ESA Biogeosciences Section Officers, 2014-2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in the election to select new leadership for the ESA Biogeosciences Section. Our new leadership starting January 2014 is:

Chair: Josh Schimel, Professor at UC Santa Barbara in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology

Secretary: Jennie McLaren, presently a Postdoc at University of British Columbia and as of Jan 2014 Assistant Professor at University of Texas, El Paso.

2013 ESA Biogeosciences Awards

Congratulations to the 2013 ESA Biogeosciences Section Awards recipients, and thank you to all of our judges!

1. The Elizabeth Sulzman Award for work done as a graduate student went to Lei Cheng for:
Cheng L., Booker F.L., Tu C., Burkey K.O., Zhou L., Shew H.D., Rufty T.W. & Hu S. (2012). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi increase organic carbon decomposition under elevated CO2. Science, 337, 1084-1087. [DOI]

2. The Gene E. Likens Award for work done within 5 years of receiving the PhD. went to Park Williams for:
Williams, A.P., Allen, C.D., Macalady, A.K., Woodhouse, C., Meko, D., Swetnam, T.W., Rauscher, S.A., Seager, R., Grissino-Mayer, H.D., Dean, J.S., Cook, E.R, Gangodagamage, C., Cai, M., McDowell, N.G. Temperature as a potent driver of regional forest-drought stress and tree mortality. Nature Climate Change. 3:292-297. [DOI]

3. The Best Student Presentation, supported by the New Phytologist, went to Jessica Corman for
"Growing rocks: Implications of lithification to microbial community ecology in a desert stream"

ESA Biogeosciences Section Officers, 2012-2014

Chair: Whendee L. Silver, professor at UC Berkeley in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.

Secretary: Kate Buckeridge, postdoc at UC Santa Barbara in the Earth Research Institute.

The section will continue to sponsor awards and to organize the student/faculty dinners during the Annual Meeting. Announcements about these opportunities will be made around May.

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