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.


Online-article at the University of Vienna: "How flowers adapt to their pollinators"

Recent Publications 2019-2021

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Bochorny, T., Bacci, L. F., Dellinger, A. S., Michelangeli, F. A., Goldenberg, R., & Brito, V. L. G. (2021). Connective appendages in Huberia bradeana (Melastomataceae) affect pollen release during buzz pollination. Plant Biology, 23(4), 556-563. doi.org/10.1111/plb.13244

Dellinger, A. S., Pérez-Barrales, R., Michelangeli, F. A., Penneys, D. S., Fernández-Fernández, D. M., & Schönenberger, J. (2021). Low bee visitation rates explain pollinator shifts to vertebrates in tropical mountains. New Phytologist, 231(2), 864-877. doi.org/10.1111/nph.17390

Quan, Y., Ahmed, S. A., Menezes da Silva, N., Al-Hatmi, A. M. S., Mayer, V., Deng, S., Kang, Y., Sybren de Hoog, G., & Shi, D. (2021). Novel black yeast-like species in chaetothyriales with ant-associated life styles. Fungal Biology, 125(4), 276-284. doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2020.11.006

Grimsson, F., Denk, T., & Zetter, R. (2021). Cenozoic Vegetation and Phytogeography of the Sub-arctic North Atlantic. In E. Panagiotakopulu, & J. P. Sadler (Eds.), Biogeography in the Sub‐Arctic: The Past and Future of North Atlantic Biota (1 ed., pp. 29-49). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.. doi.org/10.1002/9781118561461.ch2

Pokorny, R., Fialová, V., Grimsson, F., & Koutecky, V. (2021). Mineral Resources in Iceland: Coal mining. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Brandt, K., Dötterl, S., Ramírez, S. R., Etl, F., Machado, I. C., Navarro, D. M. D. A. F., Dobler, D., Reiser, O., Ayasse, M., & Milet-Pinheiro, P. (2021). Unraveling the Olfactory Biases of Male Euglossine Bees: Species-Specific Antennal Responses and Their Evolutionary Significance for Perfume Flowers. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, [727471]. doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.727471


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