Dr. Katja Heubach
Dipl.-Ing. Volker Rothenburger
Dr. Christof Schenck
Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka
Frankfurt's urban nature is multifaceted: from the roadside trees to the green belt, the city forest, the parks or meadows to the Main River that flows through the city. For residents, the green oases are of great value and an indispensable part of their quality of life. They offer recreation, improve the climate and contribute to well-being - and they are also home to a wide variety of species. Protecting or even expanding this urban nature requires, on the one hand, political will and, on the other, the broad commitment of Frankfurt's population. In six brief talks, Frankfurt institutions and initiatives that are committed in various ways to the urban nature of the Main metropolis will have their say.
Overview of all events of the theme day on 15.03.20: (Urban) Nature
Pia Ditscher heads the BioFrankfurt office and is responsible for the overall public relations work in the "Cities dare Wilderness” project.
Dr. Katja Heubach is Director of the Palmengarten in Frankfurt. Her research interests include biodiversity research, international biodiversity policy and ecosystem services. Her regional focus is Africa.
Cornelis Hemmer established the "Foundation for Man and Environment" together with his wife. As part of this work, they developed the "Germany hums!" network in over 30 cities.
Volker Rothenburger, graduate engineer, landscaping, heads the Lower Nature Conservation Authority of the City of Frankfurt and is a member of the board of directors of the Alliance "Communities for Biological Diversity".
Dr. Christof Schenck is Managing Director of the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS).
Prof. Dr. Georg Zizka is Professor of Botany at the Goethe University Frankfurt and heads the Department of Botany and Molecular Evolution Research at the Senckenberg Research Institute. Senckenberg's tasks include the biotope mapping of the city of Frankfurt and maintenance of the Senckenbergianum Frankfurt herbarium, which contains over 1.2 million specimens.