The Cowles Award goes to the best book or journal article published in the previous year on the general topic of biogeography.
Mike Pisaric is a Professor at Carleton and a former Queen’s student. Joshua Thienpont is a PhD student in John Smol's lab and co-led the paper. Holly Nesbitt was a 4th year thesis student in the Smol lab.
The paper has received much media attention.
Pisaric, M.F.J., Thienpont, J.R., Kokelj, S.V., Nesbitt, H., Lantz, T.C., Solomon, S., and Smol, J.P. 2011. Impacts of a recent storm surge on an Arctic delta ecosystem examined in the context of the last millennium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 8960-8965.