Foundation for Scientific Symbiosis
We sponsor 2 competitions in cooperation with the journal Ecology and Society. The Ralf Yorque Memorial Competition is a best-paper competition that aims to stimulate creative transdisciplinary research (see announcement). We also sponsor the Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award which is focused on identifying practitioners who champion to bridge practice and science. (see announcement).
Winners Ralf Yorque Memorial Competition:
RYMC 2005: Nathan Voght, Abwoli Babana, William Gombya-Ssembajjwe and Joseph Bahati. 2006. Understanding the Stability of Forest Reserve Boundaries in the West Mengo Region of Uganda. Ecology and Society 11(1). 38
RYMC 2006: Tayan R. Gurung, François Bousquet and Guy Trébuil. 2006. Companion modeling, conflict resolution, and institution building: sharing irrigation water in the Lingmuteychu Watershed, Bhutan. Ecology and Society 11(2): 36.
RYMC 2007: Nigel Chalmers and Christo Fabricius. 2007. Expert and generalist local knowledge about land-cover change on South Africa’s Wild Coast: can local ecological knowledge add value to science? Ecology and Society 12(1): 10.
RYMC 2010: Cifdaloz, O., A. Regmi, J. M. Anderies and A. A. Rodriguez. 2010. Robustness, vulnerability, and adaptive capacity in small-scale social-ecological systems: the Pumpa Irrigation system in Nepal. Ecology and Society 15(3): 39
Winners Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award
SPESA 2006: Gloria Gaia as discussed in Shanley, P. 2006. Science for the poor: How on e woman challenged researchers, ranchers, and loggers in Amazonia. Ecology and Society 11(2): 28.
SPESA 2007: Shimshal Natural Trust as discussed inAbidi-Habib, M., and A. Lawrence. 2007. Revolt and remember: how the Shimshal Nature Trust develops and sustains social-ecological resilience in northern Pakistan. Ecology and Society 12(2): 35.
SPESA 2008: Ricardo Rozzi as discussed in Hargrove, E., M. T. K. Arroyo, P. H. Raven, and H. Mooney. 2008. Omora Ethnobotanical Park and the UNESCO Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Ecology and Society 13(2): 49 (see also following news item)