What's New!

  • New Director for the ECI: Prof. Stephen J. Hawkins (University of Southampton) has been appointed Director of the International Ecology Institute (ECI), replacing the late Prof. Brian Moss. We welcome Stephen, as a highly respected scientist, former IRPE Prizewinner and Member of the ECI Jury, to this position. (Date posted: 29.11.2016)
  • Distinguished Guest: On November 16 the International Ecology Institute (ECI) was honoured to host Prof. Jane Lubchenco (Oregon State University), formerly USA Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Administrator of NOAA, and member of President Obama's 'Science Dream Team’, and presently U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean. Prof. Lubchenco was in Oldendorf / Luhe to receive the 2016 ECI Prize, awarded annually by the ECI to an ecologist "distinguished by outstanding and sustained scientific achievement". At the Ceremony, Prof. Lubchenco gave an inspiring talk on returning science to its rightful place in society through effective communication. The ECI Prize recipients are invited to write a book presenting their personal experiences, visions for the future, or summarising their life's work, published in the series Excellence in Ecology. (Date posted: 21.11.2016)
  • Professional Excellence: On November 16 the International Ecology Institute (ECI) was also excited to host Prof. Mary I. O’Connor and present her with the 2016 International Recognition of Professional Excellence (IRPE) Prize, awarded annually by the ECI to an ecologist younger than 40 who has published uniquely independent, original and/or challenging research representing an important scientific breakthrough. Prof. O’Connor presented a very interesting and dynamic talk in which she highlighted the importance of evaluating ecological biodiversity at local and global scales as well as reiterating that ecology is about understanding how living systems grow, change and persist. (Date posted: 21.11.2016)

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