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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),
vice director

Maximilian Weigend, (plant biodiversity),
executive director

Annette Scheersoi, (Fachdidaktik der Biologie)

Wilhelm Barthlott, (Emeritus, biodiversity & bionics)



Elke Hedke

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


BION Secretariat

Sarah Jeanloz

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



Nicole Schmandt

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


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