Systematics, phylogeny, biogeography and evolution of Chenopodiaceae, Gisekiaceae, Zygophyllaceae and Sesuvioideae (Aizoaceae) with focus on the evolution of halophytes, drougth tolerance and C4 photosynthesis.
Evolution of kranz anatomy in succulent C4 lineages.
Biogeography of succulent C4 lineages.
Systematics, phylogeny and biogeography of Melastomataceae, with focus on Dissochaeteae.
Prof. Dr. Harald Paulsen
Field of Research:
Biogenesis and function of pigment protein complexes, especially of the main light-harvesting complexes (LHCII) in the photosynthetic apparatus of higher plants.
Prof. Dr. Eva Wolf
Prof. Dr. Gunther Rothe (retired)
Fields of Research:
Impact of soil acidification and liming on forest trees.
Conservation of the genetic diversity of forest trees and their ectomycorrhizal fungi.
Development of electrophoretic methods of physicochemical characterization of native plant proteins.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wernicke (retired)
Fields of Research :
The role of the cytoskeleton in the morphogenesis of plants.
Plant cell cultures in basic research and practice.