The "Award Göttingen Forest Ecosystems Research"Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Bernhard Ulrich has founded the Göttingen Forest Ecosystems Research Award ("Göttinger Preis Waldökosystemforschung"). The prize is given once every year to young scientists from abroad and from Germany for excellent contributions to forest ecosystems research. This recognition also comes with a monetary reward of 2,500 Euros.
The capital stock of the Bernard Ulrich Foundation, from which this prize originates, comes from the award that Prof. Ulrich received in 1997 together with two other awardees - the German Environment Prize.
Prof. Bernhard Ulrich was the head of the Institute of Soil Science and Forest Nutrition of Göttingen University from 1965 to 1984, and the head of the management board of the Forest Ecosystems Research Center from 1984 to 1991. This center is now a section in the merged Center for Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use (CBL) of Göttingen University.
Additionally, every year an award of recognition by the Bernhard Ulrich Foundation for an excellent master thesis is given to a student with MSc. degree. This prize has monetary reward of 500 Euros.