REINHARD RIEGER-AWARD IN ZOOMORPHOLOGY

The Reinhard Rieger-Award is given in memory of the zoologist Reinhard Rieger (1943 - 2006). The prize is awarded annually for outstanding research in the field of zoomorphology.

Its purpose is to recognize an outstanding research article from the entire spectrum of functional and evolutionary morphology in the animal kingdom. Preference will be given to studies that are convincing in their potential to elucidate changes in morphologies and functions in the broader ecomorphological and evolutionary framework.

The award was initiated by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Westheide in 2008. It is sponsored by the two leading international journals in the field of zoomorphology - "Journal of Morphology" (John Wiley & Sons) and "Zoomorphology" (Springer) - and by the Institute of Zoology at the University of Innsbruck. It consists of a certificate and a grant of $ 3000.

The selection committee includes the chief executive editors of the two journals and one representative of the Division of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at the Institute of Zoology (University of Innsbruck, Austria).

All papers published in or accepted by "Zoomorphology" and "J. of Morphology" will be evaluated by the selection committee. For the price awarded in 2014, papers published or accepted between July 2013 and June 2014 are eligible. Corresponding authors of price-winning manuscripts will be informed about the decision immediately after the selection has been made.

 

Present and past members of the international reviewing panel are: Rick Hochberg (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA), Katrine Worsaae (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Andreas Wanninger (University of Vienna, Austria), M.B. Thompson (University of Sydney, Australia), S. Tyler (University of Maine, USA), A. Haas (University of Hamburg, Germany), M.H. Wake (University of California/Berkley, USA), G. Giribet (Harvard University, USA), S. Harzsch (University of Greifswald, Germany), P. Wainwright (University of California/Davis, USA), J.M. Starck (University of Munich, Germany), T. Bartholomaeus (University of Bonn, Germany), M.S. Fischer (University of Jena, Germany), A. Goldschmid (University of Salzburg, Austria), R. Kristensen, (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), A. Minelli (University of Padova, Italy), W. Westheide (University of Osnabrück, Germany).

 

Inquiries about the submission should be addressed to: bert.hobmayer@uibk.ac.at, or to: peter.ladurner@uibk.ac.at

 

  Regulations

 

Previous award winners:

2014

Jonas Keiler, Stefan Richter, Christian S. Wirkner

for the paper:
Evolutionary morphology of the hemolymph vascular system in hermit and king crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomala)
JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 274: 759-778 (2013)

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2013

Sarah Longo, Marc Riccio, and Amy R. McCune

for the paper:
Homology of Lungs and Gas Bladders: Insights from Arterial Vasculature.
JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 274:687–703 (2013)

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2012

José Eduardo A.R. Marian

for the paper:
Spermatophoric reaction reappraised: Novel insights into the functioning of the loliginid spermatophore based on Doryteuthis plei (Mollusca: Cephalopoda).
Zoomorphology (2012) 273:248–278

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2011

Birgen H. Rothe, Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa and Alexander Kieneke

for the paper:
The nervous system of Neodasys chaetonotoideus (Gastrotricha: Neodasys) revealed by combined confocal laserscanning and transmission electron microscopy: evolutionary comparison of neuroanatomy within the Gastrotricha and basal Protostomia
Zoomorphology (2011) 130:51–84

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2010

Nalani K. Schnell, Ralf Britz and G. David Johnson

for the paper:
New Insights into the Complex Structure and Ontogeny of the Occipito-Vertebral Gap in Barbeled Dragonfishes (Stomiidae, Teleostei)
JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 271:1006–1022 (2010)

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2008

Katrine Worsaae and Greg W. Rouse

for the paper:
Is Diurodrilus an Annelid?
JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 269:1426–1455 (2008)

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  certificate