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.
The award will recognize an outstanding unpublished article from the entire spectrum of functional and evolutionary morphology in the animal kingdom. It is sponsored by the two publishers John Wiley & Sons and Springer, and also by the Institute of Zoology at the University of Innsbruck. It consists of a grant of $ 3000 and the distinguished publication of the manuscript either in the “Journal of Morphology” or in “Zoomorphology”.
The selection committee includes the chief executive editors of the two journals, members of the Division of Ultrastructural Research and Evolutionary Biology at the Institute of Zoology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck. Individual committee members are: M.S. Fischer (University of Jena), A. Goldschmid (University of Salzburg), F.W. Harrison (Editor emer., J. of Morphology), R. Kristensen, (University of Copenhagen), A. Minelli (University of Padova), S. Tyler (University of Maine), W. Westheide (University of Osnabrück). Outside reviewers will also be consulted.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 WINNERS: