Mechanistic model of evolutionary rate variation en route to a nonphotosynthetic lifestyle in plants
Susann Wicke, Kai F. Müller, Claude W. de Pamphilis, Dietmar Quandt, Sidonie Bellot, and Gerald M. Schneeweiss
A review of symbiotic fungal endophytes in lycophytes and ferns - a global phylogenetic and ecological perspective
The journal „Symbiosis“ recently published a review on the putative symbiotic fungal association found in lycophytres and ferns, compiled by Dr. Marcus Lehnert and colleagues, of the research group of Prof. Quandt.
The journal of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Taxon, has recently published two important articles lead-authored by three researchers of the Nees-Institute, Prof. Dr. Maximilian Weigend, Dr. Federico Luebert and Dr. Juliana Chacón, together with colleagues from 20 research institutes in eight countries on four continents.
Scientists of the Nees-Institute together with the Steinmann-Institut für Geologie, Mineralogie und Paläontologie of Bonn University report the discovery of calcium apatite as a structural biomineral for the first time in plants
Today the German Science Foundation granted 20 Collaborative Research Centers (CRC), including CRC 1211 “Earth – Evolution at the dry limit” lead by Prof. Dr. Tibor Dunai (University of Cologne). Being part of CRC 1211, the Nees institute and affiliated researchers acknowledge the funding of our project on the “Biogeographic history of plant communities”.
Memorandum of understanding between the National Parks Board and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
The Nees Institute and the Botanical Gardens Bonn signed a collaboration agreement with the Singapore Botanic Gardens (NPARKS). The signing institutions are desirous of developing close collaborative links based on mutual trust, goodwill, and a shared set of common objectives for the promotion of research, training and public education for environmental protection and sustainable development, and fostering an enduring partnership centred on capacity building, knowledge sharing and training for the mutual benefit of the Parties. We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!
The 2nd International Symposium on the "Evolution and Systematics of pleurocarpous mosses" will be held from June 9-12 2016 at the Nees Institute for Plant Biodiversity in Bonn.
"Green Talents - International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development" funded by the BMBF