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MCEB ( Chile ) receives major award for biodiversity research

In early December 2004, 14 scientists attached to the Millennium Center for Advanced Studies in Ecology and Research on Biodiversity (MC EB , Chile ) were awarded the prestigious "BBVA Foundation Prize for Scientific Research in Conservation Biology" for Latin America . MC EB is directed by Dr. Mary Kalin Arroyo, a member of the DIVERSITAS Scientific Committee.

The award carries a stipend of 230.000 €, of which 50% will be shared by the group to further MC EB ´s research over the coming three years. The MC EB ’s main lines of investigation include conservation biology, diversity of communities, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, paleo-ecology and environmental ethics.

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Last updated: 07 March 2005

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