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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology professor Daniel Simberloff was officially awarded the Ramon Margalef ecology prize from the government of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain on October 29. Catalonian president Artur Mas presented Simberloff with the award for his internationally-known work on invasive species and their negative impact on biodiversity. A Spanish news station, “Telenot√≠cies Vespre” covered the awards ceremony, featuring an almost two-minute story on Simberloff. The story begins twenty-six minutes into the newscast. According to the newscast, the prize committee chose Simberloff “for his contributions to the observation and theoretical analysis of the structure and dynamics of ecological communities and for the application of these analyses to conservation biology.”