The Ecological Society of America announced that Volker Grimm is the 2023 winner of the Robert Whittaker Distinguished Ecologist Award, which is presented every two years to an outstanding non-American ecologist.

The award statement noted Volker’s contributions to theoretical ecology, ecological modeling and individual-based modeling, management ecology, and education. The award will be presented at ESA’s 2023 annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. At that meeting, Volker will speak at the symposium Yes Ecologists Can: Models and Field Studies for 21st Century Problems. The symposium was organized by Steve Railsback and Matthew McCary and features several former students of our modeling courses.