2010 COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT
"Novel Approaches of Integrative Science for the Future"
Ecology and Society invites our 11,000+ subscribers and all other readers
to participate in a manuscript competition that exploits novel ways of
performing integrative science and policy research.
Transdisciplinary science is often promoted in words and not in practice.
Young scholars derive many incentives to specialize in certain disciplines,
and experience few incentives to be creative in combining insights from
various scientific disciplines and performing science in nontraditional
ways. We ask our readers to be part of an effort to stimulate novelty
and creativity of new ways of performing science.
From 2006 onwards, all Ecology and Society
submissions will be considered for the Ralf Yorque Memorial competition.
A prize of 500 Euro and a place on the main index page of the journal
will be awarded to the author(s) of the most novel paper that integrates
different streams of science to assess fundamental questions in the ecological,
political, and social foundations for sustainable social-ecological systems.
Manuscript submissions, while exploring new ways of science should include
a balance of novelty and content. Each submission will be peer-reviewed
for content and assessed by the Ecology and Society Editorial Board for
We are grateful to the Foundation of Scientific Symbiosis www.scientificsymbiosis.org
for providing the resources to finance this competition.
Past Competition Winners:
Fit between a Set of Institutions and an Ecosystem
From Invisibility to Transparency:
Identifying the Implications
and Generalist Local Knowledge about Land-cover Change on South Africa’s
Wild Coast: Can Local Ecological Knowledge Add Value to Science?
Companion Modeling, Conflict Resolution,
and Institution Building: Sharing Irrigation Water in the Lingmuteychu
Understanding the stability of forest
reserve boundaries in the West Mengo region of Uganda