The Per Brinck Oikos Award recognizes extraordinary and important
contributions to the science of ecology. Particular emphasis is given
to scientific work aimed at synthesis that has lead to novel and
original research in unexplorered or neglected fields, or to bridging
gaps between ecological disciplines. Such achievements typically
require theoretical innovation and development as well as imaginative
observational or experimental work, all of which will be valid grounds
The /Per Brinck Oikos Award/ is delivered in honor of the Swedish
ecologist Professor Per Brinck who has played an instrumental role for
the development and recognition of the science of ecology in the
Nordic countries, especially as serving as the Editor-in-Chief for
Oikos for many years.
The award is delivered annually and the laureate receives a modest
prize sum (currently €1500), a diploma and a Swedish artisan glassware.
The prize ceremony is hosted by the Swedish Oikos Society.
The award is sponsored by the Per Brinck Foundation at the editorial
office of the journal Oikos and Wiley/Blackwell Publishing.