The prize is named in the memory of Anne Keymer for the best oral presentation by a postgraduate student at the Winter Meeting. Anne herself was one of the first winners of this previously unnamed prize, in 1981. She went on to a career of great distinction, before dying of cancer early in 1993, at the age of 36. Anne was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Ecology, and more generally was an exemplary scholar, teacher and citizen of her discipline. In naming this prize after Anne Keymer, the BES is recognising a younger ecologist who embodied, to a remarkable degree, the qualities and values we stand for.
2010 Award winner:
Thomas Crowther - Crowther, T.W., Jones, T.H., Boddy, L. (University of Cardiff, UK) Fungus-invertebrate interactions determine mycelial distribution and wood decay rates.