Systematic Botany and Mycology
Our research focuses on the systematics, phylogenetics, and evolution of plants and fungi, especially their adaptation to biotic and abiotic factors. Methods brought to bear on these questions range from light and electron microscopy to molecular cytogenetics, field work, and next generation sequencing of entire genomes to study them comparatively.
South view of the Botanical Institute in spring. The formal displays are part
of the Munich Botanical Garden. The building houses the Botanische Staatssammlung
München, with about 3 million specimens one of the world's largest herbaria.