Wei-Min Ni
February 27, 2020

Professor Wei-Ming Ni’s jointly written paper --  “Carrying capacity in a heterogeneous environment with habitat connectivity” --  was selected to receive “The 2019 Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award” by the ESA (Ecology Society of America). 

The paper is motivated by mathematical results and explores a key question in spatial population biology: “How do spatial heterogeneity in environmental factors and movement patterns determine the regional abundance of a population?” 

The paper was written in collaboration with Bo Zhang,  Alex Kula, Keenan M. L. Mack, Lu Zhai, Arrix L. Ryce, Donald L. DeAngelis, and  J. David Van Dyken, and was published in Ecology Letters in 2017 (20: 1118-1128).