PI David Tilman Receives Balzan Prize for Contributions to Ecological Research

posted September 15, 2014

MSI Principal Investigator David Tilman (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) has been awarded a prestigious 2014 Balzan Prize. This is an international award that comes with an $800,000 prize, half of which is intended to support young researchers. The award is in recognition of Tilman’s many contributions to theoretical and experimental plant ecology.

Tilman is a University of Minnesota Regents Professor, Director of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (CCESR), and a Fellow of the Institute on the Environment. He and his MSI research group use MSI resources to support their work at CCESR. MSI is providing hosting for the CCESR’s interactive databases, which are used by researchers. The MSI website also serves as a community outreach tool that provides information on world-class research and education opportunities, and species identification guides.

More about this award can be found on the University's Discover blog.