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Zum 80. Geburtstag von Urs N. Glutz von Blotzheim.
(von 1994 bis 2006 vergeben)
Symposium, Laudatio, Würdigung, Handbuch der Vögel Mitteleuropas, Lebenslauf, Urs N. Glutz von Blotzheim
For the 80th birthday of Urs N. Glutz von Blotzheim. Ala, the Swiss society for the study and conservation of birds, honoured Urs N. Glutz von Blotzheim, author of the «Handbuch der Vögel Mitteleuropas», (Handbook of the Birds of Central Europe), with a symposium «Ornithology in the 21th Century» in celebration of his 80th birthday. On this occasion, his curriculum vitae and other merits were briefly presented: Urs Glutz von Blotzheim was born in Solothurn on 18 December 1932, studied biology in Fribourg, found his first job at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach, and as from 1967 he fully focused on the project of the Handbook in addition to his occupation as professor at the University of Bern. Volume 1 of the Handbook was published in 1966, and 31 years later, in 1997, the epochal work was completed with volume 14. Urs Glutz von Blotzheim supervised 35 diploma projects and 19 dissertations. He also acquired great merits as a fighter for nature conservation. Many honours and awards bear witness to his outstanding achievements in ornithology.
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