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Evolutionary, Comparative and Functional Morphology

Editor-in-Chief: Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa

ISSN: 0720-213X (print version)
ISSN: 1432-234X (electronic version)

Journal no. 435

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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.
The award will recognize an outstanding unpublished article from the entire spectrum of functional and evolutionary morphology in the animal kingdom.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.

1st Prize: 

Ekin Tilic, Jörn von Döhren, Björn Quast, Patrick Beckers & Thomas Bartolomaeus.
for the paper:
Phylogenetic Significance of Chaetal Arrangement and Chaetogenesis in Maldanidae (Annelida).
ZOOMORPHOLOGY 134: 383-401 (2015)

2nd Prize: 

Alf S. Dalum, Lars Austbø, Håvard Bjørgen, Karsten Skjødt, Ivar Hordvik, Tom Hansen, Per G. Fjelldal, Charles McL Press, David J. Griffiths, and Erling O. Koppang.
for the paper:
The Interbranchial Lymphoid Tissue of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L) Extends as a Diffuse Mucosal Lymphoid Tissue throughout the Trailing Edge of the Gill Filament.
JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY 276: 1075–1088 (2015)

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    The journal publishes original research papers, reviews and method papers. While reviews should be designed as comparative surveys, summarizing the current knowledge from an evolutionary perspective, method papers should present new approaches or reviews on methods used in animal morphology. The research papers should be based on morphological investigation of invertebrates and vertebrates at the macroscopic, microscopic and ultrastructural level, including embryological studies, with emphasis on:

    Comparison: Studies comparing morphological and anatomical structures in an evolutionary context

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