Otto L. Lange#


Otto L. Lange
Email:ollange 'at' botanik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Membership Number:473
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1992 Professor emeritus
  • 1967 Full Professor, University of Wuerzburg, Department of Botany, Chair of Botany II; Director of the Botanical Garden in Wuerzburg
  • 1963 Full Professor, University of Goettingen, Chair of Forest Botany and Forest Genetics; Director of the Forest-Botanical Garden in Hann.Muenden
  • 1961 "Dozent (lecturer) and Wissenschaftlicher Rat", Technical University of Darmstadt, Institute of Botany
  • 1953 "Wissenschaftlicher Assistent", University of Goettingen. Institute of Geobotany and Systematics
  • 1959 University teaching certification "Habilitation", University of Goettingen, subject – botany Thesis: "Investigations on temperature relations and heat resistance of desert and savannah plants in Mauritania".
  • 1952 Dr. rer. nat., University of Goettingen. Dissertation: "Heat and desiccation resistance of lichens as related to their distribution".

Fields of Scholarship
  • Ecophysiological research
  • Photosynthesis
  • Transpiration
  • Productivity
  • Growth, heat and drought resistance
  • Impact of air pollution

Honours and Awards
  • 1967 The "United States Board on Geographical Names" named a 2.435 m high mountain in the Admiralty Range (Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica) "Lange Peak", "in appreciation of the research on lichen ecology done in 1966/67 by Lg. in Hallett Station, Antarctica"
  • 1974 Antarctic Service Medal, awarded by the United States Government
  • 1984 Bundesverdienstkreuz I. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Order of Merit 1st class, awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany)
  • 1986 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), together with Prof. Ulrich Heber, Wuerzburg
  • 1988 Balzan Prize for "Applied Botany including Ecology" (together with Prof. Michael Evenari, Jerusalem, Israel), presented by the Italian President, Francesco Cossiga in Rome
  • 1990 Adalbert-Seifriz-Prize for technology transfer (together with H. Walz, Effeltrich): in appreciation of construction of ecophysiological instrumentation
  • 1991 Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst in der Abteilung fuer Wissenschaft (Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art)
  • 1992 Acharius Medal of the "International Association for Lichenology" for outstanding contributions to lichenology
  • 2007 Award “Eminent Ecologist” by the Ecological Society of American
  • 1972 Member, "Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina" (German Academy for Scientists, Leopoldina)
  • 1976 Corresponding member, "Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Goettingen" (Academy of Science, Goettingen)
  • 1978 Member, "Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Muenchen" (Bavarian Academy of Science, Munich)
  • 1989 Member, "Academia Europaea", London
  • 1991 Member, "Academia Scientarum et Artium Europaea", Salzburg
  • 1994 Foreign Honorary Member of the "American Academy of Arts and Sciences", Boston, Mass. USA
  • 1972 Member, "Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher, Leopoldina" (German Academy for Scientists, Leopoldina)
  • 1976 Corresponding member, "Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Goettingen" (Academy of Science, Goettingen)
  • 1978 Member, "Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Muenchen" (Bavarian Academy of Science, Munich)
  • 1988 Honorary Member "Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft" (Regensburg Botanical Society)
  • 1991 Honorary Member "British Lichen Society", London
  • 1992 Honorary Member "Gesellschaft für Mykologie and Lichenology" (Association for Mycology and Lichenology)
  • 1993 Honorary Member "Gesellschaft für Ökologie" (Association for Ecology of the German-speaking countries)
  • 2002 Honorary member “Deutsche Botanaische Gesellschaft", (DBG)(German Botanical Society)
  • 2007 Eminent Ecologist Award der Ecological Society of America


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