Israel and Germany

Michael Evenari and Otto Ludwig Lange

1988 Balzan Prize for Applied Botany (Including Ecological Aspects)

Michael Evenari and Otto Ludwig Lange are distinguished for their outstanding contributions, through laboratory research and applied field work, to our knowledge of the productivity and ecology of plants, especially in arid habitats.

MICHAEL EVENARI (formerly Walter Schwarz), born on February 9, 1904, in Metz (now France);
Israeli citizen;
Assistant at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Prague and Darmstadt (1926-1933);
appointment as a Dozent at the Technische Hechschule Darmstadt (March 1933) and the same year (April) dismissal by the Nazi-administration;
emigration to Palestine (1933) as a consequence of the Nazi-persecutions where he changed (1935) his name into Michael Evenari;
appointment as a Professer at the Botanical Institute of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1936);
Vice-President of the Hebrew University (1953-1959);
doctor honoris causa of the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt and of the Ben Gurien University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel;
Ehrenbürger of the University of Frankfurt am Main.

OTTO LUDWIG LANGE, born on August 21, 1927, in Dortmund;
German citizen;
Assistant at the Systematisch-Geobotanischem Institut of the Göttingen University (1953- 1961);
Dozent at the Botanical Institute of the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (1961-1963);
Professor of forestal Botany and technical Mycology, Director of the forestal Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Forestry of Göttingen University (1963-1967);
since 1967 Professor of Botany II and Director of the Botanical Garden of Würzburg University;
member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Halle/Saale and of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften;
corresponding member of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.
Michael Evenari and Otto Ludwig Lange have thirty scientific publications in common.

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