30. Aug 2021

Section's meeting 2021 - Registration open

Registration and abstract submission is now possible at the website of the online meeting.

An early career scientist will receive a prize for the best presentation, which is the reimbursement of the conference fees of DBG’s upcoming Botanikertagung 2022.

Deadline is 19th September 2021 (23.59 CET).

Details at Oldenburg University

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05. Aug 2021

Invitation: Section’s Science Meeting

After missing the regular meeting in 2020, Section’s speaker, Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach, invites you to take part in the virtual meeting on October 5th, 2021 from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom. Please motivate your (co-)workers and colleagues to take part and submit an abstract until September 19th (for details please refer to pdf file).

At the meeting new Section’s speakers will be elected to represent our Section Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology. Albach will not be running for the office, since he holds this position for 10 years by now.

Invitation and details (pdf file)


About us


The Section strives to promote all scientific disciplines around biodiversity and evolutionary biology which comprize anatomy, funtional morphologhy, phylogenetic history, plant geography, as well as modern molecular systematics and phylogeny.


The Section organizes a workshop every other year in alternation with the conferences of the Botanikertagung of the DBG.

Archieves: former meetings of the Section Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology


Members will be informed about the activities of the sections, conferences, and jobs via the email newsletter of the society. The section has a membership fee of 10 Euros.

How to become a member?

Prerequisite for a membership in the Section is a membership in the German Botanical Society (DBG). To become a member, please write an informal letter to the speaker of the Section.


At first the Section was founded nonofficially at Heidelberg, Germany, in 1971, named morphology, anatomy, and systematics. In September 1993 it got its first ststutes. Most of the members voted for the current name of "Biodiversity and Eevolutionary Biology" in 1998. The present statutes were decided at the the conference at Jena on 21st of September in 2000. In 2014 the section decided to introduce a fee for members at the members' assembly.


The Section set up its own statutes (German pdf).

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Spokespersons of the Section


Prof. Dr. Elvira Hörandl
University of Goettingen
Albrecht-von-Haller Institute for Plant Sciences
Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants (with Herbarium)
Untere Karspuele 2
D-37073 Goettingen
Phone: +49 (0)551 / 39 7843
E-Mail: Elvira.Hoerandl [at] biologie.uni-goettingen.de
Web: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/153591.html

Deputy Speakers

Dr. Natalia Tkach
Institut für Biologie/Geobotanik und Botanischer Garten
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
E-Mail: natalia.tkach[at]botanik.uni-halle.de

Dr. Anze Zerdoner Calasan
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Faculty of Biology
Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants
Menzinger Str. 67
D-80638 München
Phone: +49 (0)89 17861 194
E-Mail: A.Zerdoner [at] lmu.de
Website: https://www.en.sysbot.bio.lmu.de/people/posphd/zerdoner/index.html