Nieuwe nominaties kunnen tot 15 oktober 2021 ingediend worden. De Florschütz-prijs wordt uitgereikt voor uitmuntende masterscripties waarin palynologie een belangrijke rol vervult.
Submissions can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The award will be presented at the first meeting of the Palynologische Kring of each new calendar year.
Dr. Mr. Frans Florschütz obtained a degree in law at Leiden University but continued studies in biology in Utrecht . His strong personal interest in (paleo) botany led to his introduction of the rapidly developing field of palynology in the Netherlands. He became professor by special appointment in Leiden and received an honorary doctorate from Utrecht University, followed in 1948 by his appointment as full Professor in palynology and paleophytology of the Cenozoic in Leiden. He both excelled in scientific studies and popularizing works, mostly through his book “Nederland in het ijstijdvak”, which was co-authored with Prof. van der Vlerk. By extension of his professorship to a national appointment, he spread palynology to many institutes in the Netherlands in Utrecht, Nijmegen and Wageningen. He received the prestigious KNGMG Van Waterschoot van der Gracht Penning in 1965, few months before he passed away. Frans Florschütz has initiated and touched many fields of palynology and continues to inspire new students with his original ideas.
C. de Graaf, ‘In memoriam Prof. Florschütz’, in Grondboor en Hamer : tijdschrift van de Nederlandse Geologische Vereniging 1965, p.182;
T. van der Hammen, ‘In memoriam Prof. Dr. F. Florschütz’, in Pollen en Spores: publication semestrielle / Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) VII (1965), p. 405-408