Nominations for ECI and IRPE Prize Winners

ECI and IRPE Prize Winners

Nominations for ECI and IRPE Prize Winners

Since 1986, the International Ecology Institute in Oldendorf/Luhe, Germany (Founder Prof. Dr Otto Kinne) has selected each year two top performers in the field of ecology: the winner of the Ecology Institute (ECI) Prize (which carries an endowment of €6000) and the winner of the International Recognition of Professional Excellence (IRPE) Prize (which carries an endowment of €3000).

The Prize Winners are selected by a jury consisting of 7 distinguished ecologists, chosen by the Institute’s director. The prizes are awarded in annual sequence to marine, terrestrial or freshwater ecologists distinguished by outstanding and sustained scientific achievements. The Ecology Institute prize both honours the recipient and requires him or her to serve science and society by authoring a book published in the series “Excellence in Ecology” and made available worldwide on a non-profit basis. The expectation is that the the text and figures of the book will be submitted within three years of the award of the prize. The books present the personal experiences, insights and visions of their authors. They should criticize freely, and courageously formulate new scientific concepts. EE books are often donated to libraries in developing countries.

Ecology Institute prize winners, their major achievements and their EE book titles are listed under ECI Prize Winners. International Recognition of Professional Excellence prize winners and their major achievements are listed under IRPE Prize. The aims of the International Ecology Institute are summarized at International Ecology Institute.

Call for nominations 2016 in Marine Ecology

Nominations are invited from research ecologists worldwide. Candidates must be in agreement with the nomination, and with the attached requirement (for the ECI Prize) to write a book. Nominations should include a brief statement why, in the opinion of the nominator, the nominee qualifies for the prize, as well as the candidate’s CV, publication list, and a short outline of the book that the candidate would wish to write if successful, with an expected completion date. Nominations and accompanying documents should be sent to the Director of the Ecology Institute, Professor Brian Moss ( by March 15, 2016