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Nees institute for Biodiversity of Plants

The Nees Institute carries out research and education on plants, including their diversity, phylogenetic relationships, phytogeography, distribution, taxonomy, evolution, ecology and function in close collaboration with the Botanical Gardens Bonn. In addition we train future secondary school biology teachers and offer further education (FE) courses for teachers.


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Dietmar Quandt, (phylogeny & evolution), executive director

Maximilian Weigend, (plant biodiversity), vice director

Annette Scheersoi, (Fachdidaktik der Biologie)

Wilhelm Barthlott, (Emeritus, biodiversity & bionics)



Elisabeth Gebhardt

office hours: Monday - Thursday 11.00 - 12.00 h and 13.00 - 14.00 h


BION Secretariat

Ellen Götz

office hours: by appointment, Tel. 0228-73 9054



Nicole Schmandt

office hours: by appointment, Tel. 0228-73 4671



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