21. Apr 2022

Sessions at the Botanik-Tagung 2022 in Bonn

We would like to invite you to this year‘s International Conference of the German Society for Plant Science (DBG), which will take place from 28 August to 1 September 2022 in Bonn. Registration is open and abstracts can be submitted until 2. Mai 2022 via https://www.botanik-tagung.de.

Our Section will organize two symposia:

(R)evolution in Time and Space (chair: Anže Žerdoner Čalasan, co-chair: Julia Bechteler)
Keynote-Speaker: Tiina Särkinen (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh). We welcome contributions dealing with resolving reticulate evolutionary histories of different plant groups caused by adaptive radiations or fast diversifications accompanied with hybridizations, ILS etc.

Evolution of Reproductive Systems (chair: Elvira Hörandl, co-chair: Thomas Dresselhaus)
Keynote-Speaker: Susanne Renner (Universität Washington, MO). We welcome contributions to all aspects of evolutionary mechanisms of plant reproduction (sexual, selfing, apomixis, sex chromosomes, etc.).

It would be great if our section is represented at the conference with many interesting contributions in these symposia. As we all know, many excellent early career scientists are members of our section. Thus, please forward this invitation to your PhD students as well.

To support participation of early career plant scientists in this International Conference, the DBG will award travel grants up to 350 € for participants who will actively take part in the conference with a talk or a poster.

21. Apr 2022

Invitation to Section’s Meeting: save the date

The speaker of our Section, Prof. Dr. Elvira Hörandl (Göttingen), cordially invites you to the annual section meeting on August 30, 2022 at 7–8 p.m. The meeting will take place during the International Conference of the German Society for Plant Science (DBG) in Bonn, Germany, https://www.botanik-tagung.de


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).

DBG · Sections


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
Neuwerk 21
D-06108 Halle (Saale)
Tel.: +49 (0)345 5526234
E-Mail: natalia.tkach[at]botanik.uni-halle.de
Web: https://www.botanik.uni-halle.de/systematik/natalia_tkach/

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