The Whittaker Award recognizes an ecologist with an earned doctorate（博士学位） and an outstanding record of contributions in ecology （卓越贡献）who is not a U.S. citizen （非美国公民）and who resides outside the United States（不在美国居住）.
Dr. Jingyun Fang – a Cheung Kong Scholar, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Ecology, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences at Peking University – is one of the most renowned ecologists in China. During his career, Fang has played pivotal roles in the advancement of ecology, in informing national and international policy, and in building a scientific community of ecologists in China. He makes significant contributions to the understanding of carbon cycling, biodiversity, remote sensing, and plant stoichiometry. Fang has published 7 books and over 370 peer-reviewed papers, including key papers in Science, Nature, and PNAS. His work uses environmental and anthropogenic gradients at local and national scales – conceptually similar to Whittaker’s classical gradient studies – to markedly influence the understanding of the variation in and controls over diversity, carbon cycling, and ecosystem services. His body of work advances numerous concepts that Whittaker pioneered, and also establishes new standards of scientific rigor that were impossible in Whittaker’s time.
R. H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award – The Ecological Society of America's History and Records
|Year ||Full Name ||Citations/H-index|
|2014 ||Richard Shine ||55418/114 |
|2015 ||Inderjit ||5097/38|
|2016 ||Ezatollah Karami ||1784/23|
|2017 ||Petr Pyšek ||44222/100|
|2018 ||David b. lindenmayer ||54710/115|
Eminent Ecologist Award: Robert D. Holt
Distinguished Service Citation: Charles D. Canham
Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education: Ricardo Rozzi
Commitment to Human Diversity in Ecology Award: Maria N. Miriti
Robert H. Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award: Jingyun Fang
W.S. Cooper Award: Songlin Fei, Johanna M. Desprez, Kevin M. Potter, Insu Jo, Jonathan A. Knott, and Christopher M. Oswalt
George Mercer Award: Jesmer, Brett R., Merkle, Jerod A., Goheen, Jacob R., Aikens, Ellen O., Beck, Jeffrey L., Courtemanch, Alyson B., Hurley, Mark A., McWhirter, Douglas E., Miyasaki, Hollie M., Monteith, Kevin L., and Kauffman, Matthew J.
Sustainability Science Award: McPhearson, T., S.T.A. Pickett, N.R. Grimm, J. Niemela, M. Alberti, T. Elmqvist, C. Weber, D. Haase, J. Breuste, and S. Qureshi
Innovation in Sustainability Science Award: Bennett, E.M., M. Solan, R. Biggs, T. McPhearson, A.V. Norström, P. Olsson, L., Pereira, G.D. Peterson, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, F. Biermann, S.R. Carpenter, E.C. Ellis, T. Hichert, V. Galaz, M. Lahsen, M. Milkoreit, B. Martin López, K.A. Nicholas, R., Preiser, G. Vince, J.M. Vervoort, and J. Xu.