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[Ecophysiology] 2005 ESA Billings/Best Poster Awards Competition

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Thu May 12 12:12:22 EST 2005

I'm forwarding this announcement of the 2005 Billings/Best Poster 
Awards competition from Gretchen North, Section Secretary. Please reply 
to Gretchen if you'd like to enter the competition.


If you or a student you know wants to enter this year's competition for 
the Billings award (best oral presentation) or the Best Poster award to 
be given in Montreal at the annual ESA meeting in August, please read 
and follow the instructions below. Please note that I'd like to hear 
from you by 6 June--I'll be out of the country from 16-30 May. Also, 
it's not too early for those of you who would like to help with the 
judging of the awards to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you, student entrants and judges alike.

The Billings and Best Poster Awards
Two separate awards recognize significant advancements in physiological 
ecology; entrants are judged on the rigor, creativity, importance, and 
presentation of the research. See the bottom of this page for some tips 
on effective paper and poster presentation. 

Billings Award
The W.D. and S.M. Billings award is made to the graduate student whose 
oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of 
America represents a significant advancement in physiological ecology. 
The award will be given to a student whose paper is judged to offer the 
rigor, creativity, importance, and presentation that sets a new 
standard in the discipline. The winner receives a $500 check from the 
Physiological Ecology section and will be able to select a 
complimentary book from the Academic Press list of publications. (The 
honorable mention winner also receives a complimentary book of his or 
her choice from Academic Press.) The award recognizes the lifetime 
contributions by its namesakes, Dwight and Shirley Billings, to 
physiological ecology. Dwight built the foundation for physiological 
ecology in North America and provided leadership for the field 
throughout his illustrious career. Together, Dwight and Shirley have 
shown a deep regard for the interests and training of graduate students 
in this dynamic component of ecology.

Best Poster Award
This is given to the student with the best physiological ecology poster 
presentation at the annual ESA meeting. The winner receives a $500 
check from the Physiological Ecology section and will be able to select 
a complimentary book from the Academic Press list of publications. (The 
honorable mention winner also receives a complimentary book courtesy of 
Academic Press.)

Eligibility requirements for both awards:
1) The student entrant must be first author and presenter for the paper 
or poster.
2) "Student" is defined as undergraduate or graduate student who is 
currently enrolled in a degree program or who finished his/her degree 
within the last 12 months.
3) The student must be a Physiological Ecology section member at the 
time of the presentation. Not a member of the physiological ecology 
section? No problem -- it's easy to join. Just go to the ESA membership 
site (http://www.esa.org/join_renew/), and on the application form 
scroll down to "Section & Chapter Affiliation" and select 
"Physiological Ecology Section". Annual membership dues are $3. You can 
join us at any time, but you must be a member of ESA. If you're not 
already a member of ESA, you can use the link above to join ESA at the 
same time. ESA memberships run January-December, regardless of when you 

To enter the competitions:
Please send Gretchen North (gnorth at oxy.edu) the following information 
by 6 June 2005:
1) Information on the student entrant: name, mailing address, email 
address, phone number, FAX number, College/University association, and 
student status.
2) Presentation title, complete list of authors, and abstract.
3) Presentation time, location, session title, and (for talks) name of 
session moderator. (If you do not have this information by 6 June, go 
ahead and send in the other information, and then update your 
application when information about your session arrives.)

Gretchen North, Secretary, Physiological Ecology Section
Associate Professor, Biology
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Telephone: 323-259-2898
FAX: 323-341-4974


Charles W. "Will" Cook                  w 919-660-7423
http://www.duke.edu/~cwcook            cwcook at duke.edu
Box 90340, Biology Dept., Duke Univ., Durham, NC 27708

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