A.G. Huntsman Foundation is pleased to announce that the winner of the
2007 A.G. Huntsman Award is Dr. Thomas Kiørboe from the Danish Institute
of Fisheries Research, Charlottelund Castle, Denmark. Dr. Kiørboe holds a
Ph.D and a Dr. Scient from the University of Copenhagen. He is a member of
the Royal Danish Society of Science and Letters, the Danish Academy of
Natural Sciences and the European Union Network of Excellence in Climate
and Marine Research. He is listed as “Highly Cited Author” by the
Institute of Scientific Information and is on the editorial board of 5
international scientific journals.
Kiørboe, the thirty-first recipient of the A.G Huntsman Award, is
recognized world-wide for his original and provocative thinking that has
led to pioneering contributions in many areas of marine ecology. He
developed innovative approaches for field, laboratory and modeling studies
of how micro-scale physical processes interact with the responses of
individual marine organisms to generate observed patterns in populations
and food webs. He is a major intellectual force in the difficult but
essential business of linking processes from the small to large scales.
His work in other areas, such as larval fish metabolism and the impact of
food quality on consumers, has had major and lasting impacts, in some
cases helping to spur the development of new research areas such as
ecological stoichiometry. Overall, Thomas Kiørboe has played a major role
in changing the way scientists view the field of plankton ecology.