Hans-Adolf von Stosch Medal

Every four years the Section awards the Hans-Adolph von Stosch Medal to persons who rendered outstanding services to the Section and its aims. The following scientists where awarded with the Hans-Adolph von Stosch Medal so far:

2018: Medal for Christian Wiencke

Professor Dr. Christian Wiencke (left) received the medal from Kai Bischof and Regine Jahn. Photo: Kerstin Hoef-Emden

Drunig the meeting of the Section in Berchtesgaden, Germany, Professor Christian Wiencke from Alfred Wegener Institute received the Hans Adolph-von-Stosch-Medaille for his contunious achievements for the Phycology Section.

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2014: Medal for Michael Melkonian

With the Hans-Adolph von Stosch Medal the Section honors Prof. Dr. Michael Melkonian from the University of Cologne. He received the award for his contributions to phycology in 2014 during the congress dinner in front of the sea turtle aquarium of the Sea Museum in Stralsund, Germany. Dr. Regine Jahn (Botanisches Museum, FU Berlin) was the laudator. Moreover, Prof. Christos Katsaros (University of Athens) gave a short speech in which professor Melkonian was awarded the honorary membership of the Greek Phycology Society.

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2010: Medal for Dieter Mollenhauer

At the meeting of the Phycology Section, which took place on the Isle of Reichenau in 2010, Professor Dieter Mollenhauer received the Hans-Adolph von Stosch Medal. The Section honored his scientific merits and his activities to promote phycology in Germany. 

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2006: Medal for Ludwig Kies

On 29 August 2006 the Chairman of the Section Prof. Dr. Christian Wiencke, on behalf of the Phycology Section, awarded the medal to Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kies. Kies is honoured for his ‘active participation in the establishment of the Section’, as Wiencke explained in his speech (see laudation, pdf file). At the award celebrations Kies presented a lecture on "Die Algenvegetation der Tide-Elbe, gestern, heute und morgen" (Algal vegetation of the tidal Elbe yesterday, today and tomorrow, German pdf file, 18 MB). In 2006 the Medal was awarded for the first time. The award ceremony took place during the 11th Scientific Meeting of the Phycology Section of the Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft held on the off-shore island of Helgoland during a ceremony (programme, pdf file).

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