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Levin wins Heineken Prize

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded its A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences to Simon Levin , professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

The award, which includes a cash prize of $150,000, recognized Levin for "his insights into the effects of scale on ecosystems." Levin, the George Moffett Professor of Biology, has been a leader in applying mathematical approaches to studies of ecosystems across a wide range of scales, from the behavior and genetics of individual organisms to the dynamics of large populations. His 1992 article "The Problem of Pattern and Scale in Ecology" was the most cited article in the field during the 1990s.

The Heineken Prize is awarded every two years to outstanding international scientists and scholars in the categories of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences and history.

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