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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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Maximilian Weigend, (plant biodiversity),
executive director

Dietmar Quandt, (phylogeny & evolution),
vice director

Annette Scheersoi, (Fachdidaktik der Biologie)

Wilhelm Barthlott, (Emeritus, biodiversity & bionics)



Elke Friesecke

  Tel. 0228-73 2526, [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]


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


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