Acclaim for OU’s “citizen scientist”, honored with national award

September 19, 2011

Open University ecological scientist – creator of the nature-lovers’ social networking site iSpot – has been given an award in recognition of this and other achievements by the British Ecological Society (BES).

Jonathan Silvertown, Professor of Ecology at the OU, was presented with the society’s Ecological Engagement Award this month, receiving an honorarium of £1,000 plus a commemorative certificate.

SOURCE: Open University (UK)

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