Archived What's New announcements


  • 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) Press Release: EN DE
  • 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) Press Release: EN DE 
  • ECI Prize 2016 in Marine Ecology: The Ecology Institute Jury chaired by Prof. Christine Maggs has elected Prof. Jane Lubchenco (Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA) as winner of the Excellence in Ecology Prize, and Dr Mary O’Connor (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) as winner of the IRPE (International Recognition of Professional Excellence) Prize. Congratulations!
  • SEDAO incorporated into AB. As of January, 2016, Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms has been discontinued as an independent journal and incorporated into Aquatic Biology. An archive of content will remain available. New submissions should follow the AB guidelines.
  • New Editors-in-Chief for MEPS appointed. We are very pleased to announce a new leadership for the editorial board of Marine Ecology Progress Series: Professors Charles Peterson, Katherine Richardson, Rory Wilson and Myron Peck (as Coordinator) will share the task of Editor-in-Chief.
  • Publication times cut. All IR journals now average under 55 days from acceptance of manuscripts to publication of final, paginated versions. This has been achieved without compromising the rigorous copyediting and production standards for which IR is known.
  • An obituary of IR's founder, Professor Otto Kinne, has been published in MEPS Vol 528, entitled "A life devoted to aquatic ecology: a tribute to Otto Kinne" and authored by Victor Smetacek. 
  • ECI Prize 2015 in Freshwater (Limnetic) Ecology: The Ecology Institute Jury chaired by Prof. Mary Power has elected Prof. John Smol (Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada) as winner of the Excellence in Ecology Prize, and Dr Mariana Meerhoff (Universidad de la República, Maldonado, Uruguay) as winner of the IRPE (International Recognition of Professional Excellence) Prize. Congratulations!
  • New Associate Editor-in-Chief for MEPS and AB: Myron Peck, of The Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, University of Hamburg, Germany, has been appointed to the editorial boards of Marine Ecology Progress Series and Aquatic Biology as Associate Editor-in-Chief. Welcome aboard!
  • ECI Prize 2014 in Terrestrial Ecology: The Ecology Institute Jury chaired by Professor Hal Mooney has elected Prof. William H. Schlesinger (President Emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, USA) as winner of the Excellence in Ecology Prize, and Prof. Lian Pin Koh (University of Adelaide, Australia) as winner of the IRPE (International Recognition of Professional Excellence) Prize. Congratulations!