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Dr. Tim Böhnert

 

Nees-Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen
Meckenheimer Allee 170
53115 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 73-7025
Email: tboehnert[at]uni-bonn.de

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Publications

  • Ruhm J, Böhnert T, Mutke J, Luebert F, Montesinos-Tubée DB & Weigend M (2022) Two sides of the same desert: floristic connectivity and isolation along the hyperarid coasts and precordillera in Peru and Chile. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 862846. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.862846
  • Böhnert T, Luebert F, Merklinger FF, Harpke D, Stoll A, Schneider JV, Blattner FR, Quandt D & Weigend M (2022) Plant migration under long-lasting hyperaridity – phylogenomics unravels recent biogeographic history in one of the oldest deserts on Earth. New Phytologist 234: 1863–1875. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.18082
  • Žerdoner Čalasan A, Hammen S, Sukhorukov AP, McDonald JT, Brignone NF, Böhnert T & Kadereit G (2022) From continental Asia into the world: global historical biogeography of the saltbush genus Atriplex (Chenopodieae, Chenopodioideae, Amaranthaceae). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 125660. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2022.125660
  • Merklinger FF, Böhnert T, Arakaki M, Weigend M, Quandt D & Luebert F (2021) Quaternary diversification of a columnar cactus in the driest place on earth. American Journal of Botany 108 (2): 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.1608
  • Mörchen R, Amelung W, Giese C, Böhnert T, Ruhm J & Lehndorff E (2020) Fingerprint of plant life in the Atacama Desert – insights from n-alkane analyses. Organic Geochemistry 104145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2020.104145
  • Böhnert T, Weigend M, Merklinger FF, Quandt D & Luebert F (2020) Historical assembly of Zygophyllaceae in the Atacama Desert. Frontiers of Biogeography 12 (3) e45197. https://doi.org/10.21425/F5FBG45197
  • Ruhm J, Böhnert T, Weigend M, Merklinger FF, Stoll A, Quandt D & Luebert F (2020) Plant life at the dry limit-Spatial patterns of floristic diversity and composition around the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert. PLoS ONE 15 (5): e0233729. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233729
  • Merklinger FF, Zheng Y, Luebert F, Harpke D, Böhnert T, Stoll A, Koch MA, Blattner FR, Wiehe T & Quandt D. (2020) Population genomics of Tillandsia landbeckii reveals unbalanced genetic diversity and founder effects in the Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103076
  • Böhnert T, Luebert F, Ritter B, Merklinger FF, Stoll A, Schneider JV, Quandt D & Weigend M (2019) Origin and diversification of Cristaria (Malvaceae) parallel Andean orogeny and onset of hyperaridity in the Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.102992
  • Böhnert T, Luebert F & Weigend M (2018) Atriplex retusa, the correct name for A. deserticola (Chenopodiaceae; Amaranthaceae sensu APG). Phytotaxa 373 (1): 95–98. doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.373.1.6
  • Böhnert T & Weigend M (2017) Brunellia (Brunelliaceae) in Peru—distribution, a new species and a key. Phytotaxa 329 (2): 101–113. doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.329.2.1
  • Böhnert T & Lobin W (2017) Leopoldia neumannii sp. nov. (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae): a new species of Muscari sensu lato from Greece. Willdenowia 47 (2): 179–185. https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.47.47210
  • Mutke J, Böhnert T & Weigend M (2017) Save last cloud forests in western Andes. Nature 541: 157. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/541157e
  • Böhnert T & Weigend M (2016) Three new species records of Symplocos (Symplocaceae) from northern Peru. Revista Peruana de Biología 23 (3): 339–342. http://dx.doi.org/10.15381/rpb.v23i3.12873
  • Böhnert T, Wenzel A, Altenhövel C, Beeretz L, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Meijide A, Rembold K & Kreft H (2016) Effects of land-use change on vascular epiphyte diversity in Sumatra (Indonesia). Biological Conservation 202: 20–29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.08.008

 

Conference contributions

  • Böhnert T, Luebert F, Merklinger  FF, Quandt D & Weigend M (2021) Historical Biogeography and Evolution of the Atacama Desert Flora. International Biogeography Society's Early Career Conference. (Talk, online)
  • Böhnert T, Luebert F, Schneider J, Merklinger  FF, Stoll A, Quandt D & Weigend M (2019) Biogeography and evolution of the Atacama genus Cristaria (Malvaceae). IX. Biennial Conference of the International Biogeography Society, Malaga, Spain. (Poster)
  • Böhnert T, Merklinger  FF, Böker S, Harpke D, Stoll A, Blattner F, Weigend M, Quandt D & Luebert F (2018) Biogeography and Evolution of the Atacama Desert Flora. XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Botanico, Quito, Ecuador. (Poster)
  • Rembold K, Altenhövel C, Böhnert T & Kreft H (2013) Vascular epiphyte diversity in different transformation systems in Sumatra, Indonesia. Flora Malesiana, Bogor, Indonesia. (Talk)

  • Rembold K, Altenhövel C & Böhnert T (2013) Vascular epiphyte diversity in different transformation systems in Sumatra. https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/b06-poster-workshop-2013/481267.html (Poster)

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 03/2020: PostDoc at the Weigend lab, Nees institute for Biodiversity of Plants; Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Bonn University).
  • 10/2016 – 02/2020: PhD student at the Weigend lab, Nees institute for Biodiversity of Plants; Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Bonn University).
  • 10/2013 – 12/2015: Student in the 'Plant Sciences' Master program at Bonn University, with focus on plant Diversity and Systematics; Master thesis: ‘Forest Biogeography in Northern Peru’; including two-month fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes and local herbaria.
  • 09/2010 – 08/2013: Student in the 'Landscape Management and Nature Conservation' Bachelor program at the University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde, with focus on botany and ecology, including a six-month practical study semester at Landcare Research (Dunedin, New Zealand). Bachelor thesis: ‘Diversity of vascular epiphytes along a gradient of anthropogenic degradation in lowland rainforests of Sumatra (Indonesia)’; including two-month fieldwork on Sumatra.
  • 03/2009 – 05/2009: Internship at Oman Botanic Garden, staff member in nursery and field team; plant identification and collecting of seed and living plant material in the field.
  • 08/2006 – 01/2009: Formal apprenticeship as a horticulturist for ornamental plants at Bonn Botanic Gardens (Bonn University); with focus tropical plants and geophytes.
  • 09/2004 – 08/2005: Voluntary Ecological Year (Freiwilliges ökologisches Jahr - FöJ) University of Vechta, Institute for Nature Conversation and Environmental Education.

 

Scholarships & Awards

  • 2018 Poster Award at the XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Botanico, Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2016 Förderpreis Biodiversität der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz
  • 04/2011 – 11/2015 Scholarship undergraduate & graduate studies by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • 2013 Nominated by the University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde (HNEE) for the young research fellow arward ("Brandenburgischer Nachwuchswissenschaftlerpreis 2013") of the Ministry of Science, Research and culture of the federal state of Brandenburg.

 

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