DBG · Promoting young researchers

Franziska Walther

Mazus pumilus, newly documented in Germany, in pavement grooves in the city centre of Frankfurt. Photo and copyright: K. Stich

Franziska Walther's work was awarded with the Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis, which was carried out at Goethe University Frankfurt in the year 2015.

Title of the awarded thesis

"Flora and vegetation of pavement grooves in the city of Frankfurt am Main"

She found almost one quarter of all taxa registered in Frankfurt to occur in pavement grooves, which occupy only 1 % of the area of Frankfurt. Remarkably, a spontaneous appearance of Mazus pumilus was documented for the first time in Germany.

Read more