Section's Conference 2018

The 24th International Symposium on Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the German Society for Plant Sciences will take place together with the 18th Austrian Botanical Conference. The venue is Pädagogische Hochschule Kärnten at Klagenfurt near Wörthersee on 19th to 22nd September 2018.

Update: Registration open since 10th April (until 31st May): https://naturwissenschaft-ktn.at/de/botanik-tagung-2018/anmeldung

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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).


Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach

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Speakers of the Section


Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach
AG Biodiversität und Evolution der Pflanzen
Institut für Biologie und Umweltwissenschaften
Carl von Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg
Carl von Ossietzky-Strasse 9-11
26111 Oldenburg
Tel.: ++49 (0)441 7983339
E-mail: dirk.albach[at]uni-oldenburg.de

Deputy Speakers

Prof.in Dr. Alexandra Muellner-Riehl
Professor for Molecular Evolution and Plant Systematics
Universität Leipzig
E-mail: muellner-riehl[at]uni-leipzig.de

Prof. Dr. Jochen Heinrichs
Systematische Botanik und Mykologie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
E-mail: jheinrichs[at]lmu.de