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Science and Practice of Ecology & Society Award

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Awardees previous years

2014 Shixiong Cao, China

Achieving ecological restoration by working with local people: a Chinese scholar seeks win-win paths.

Zheng, H., and G. Wang, Ecology and Society 19(3): 35.

2013 Puntacana Ecological Foundation, Domenican Republic

Punta Cana Ecological Foundation and the Scaling of Sustainable Tourism Development.

Stephen M. Uzzo, Ecology and Society 18(4): 73.

2012 Shan Shui Conservation Center, China

Ecological Conservation, Cultural Preservation, and a Bridge between: the Journey of Shanshui Conservation Center in the Sanjiangyuan Region, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.

Xiaoli Shen and Jiaxin Tan, Ecology and Society 17(4): 38.

2011 MEZA Management of Arid Ecosystems Program, Mexico

Twenty Years of Interdisciplinary Studies: the MEZA Programs Contributions to Society, Ecology, and the Education of Postgraduate Students.

Cesar Vazquez et al., Ecology and Society 16(4): 19.

2010 Guiding Hope, Cameroon

Sweet, Sticky, and Sustainable Social Business.

Verina Ingram and Justin Njikeu, Ecology and Society 16(1): 37.

2009 Long Tom Watershed Council, USA

Social Infrastructure to Integrate Science and Practice: the Experience of the Long Tom Watershed Council.

Rebecca L. Flitcroft, Dana C. Dedrick, Courtland L. Smith, Cynthia A. Thieman, and John P. Bolte,

Ecology and Society 14 (2): 36.

2008 Ricardo Rozzi, Chile/USA

Omora Ethnobotanical Park and the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Eugene C. Hargrove, Mary T. K. Arroyo, Peter H. Raven, and Harold Mooney, Ecology and Society 13(2): 49.

2007 Shimshal Nature Trust, Pakistan

Revolt and Remember: How the Shimshal Nature Trust Develops and Sustains Social-Ecological Resilience in Northern Pakistan. Mehjabeen Abidi-Habib and Anna Lawrence.Ecology and Society 12(2): 35.

2006 Glória Gaia, Brazil

Science for the Poor: How One Woman Challenged Researchers, Ranchers, and Loggers in Amazonia. Patricia Shanley, Ecology and Society 11(2): 28.

Winner 2015 Science and Practice in Ecology & Society Award

The Stewardship Network     www.stewardshipnetwork.org

The prize contains 1000 Euro and an article about The Stewardship Network published in the December edition of the international journal Ecology & Society http://www.ecologyandsociety.org by Paige Fischer, who nominated this organization.

A boundary-spanning organization for transdisciplinary science on land stewardship: The Stewardship Network

A. Paige Fischer, Ecology and Society 20(4):38.


The Science and Practice of Ecology & Society Award is given annually to the individual or organization that is the most effective in bringing transdisciplinary science of the interactions of ecology and society into practice. The focus of the award is on practitioners. Examples of possible winners include, a high school teacher who develops a special curriculum, a mayor with initiatives and actions for the town based on scientific concepts, a journalist who brings scientific insights to a broader audience, or a NGO group who facilitates local knowledge production in rural communities.

The purpose of this award is to recognize the importance of practitioners who translate the scientific findings and insights of the scholarly community to practical applications. We want to identify innovative practitioners so that their story can be an example for others.

The Award

The award consists of 1000 Euro and an article in Ecology and Society devoted to this person or organization. This article will be written by those who send in the nomination.