5 ... (CAGR) of 25.6% from 2015 to 2020. ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... The report "Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Market ... (Travel & Immigration, Government, Banking, Defense, Commercial Security, Consumer ... published by MarketsandMarkets, Multi-Factor Authentication Market is expected to ... CAGR of 17.7% between 2015 and 2020. ... spread through 169 P ages and ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... BELLEVUE, Wash. , Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced today it will unveil its "Guardian S" snake ... the National Tactical Officers Association Conference on August 30 ... S is the first-ever commercially available energetically autonomous snake ... and in-field trials and is protected by more than ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cognitive Assessment and Training Market Worth 7.5 Billion USD by 2020 2Cognitive Assessment and Training Market Worth 7.5 Billion USD by 2020 3Cognitive Assessment and Training Market Worth 7.5 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 2Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 3Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 5Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 2Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 3
... plague belongs to a virulent family of bacteria called ... for food poisoning. These bacteria insert into their host ... -- among other things -- disrupting the cells' normal ... cell's internal skeleton. Now, a study published by Rockefeller ...
... the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, ... discover a gene--called Kibra--associated with memory performance in ... develop new medicines for memory-based diseases such as ... better understanding of how memory works at the ...
... low birth weights tend to have a much lower quality of ... a study published in the latest issue of the UK-based Journal ... birth weights of 1500g or less and compared them with a ... quality of life when it came to physical, emotional, cognitive and ...
Cached Biology News:A wolf in sheep's clothing: Plague bacteria reveal one of their virulence tricks 2Affymetrix 500K array used to identify memory gene 2Very low birth weight linked to reduced quality of life in pre-school children 2
(Date:8/26/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2015 , ... The ... for Boston adult stem cell technology start-up company Asymmetrex to share the ... the capabilities of a new biomarker for counting adult tissue stem cells. , With ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... , ... August 25, 2015 , ... ... breast tissue lesions are cancerous is described by University of Illinois researchers in ... for optics and photonics. , In “ Breast cancer diagnosis using spatial light ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... -- Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, technology-driven company, announced ... company as Chief Operating Officer. Winham, who brings more than ... will report directly to HLI,s CEO, J. Craig Venter ... COO, Winham will be responsible for managing all HLI sequencing, ... operations. HLI currently has three locations in San ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Corporation®, a premier developer of build-to-order, independent blade-based and rackmount computing infrastructure, ... high performance workstation rackmount offering, the RM1630DX. The latest system boasts two ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 4New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 2New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 3New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 4Human Longevity, Inc. Hires Life Sciences Leader, Mark Winham, as Chief Operating Officer 2Cirrascale® Announces Next Generation High Density, Two-in-One GPU Rackmount Offering Perfect for High Performance Remote Workstations 2Cirrascale® Announces Next Generation High Density, Two-in-One GPU Rackmount Offering Perfect for High Performance Remote Workstations 3
... You Land a Job , ... San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) July 1, ... hesitate to use the Delete key on your professional resume or bio. ... also be a handicap in the job hunt, says a leading ...
... receive recombinant Bovine Somatotropin (rbST) make more milk, all the ... according to a Cornell University study to be published in ... (June 30, 2008.) , Producing milk uses large quantities ... biotech product used on American farms has been in ...
... Life,Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP ), a leading provider ... research, today announced that it has been,added to the ... indexes captures the 4,000,largest U.S. stocks as of the ... in the Russell 3000, which remains in place for,one ...
Cached Biology Technology:Facelift for Resumes Offers Hope for Job Seekers, says Resume Writing Service 2Facelift for Resumes Offers Hope for Job Seekers, says Resume Writing Service 3Carbon hoofprint: Cows supplemented with rbST reduce agriculture's environmental impact 2Caliper Life Sciences Added to Russell 3000(R) Index 2
This kit is designed to select cells labeled with biotinylated antibodies. Kit includes reagents for labeling 3 x 10 9 cells and EasySep magnet....
Designed for use with the Agencourt CleanSEQ and Agencourt AMPure 384-well SPRI reagent kits. For use with 384-well thermal cycling plates....
SDS-OutT Precipitation Reagent...
Physical Form: saline suspension with ethanol Particle Dim: mean particle size 50 μm Matrix: HyperD F. Useful for the removal of detergents from protein samples....
Biology Products: