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NWO Spinoza Prizes 2014 announced
Date:6/6/2014

e national expertise centre in sea research. In 2003 Piersma was appointed by the University of Groningen as Professor of Animal Ecology. In 2012 he exchanged this professorship for the new Professorship of Global Flyway Ecology, inaugurated and co-funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature and Vogelbescherming Nederland. In 2004 he was awarded the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation Prize for Nature Conservation. Since 2009 he has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received many international prizes. His two laboratories, one in Groningen and one at NIOZ, are recognised worldwide as the best two places for research into migratory birds.

Nominated by professor Elmer Sterken, Rector University of Groningen.

Award ceremony

On 9 September 2014 the NWO Spinoza Prizes will be presented during a special ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague. The laureates will then receive their prize money and present their research as well as their plans for the coming years.


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Contact: Margot Custers
m.custers@nwo.nl
31-070-344-0741
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
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