Excellence in Rangeland Ecology Research
The Rangeland Ecology section will offer one or more awards each year
to support the travel of outstanding graduate and advanced
undergraduate students to the ESA annual meeting. We particularly
encourage applications from SEEDS chapter members. Awards are $400 and
the number of awards given per year depends upon available resources.
The award is open to currently-enrolled students within or outside the
The student must be the presenting author on an oral paper or poster
that has been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting.
The paper/poster should be applicable to the past, present, and/or
future of rangeland systems and could address rangelands from a number
of perspectives, including exploration of relationships between
organisms, biogeochemical cycles, and people.
Rangeland is a broad category of land use including areas classified
as grasslands, savannas, wetlands, shrublands, and woodlands.
Rangelands 1) are managed as natural ecosystems to balance provision
of diverse ecosystem services, 2) are often used historically and/or
currently for livestock production, and 3) are tightly coupled
human-natural ecosystems, often involving diverse interests in land
conditions. The subjects of rangeland ecological studies are broad and
include, for example, carbon sequestration, wildlife populations,
invasive species, or attitudes of landowners.
Applications are due by
May 31, 2013
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 16, 2013
(via email) and should include:
A sheet containing the applicant’s name, professional address,
email and phone number, paper/poster title joined to a copy of the
accepted abstract, including the paper/poster number and
date/session/time of presentation.
A recommendation letter from the student’s advisor. A second
letter from another member of the student’s committee, a work
supervisor, or mentor can be included if desired.
A cover letter (no longer than 1 page) written by the student that
describes the scientific and applied significance of the presented
work for rangeland ecology and the student’s interest in attending
the ESA meeting.
Applications should be sent to Section Chair, Cini Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org),
with the subject line “Travel Award."
Applications will be evaluated by a volunteer group of section members
and notification will be given by July 1, 2013. Awardees are
expected to attend the Rangeland Ecology Section business meeting at
the Annual Meeting.