Bernese Award for Environmental Research

Laureates

Main Prize

In 2009/10, the Main Prize is worth CHF 15,000. It goes to biologists Dr. Daniel Bernet and Dr. David Bittner for their work on nine years of epidemiological investigations on the changes to the reproductive organs of whitefish in Lake Thun (Das Rätsel vom Thunersee. Neun Jahre epidemiologische und ätiologische Abklärungen zu anormalen Veränderungen der Geschlechtsorgane bei Felchen (Coregonus lavaretus)).

Recognition Award

In addition, this year the Commission presented a Recognition Award worth CHF 1,000 to the excellent master’s thesis on structural transformation in Andermatt, Vom Bergler zum Greenkeeper? Strukturelle Umbrüche in Andermatt, by sociologist Valeria Kunz.

The Rector of the University of Bern with the laureates of 2009/2010. From left to right: Prof. U. Würgler, Dr. D. Bittner, Dr. D. Bernet, V. Kunz. Foto: Manu Friederich, © University of Bern, Communication Office