Prizes, awards and grants

Gabriela Guimaraes Nobre received the European Geosciences Union (EGU)’s Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award. Her PICO evaluates the potential cost-effectiveness of cash transfer responses, comparing the relative costs of cash transfers before (ex-ante) and after (ex-post) drought events in five districts in Kenya.

Philip Ward is the winner of the EGU’s Plinius Medal 2018. The medal is awarded annually to an outstanding active scientist involved in  interdisciplinary research in natural hazards.

Piero Morseletto won the Oran R. Young Prize for the best early-career paper of the Earth System Governance 2018 Utrecht Conference. The title of his paper is ‘Confronting the nitrogen challenge: options for governance and targets’.

Three IVM researchers (Astrid van Teeffelen, Peter Verburg and Pieter van Beukering) have been granted a subsidy of EUR 200,000 each for research proposals in the area of biodiversity scenarios. The three IVM proposals were selected under the EU’s ERA-LEARN BiodivScen network. ‘ENVISION’ will aim at an approach to assess integrative scenarios and visions for the management of protected areas. ’FutureWeb’ will address the challenges from changes in climate and land use for the structure and functioning of food webs of vertebrates in Europe. ‘REEF-FUTURES’ will develop future visions of coastal reef ecosystem services in the Anthropocene.