Date: 29.08.2022

MSc. Samuel Dijoux, PhD student, wins two high-profile prizes for his paper

Our PhD student Samuel Dijoux won the 4th International SIL Student Competition for the best paper from a PhD a MSc thesis ( with his 2021 Ecology Letters entry on multi-channel food webs. Samuel also shared the 3rd place in the Vojtěch Jarošík Award for 2021 (

He was ranked the best among the entries from all over the world by a panel of editors of leading limnological journals. Samuel was officially awarded the prize by the International Society of Limnology during its centennial SIL2022 congress ( in Berlin, and gave a 30-minute plenary talk during the closing session of the congress on 10 August 2022.

Photos: D.Boukal

Samuel also shared the 3rd place in the Vojtěch Jarošík Award for 2021 ( This competition includes student papers from all fields of ecology and is organized by the Czech Society for Ecology ( and the Faculty of Science at the Charles University of Prague. As an awardee, Samuel has been invited to present his research at the upcoming conference of the Czech Society of Ecology in Brno on 7-9 September 2022 (

Photos: D. Boukal

award-winning publication: Dijoux S. & Boukal D. S. (2021): Community structure and collapses in multi-channel food webs: role of consumer body sizes and mesohabitat productivities. Ecology Letters 24, 1607-1618. doi: 10.1111/ele.13772




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