The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and the Editorial Board of BIOTROPICA proudly announce each year the winner of the BIOTROPICA Award for Excellence in Tropical Biology and Conservation, presented to the author of a paper published in BIOTROPICA during the year before.

The BIOTROPICA Editorial Board recognize an outstanding contribution based on original research conducted in tropical regions.

Criteria include

  • clarity of presentation,
  • strong basis in natural history,
  • well-planned experimental and/or sampling design,
  • and novel insights gained into critical processes that influence the structure and functioning of tropical biological systems.

2010 – The 2010 Award is presented to Ezekiel Edward, Pantaleo K. T. Munishi, and Philip E. Hulme for their paper entitled “Relative roles of disturbance and propagule pressure on the invasion of humid tropical forest byCordia alliodora (Boraginaceae) in Tanzania” published in BIOTROPICA 41(2): 171–178. Abstract

2009 – The 2009 Award is presented to Timothy Paine, Kyle Harms, Stefan Schnitzer and Walter Carson for their paper entitled ‘Weak competition among tropical tree seedlings: implication for species coexistence’ published in BIOTROPICA 40(4): 432–440. Abstract

2008 – The 2008 Award is presented to Mickaël Henry and Sylvie Jouard for their paper entitled “Effect of Bat Exclusion on Patterns of Seed Rain in Tropical Rain Forest in French Guiana” published in BIOTROPICA 39(4): 510–518. Abstract

2007 – The 2007 Award is presented to Heraldo Vasconcelos, Ernane Vieira-Neto, Fabiane Mundim, and Emilio Bruna for their paper entitled “Roads Alter the Colonization Dynamics of a Keystone Herbivore in Neotropical Savannas” published in BIOTROPICA 38(5): 661–666. Abstract

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