Initiated and established

The Phycology Section was founded in Vienna on the suggestion of Professor Dr. Ludwig Kies, Professor Dr. Eberhard Schnepf, Professor Dr. W. Wiessner und Prof. Dr. J. Willenbrink on 1984. The idea was born during an earlier Botanikertagung of the mother Society DBG. Three month later Professor Kies organised a poll among interested people.

The aim of the Section - to promote Phycology in teaching and research was already documented in its first bylaws. Professor Kies was awarded with the first Hans Adolf von-Stosch Medal for his leading engagement in the founding of the Phycology Section.

Members are able to read the whole German story "gezeugt in Freiburg, geboren in Wien und konfirmiert in Bad Herrenalb" in the Intranet.

The Section's logo was elected in the member assembly 1987 and was created by Professor Christian Wiencke. Is shows an endemic alga of Antarctica, Ascoseira mirabilis.