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Diversity 2015, 7(2), 192-194;

Diversity Best Paper Awards for 2015
Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Received: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 12 June 2015 / Published: 15 June 2015
Diversity is instituting annual awards to recognize the most outstanding papers in the areas of biological, genetical, chemical or environmental diversity published in Diversity.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the first “Diversity Best Paper Awards”. Nominations were selected by the Editor-in-Chief and several Editorial Board members of Diversity from all papers published in 2013.
We are pleased to announce that the following three papers were chosen to receive “Diversity Best Paper Awards” for 2015. I congratulate all of the authors and thank them for their significant and important contributions to the field of diversity. I also thank the members of the Selection Committee for their efforts.

Diversity Paper Awards for 2015

First Prize

Samuel A. Cushman, Tzeidle N. Wasserman, Erin L. Landguth and Andrew J. Shirk
Re-evaluating causal modeling with Mantel tests in landscape genetics.
Diversity 2013, 5(1), 51-72; doi:10.3390/d5010051

Second Prize

Linda Garlant, Patrik Koskinen, Leo Rouhiainen, Pia Laine, Lars Paulin, Petri Auvinen, Liisa Holm and Minna Pirhonen
Genome sequence of Dickeya solani, a new soft rot pathogen of potato, suggests its emergence may be related to a novel combination of non-ribosomal peptide/polyketide synthetase clusters.
Diversity 2013, 5(4), 824-842; doi:10.3390/d5040824

Third Prize

Alberto Orgiazzi, Valeria Bianciotto, Paola Bonfante, Stefania Daghino, Stefano Ghignone, Alexandra Lazzari, Erica Lumini, Antonietta Mello, Chiara Napoli, Silvia Perotto, Alfredo Vizzini, Simonetta Bagella, Claude Murat and Mariangela Girlanda
454 pyrosequencing analysis of fungal assemblages from geographically distant, disparate soils reveals spatial patterning and a core mycobiome.
Diversity 2013, 5(1), 73-98; doi:10.3390/d5010073

Award Selection Committee

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Wink
  • Institute of Pharmacy & Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Dr. Ipek Kurtboke
  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Microbiology, School of Science, Education and Engineering, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Henle
  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Department of Conservation Biology, Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Prof. Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
  • Department of Science and Technologies for Agriculture, Forestry, Nature and Energy (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc 01100 Viterbo, Italy
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Dr. Piotr Nowicki
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Kraków, Poland
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Dr. Simone Fattorini
  • CE3C – Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes / Azorean Biodiversity Group and Universidade dos Açores - Departamento de Ciências Agrárias, 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo, Açores, Portugal
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Dr. Yong-Bi Fu
  • Plant Gene Resources of Canada, Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 107 Science Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0X2, Canada
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