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Humbolt extends 2016 Georg Forster prizes

Eight researchers from developing countries have won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Georg Forster prizes, with three selected specifically for their climate research.

Ordinarily a maximum of six Georg Forster prizes, each worth €60,000, are awarded annually. This year the federal ministry for economic cooperation and development, which funds the awards, opted to fund three prizes specifically for climate research, as well as five general prizes for development research.

The three recipients of the climate-research prizes are Monier El-Ghani, a botanist at Cairo University, Egypt; David Barkin, an ethno-sociologist at the Metropolitan Autonomous University, Mexico; and Britaldo Soares-Filho, a geographer at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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