Current Award winners

  preis2020_arbeiter.jpeg Susanne Arbeiter
Forschungspreis 2020
: Herausforderungen für den Schutz von Wachtelköniglebensräumen in bewirtschafteten Auenwiesen mehr

  preis2019_allgeier.jpeg Stefanie Allgeier
Forschungspreis 2019
: Mosquito control based on Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) - Ecological effects on wetland food chains and public acceptance of control alternatives mehr

  Preis2018_Guillaume.jpeg Guillaume Lavanchy
research award 2018
: Long-term effects of wetland mowing on breeding birds mehr

  Sarah Bänziger.jpeg Sarah Bänziger research award 2017: Quantifying and explaining the decline in the occupancy of fire salamander populationsmore

Matthias Tschumi prix pour la recherche 2016: Flowering Habitats to Enhance Biodiversity and Pest Control Services in Agricultural Landscapes more

Esther Schweizer & Manuel Frei prix pour la recherche 2015: Space use of natterjack toads in agricultural areas more

Alain Reymond prix pour la recherche 2014: Ecologie et conservation d’une métapopulation de Cuivré de la Bistorte more

H&W Research Award


On occasion of the company’s 20th anniversary in 2003, Hintermann & Weber created an award to honor applied research in nature and landscape conservation. With funding for nature conservation research reduced to a drizzle these days, many concrete questions still remain unanswered, while the results of pure research frequently find little practical use in nature conservation.

For this reason, H&W is intent on promoting applied research in nature conservation – not least because the activity of environmental counseling experts relies on practical insights. So, in order to celebrate 20 years of excellence, the renowned Reinach-based company decided to father an annual award for outstanding original research of particular usefulness in hands-on nature conservation.

Endowed with 5000 Swiss francs, the award recognizes the efforts of researchers whose insights lend themselves to immediate implementation in nature and landscape conservation. The award winner is selected by a jury of five, among them two H&W employees and Isabelle Flöss of the regional office of landscape, agriculture and environment of Zurich, René Amstutz of of Switzerland’s leading nature conservation organization pro natura and Valentin Amrhein of the Research Station  Petite Camargue Alsacienne.