Winners of the EFFS Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences (2015-2016)
The EFFS Board of Representatives is proud to announce the successful applicants for the EFFS Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences (2015-2016).
An international jury, composed of five members of the International Representatives of EFFS and EFYR, have evaluated the pre-selected dissertations, which had been transmitted by the National Societies. Three candidates have been selected for the prizes.
Main prize and winner of the EFFS Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences – Call 2015-2016:
Dr. Stephanie Nikola MERBT, Germany
Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain
for the doctoral thesis entitled: Microbial nitrification in urban streams: from single cell activity to ecosystem processes
The two subsidiary prizes go to:
Dr. David Alexander MARQUES, Switzerland
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, and EAWAG, Switzerland
for the doctoral thesis entitled: Population genomics of adaptive radiation: a threespine stickleback perspective.
Dr. Simon BELLE, France
Chrono-Environnement laboratory, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France
for the doctoral thesis entitled: What can we learn about past methane cycle in lakes using paleolimnological approaches?
The prizes will be surrendered during the 10th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences (SEFS10) in Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 2nd-7th, 2017 (www.sefs10.cz). The award ceremony will be announced soon in the Conference Programme (http://www.sefs10.cz/daily-programme). The prize winner will give a dedicated plenary lecture.
Additionally, the winning theses will be exhibited during the symposium at the booth of the association of European Fresh and Young Researchers (EFYR).