Volz Award

2020 Cas Retel The feedback between selection and demography shapes genomic diversity during coevolution (best PhD thesis)
2020 Maria Reyes Contreras Early-life manipulation of cortisol and ist receptor alters stress axis programming and social competence (best MSc thesis)
2018 Manon Schweinfurth Reciprocal Trading of Different Commodities in Norway Rats (best PhD thesis)
2018 Dario Bayani To pee or not to pee: urine signals mediate aggressive interactions in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher (best MSc thesis)
2016 David Marques Genomics of Rapid Incipient Speciation in Sympatric Threespine Stickleback (best PhD thesis)
2016 Laura Bruppacher Simple modifications of mowing regime promote butterflies in extensively managed meadows: Evidence from field-scale experiments (best MSc thesis)
2014 Joséphine Daub Evidence for polygenic adaptation to pathogens in the human genome (best PhD thesis)
2012 Michael Coslovsky Predation risk affects offspring growth via maternal effects (best PhD thesis)
2012 Julian Junke River fragmentation increases localized population genetic structure and enhances asymmetry of dispersal in bullhead (Cottus gobio) (best MSc thesis)
2010 Alexander Kotrschal Environmental change enhances cognitive abilities in fish (best PhD thesis)
2010 Benjamin Peter Distinguishing between population bottleneck and population subdivision by a Bayesian model choice procedure (best MSc thesis)
2008 Sabine Fink Mammalian monogamy is not controlled by a single gene (beste Dissertation)
2008 Thomas Sattler Ecological niche modelling of two cryptic bat species calls for a reassessment of their conservation status (beste Diplomarbeit)
2006 Nicole Bender The relationship between social status, behaviour, growth and steroids in male helpers and breeders of a cooperatively breeding cichlid (beste Dissertation)
2006 Seraina Klopfstein The fate of mutations surfing on the wave of a range expansion (beste Diplomarbeit)
2004 Pierre Bize Adoption as an offspring stagegy to reduce ectoparasite exposure (beste Dissertation)
2004 Rahel Howald Evaluation of Bt oilseed rape on the non-target herbivore Athalia rosae (Diplomarbeit)
2004 Birgit Reichhart Staphylinidae and Carabidae overwintering in wheat and sown wildflower areas of different age (Diplomarbeit)
2002 Jürg Friedli Synergistic interactions and biological weed control (beste Dissertation)
2002 Barbara Tschirren Proximate mechanisms of variation in the carotenoid-based plumage coloration of nestling great tits (Parus major L.) (beste Diplomarbeit)
2000 Dominique Schenk A monoclonal antibody to the shield beetle Cassida rubiginosa (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae): A tool for predator gut analysis
2000 Claudia Zwahlen Tritrophic interactions of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis corn, Anaphotrips obscurus (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) and the predator Orius majusculus (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)
1998 Karin Loeffel Auensukzession im Rottensand (VS): Wiederbesiedlung der Überschwemmungsflächen durch Wildbienen (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)
1996 Carlo Largiadèr The role of natural and artificial propagation of the genetic diversity of brown trout (Salmo trutta L.) of the upper Rhône drainage
1996 Lorenz Heer Zur sozialen Organisation und Brutbiologie der Alpenbraunelle (Prunella collaris)
1994 Dr. Urs Schaffner Interactions between Veratrum album L. and its herbivores: Prospects of biological control of this native weed
1992 Claus Wedekind Detailed information about parasites revealed by sex ornamentation.
1992 David Jenny Bruterfolg und Bestandesregulation einer alpinen Population des Steinadlers Aquila chrysaetos
1992 Fredy Vetter Faunistisch-ökologische Untersuchungen zur Laufkäfer-Fauna (Coleoptera, Carabidae) ausgewählter Standorte im Kanton Luzern
1990 Dr. Ambros Hänggi Die Spinnenfauna der Feuchtgebiete des Grossen Moos, Kt. Bern - 1. Faunistische Daten
1990 Dr. Jan Ryser Weight loss, reproduction output, and the cost of reproduction in the common frog, Rana temporaria
1990 Monika Frey Brutbiologie des Hänflings Carduelis cannabina unter den Einflüssen des Gebirgsklimas
1988 Dr. Manfred Zimmermann Die Larven der schweizerischen Gerris-Arten (Hemiptera, Gerridae)