23rd Symposium on Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology
The Symposium Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology of the same name Section of the DBG took place in Munich, Bavaria, from 8th to 11th September 2016 in the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Institute for Systematic Botany and Mycology, the Herbarium and the Botanical Garden. The more than 100 registerd participants listended to international keynote speakers from Danmark, Czech Republic, and USA, as well as from a variety of extra-university research institutions. Prof. Dirk Albach, Prof. Alexandra Müllner-Riehl and Prof. Jochen Heinrichs were confrimed unanimously to be the Section's speakers. In parallel the second Eduard Strasburger Workshop of the DBG took place, organized by Dr. Susann Wicke, Universität Münster, and Dr. Dörte Harpke, IPK Gatersleben. The workshop focussed on "Phylogenomics – The next generation of evolutionary botany". An excursion at the last day to the external facility of the Botanical Garden at Schachen in the Alps at an elevation of more than 1800 meters a.s.l. rounded off the meeting.