2013 BMC Ecology image competition

2013 BMC Ecology image competition by Simon Herald

BMC Ecology is delighted to announce the winning images in its very first Ecology Image Competition. We were truly overwhelmed by the positive response to the competition, which received more than 200 individual entries from researchers across the world.

In an accompanying Editorial, guest judge Dr Yan Wong and the journal’s Editorial Board outline what they found most striking about their choice of winning images – and discuss some of the ecological stories behind these stunning pictures.

Click on the links below to browse through the winning entries, together with some of the most highly commended images that didn’t quite make it to winning the top prize. All of these winning images have been released under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC BY), so please feel free to share or reuse them as much as you like after attributing the image author.

Head over to the BMC-series blog to also read an accompanying interview with the overall winner, Dr Moritz Muschick of the University of Sheffield.

Overall Winner: Moritz Muschick (University of Sheffield)
Overall Runner up: Benjamin Blonder (University of Arizona)
Winner "Behavioural and Physiological Ecology ": Laetitia Kernaleguen (Deakin University)

 

Winner "Community, Population and Macroecology": Michael Siva-Jothy (University of Sheffield)
Winner "Conservation Ecology and Biodiversity Research": Hara Woltz (Columbia University)
Winner "Landscape ecology and Ecosystems": Yulin Jia (US Department of Agriculture)

 

Winner: Theoretical Ecology and Models Chaitanya S. Gokhale (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology)
Winner "Editor’s Pick": Raf Aerts (University of Leuven)
Highly Commended: Yitzchak Ben Mocha (Tel-Aviv University)

 

Highly Commended: Maristella D'Addario (University of Rome)
Highly Commended: Raf Aerts (University of Leuven)
Highly Commended: Bruce Anderson (University of Stellenbosch)

 

Highly Commended: Daniel Wisbech Carstensen (Instituto de Biociências, Brazil)
Highly Commended: Sylvain Dubey (University of Lausanne)
Highly Commended: Matteo Lattuada (University of Antwerp)

 

Highly Commended: David Inouye (University of Maryland)
Highly Commended: Ong Poh Teck (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)
Highly Commended: György Csóka (Forest Research Institute Hungary)

 

Highly Commended: Miguel Cabanellas (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies)
Highly Commended: Michael Siva-Jothy (University of Sheffield)
Highly Commended: Benjamin Blonder (University of Arizona)

 

Highly Commended: Benjamin Blonder (University of Arizona)
Highly Commended: Benjamin Blonder (University of Arizona)
Highly Commended: Hara Woltz (Columbia University)

 

Highly Commended: Anne Ebeling (University of Jena)
Highly Commended: Benoit Gineste (Evolutionary EcoPhysiology Group, CNRS)
Highly Commended: Thomas Jensen (Medical Prognosis Institute, Denmark)
via: http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/bmcblog/2013/03/22/bmc-ecology-announces-the-winners-of-the-ecology-image-competition/#prettyPhoto

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