Our research and teaching are deeply rooted in organismal biology, i.e. the study of structure, function, and evolution at the level of the organism. We focus on questions of plant diversity – How have key structural features such as the angiosperm flower evolved? How is morphological diversity distributed among taxa? How are different structural features correlated with one another? Why are certain morphologies common and have evolved repeatedly while others are rare? We address these and related questions across a broad range of taxa and apply state-of-the art techniques as well as novel theoretical approaches to answer them.

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Recent Publications 2019-2020

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2020


Currano, E. D., Jacobs, B. F., Bush, R. T., Novello, A., Feseha, M., Grimsson, F., McInerney, F. A., Michel, L. A., Pan, A. D., Phelps, S. R., Polissar, P., Strömberg, C. A. E., & Tabor, N. J. (2020). Ecological dynamic equilibrium in an early Miocene (21.73 Ma) forest, Ethiopia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 539, [109425]. doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109425


2019


Dellinger, A. S., Scheer, L. M., Artuso, S., Fernández-Fernández, D., Sornoza, F., Penneys, D. S., Tenhaken, R., Dötterl, S., & Schönenberger, J. (2019). Bimodal Pollination Systems in Andean Melastomataceae Involving Birds, Bats, and Rodents. The American Naturalist, 194(1), 104-116. doi.org/10.1086/703517


Vasconcelos, T. N. C., Chartier, M., Prenner, G., Martins, A. C., Schönenberger, J., Wingler, A., & Lucas, E. (2019). Floral uniformity through evolutionary time in a species-rich tree lineage. New Phytologist, 221(3), 1597-1608. doi.org/10.1111/nph.15453


Dellinger, A. S., Chartier, M., Fernández-Fernández, D., Penneys, D. S., Alvear, M., Almeda, F., Michelangeli, F. A., Staedler, Y., Armbruster, W. S., & Schönenberger, J. (2019). Beyond buzz-pollination – departures from an adaptive plateau lead to new pollination syndromes. New Phytologist, 221(2), 1136-1149. doi.org/10.1111/nph.15468


Jiménez, P. D., Hentrich, H., Aguilar-Rodríguez , P. A., Krömer, T., Chartier, M., MacSwiney G. , M. C., & Gibernau, M. (2019). A Review on the Pollination of Aroids with Bisexual Flowers. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 104(1), 83-104. doi.org/10.3417/2018219


Maia, A. C. D., Grimm, C., Schubert, M., Etl, F., Gonçalves, E. G., Do Amaral Ferraz Navarro, D. M., Schulz, S., & Dötterl, S. (2019). Correction to: Novel Floral Scent Compounds from Night-Blooming Araceae Pollinated by Cyclocephaline Scarabs (Melolonthidae, Cyclocephalini). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45(2), 214-215. doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-1026-1


Kellenberger, R. T., Byers, K. J. R. P., De Brito Francisco, R. M., Staedler, Y. M., LaFountain, A. M., Schönenberger, J., Schiestl, F. P., & Schlüter, P. M. (2019). Emergence of a floral colour polymorphism by pollinator-mediated overdominance. Nature Communications, 10, [63]. doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07936-x


Etl, F., Brandauer, S. S., Brandauer, P., Prader, S., Neier, V., Dötterl, S., & Schönenberger, J. (2019). Flower visitors of Calathea lutea (Marantaceae): The role of the hummingbird Threnetes ruckeri. Acta ZooBot Austria , 156, 183-196.


Moreno, L. F., Mayer, V., Voglmayr, H., Blatrix, R., Stielow, J. B., Teixeira, M. M., Vicente, V. A., & de Hoog, S. (2019). Genomic analysis of ant domatia-associated melanized fungi (Chaetothyriales, Ascomycota). Mycological Progress, 18(4), 541-552. doi.org/10.1007/s11557-018-01467-x


Maia, A. C. D., Grimm, C., Schubert, M., Etl, F., Gonçalves, E. G., Do Amaral Ferraz Navarro, D. M., Schulz, S., & Dötterl, S. (2019). Novel Floral Scent Compounds from Night-Blooming Araceae Pollinated by Cyclocephaline Scarabs (Melolonthidae, Cyclocephalini). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45(2), 204-213. doi.org/10.1007/s10886-018-1018-1


Gaisbauer, I., Galik, A., Heiss, A. G., Popovtschak, M., Thanheiser, U., Weber, M., & Wiesinger, S. (2019). Schwarze Schichten in Wien. In S. Felgenhauer-Schmiedt (Ed.), Von Vindobona zu Wienna — Archäologisch-historische Untersuchungen zu den Anfängen Wiens (pp. 220–250). Österreichische Gesellschaft für Mittelalterarchäologie. Beiträge zur Mittelalterarchäologie in Österreich


Grímsson, F., Jacobs, B. F., Van Valkenburg, J. L. C. H., Wieringa, J. J., Xafis, A., Tabor, N., Pan, A. D., & Zetter, R. (2019). Sclerosperma fossils from the late Oligocene of Chilga, north-western Ethiopia. Grana, 58(2), 81-98 . doi.org/10.1080/00173134.2018.1510977


Damerval, C., Citerne, H., Conde e Silva, N., Deveaux, Y., Delannoy, E., Joets, J., Simonnet, F., Staedler, Y., Schönenberger, J., Yansouni, J., Le Guilloux, M., Sauquet, H., & Nadot, S. (2019). Unraveling the Developmental and Genetic Mechanisms Underpinning Floral Architecture in Proteaceae. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, [18]. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00018


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