Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

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The Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology (Catalan: Premi Ramon Margalef d'Ecologia) is a prize awarded annually to recognize an exceptional scientific career or discovery in the field of ecology or other environmental science. The award was created to honor the life and work of Dr. Ramon Margalef (1919-2004), one of the founding fathers of modern ecology and one of the most distinguished Spanish scientists of the twentieth century. The award has been presented every year since 2004 and comes with an honorarium of 80,000 and a sculpture representing a microalga, called Picarola margalefii. It is open to ecologists from anywhere in the world. The award is given by the Generalitat de Catalunya in commemoration of Ramon Margalef.

Submission of candidatures[edit]

The Prize may be awarded either to individuals or to legal persons or groups from all over the world that, through their scientific career and teaching, have made significant contributions to the development of the ecological sciences. Candidatures must be submitted by representatives of university institutions, superior schools, research centres or academies that are either devoted to science or have science divisions and other institutions of similar purpose, by persons who have been awarded the Prize in previous years or by persons who have been members of the Prize Jury. Exceptionally, candidatures submitted by persons with an acknowledged prestige in the field of ecology will also be admitted. The candidatures must be submitted in a letter or statement of well-reasoned justification signed and dated by the presenter, accompanied by a curriculum vitae of the candidate. The candidatures should be sent to the Technical Secretariat of the Premi Ramon Margalef.[1]

Ramon Margalef Awardees[edit]

Videos of Award ceremonies[edit]

  • [2] 2011 Juan Carlos Castilla
  • [3] 2012 Daniel Simberloff
  • [4] 2013 Sallie W. Chisholm

Videos of Prize Lectures[edit]

Published Margalef Prize Lectures[edit]

  • [10] Levin S.A. 2011. Evolution the ecosystem level: On the evolution of ecosystem patterns. Contributions to Science 7: 11-16.
  • [11] Castilla J.C. 2012. Conservation and social-ecological systems in the 21st century of the Anthropocene era. Contributions to Science 8: 11-21.
  • [12] Simberloff D. 2013. Biological invasions: Much progress plus several controversies. Contributions to Science 9: 7-16.
  • [13] Chisholm S.W. 2014. Margalef’s mandala, Prochlorococcus, and geoengineering. Contributions to Science 10: 7-15.
  • [14] Tilman D. 2015. Biodiversity: From evolutionary origins to ecosystem functioning. Contributions to Science 11: 11-20.


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