GfÖ-Awards for Excellence in the Field of Ecology 2014

The 'Gesellschaft für Ökologie' (GfÖ, Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland) annually gives awards for outstanding theses, applied projects, poster presentations and photographs in the field of ecology.

Every member of the GfÖ is eligible to submit proposals for the awards. Self-nominations are possible. The winners receive the awards during a ceremony at the annual conference of the GfÖ. The annual conference 2014 will be held 8 - 12 September 2014 at Hildesheim ( Conference fees are waived for the winners of the awards.

In 2014 awards are given in five different categories. The sums of the prize money in the respective categories are decided annually. The sums in 2014 are as follows:

1500 €
1000 €
500 €
100 €
100 €

Proposals should be submitted before 7 July 2014 via the GfÖ website at

PLEASE NOTE: The GfÖ-Website is being prepared for a relaunch; the pages related to the GfÖ Awards appear in the new design.

Information on the nominee and the nominating person have to be entered in the form, and the reasons why the work proposed for the award is of outstanding quality. Further material to be submitted is also indicated where applicable.

Only one photograph per person can be entered into the competition. By sending a photograph the sender declares that he or she owns the rights to the image(s), and that he or she allows the image(s) to be published on the GfÖ homepage and in the GfÖ-newsletter and to be exhibited at GfÖ-events (conferences, workshops etc.). The decision about the winning entry for the poster award and the photo award is based on the ballots submitted by the participants of the annual conference for a particular poster or photo. For the other award categories, the board of the GfÖ organizes the evaluation and selection process and informs the winners before the annual conference.

Further information on the rules for the selection process can be found in the respective Regulations for the GfÖ-Awards (, in German).