Ilkka Hanski Wins 2011 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences has awarded Finnish scientist Ilkka Hanski the 2011 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences for his pioneering studies on how spatial variation affects plants and animals.The 57-year-old wil…

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences has awarded Finnish scientist Ilkka Hanski the 2011 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences for his pioneering studies on how spatial variation affects plants and animals.

The 57-year-old will receive the 4 million kronor ($604,000) prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 10 in the presence of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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