Prof. Dr. Jürg Schönenberger

Head of Division
4. floor, room 415
t: +43 (0)1 4277-540 80
m: juerg.schoenenberger@univie.ac.at

© Jürg Schönenberger

Research interests

Our primary research interests are in organismal evolution and phylogenetics of angiosperms. We have particular interests in the comparative analysis of floral structure and function, both of extant and of fossil angiosperms, the study of floral ontogeny, and the analysis of character evolution in a phylogenetic framework. We integrate results from comparative morphology, palaeobotany, and molecular phylogenetics in order to shed light onto the early evolution and diversification of the angiosperms and their flowers. Systematically, our current research focuses on the order Ericales. However, we am involved in a series of research projects in other phylogenetic lineages including Acanthaceae, Araceae, Malvaceae, Melastomataceae, and Orchidaceae). Three topics that we have become interested only more recently and that we hope to develop further in the coming years include pollination biology (particularly in the tropics), novel technical approaches to the study of floral structure (High Resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography) and modern theoretical approaches (morphospace analysis) for the analysis of plant evolution and diversity.

Teaching

Current Courses

Cooperations

  • Stockholm Universität, Schweden
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, California, USA

Curriculum Vitae

Current position

  • 2009 - Professor in Structural Botany

Education and scientific career

  • 2004 - 2009 Lecturer in Plant Systematics, Department of Botany, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • 2007 Docent in Plant Systematics, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • 2002 - 2004 Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    Funded through a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2000 - 2002 Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1998 - 2000 Department of Palaeobotany, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998 Dr. phil. (PhD) in Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1994 Diplom (MSc) in Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Publications


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2019


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


Kellenberger, R. T., Byers, K. J. R. P., De Brito Francisco, R. M., Staedler, Y. M., LaFountain, A. M., Schönenberger, J., ... 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


Dellinger, A., Artuso, S., Pamperl, S., Michelangeli, FA., Penneys, D., Fernandez-Fernandez, DM., ... Schönenberger, J. (2019). Is modularity the key to adaptive success? Testing alternative hypotheses on modularity in flowers of Merianieae (Melastomataceae). In Abstract Book GM Austria 2019 (pp. 13)


Damerval, C., Citerne, H., Conde e Silva, N., Deveaux, Y., Delannoy, E., Joets, J., ... 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


2018


Roguz, K., Bajguz, A., Golebiewska, A., Chmur, M., Hill, L., Kalinowski, P., ... Zych, M. (2018). Functional Diversity of Nectary Structure and Nectar Composition in the Genus Fritillaria (Liliaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, [1246]. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01246


Städler, Y., Manafzadeh, S., & Schönenberger, J. (2018). Understanding the evolvability of flowers: a grand perspective of floral shape modularity. II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France.


Dellinger, A., Artuso, S., Fernández-Fernández, D., Penneys, D. S., Michelangeli, FA., Alvear, M., ... Schönenberger, J. (2018). Floral trait convergence and functional differentiation concomitant with pollinator shifts in Merianieae (Melastomataceae). II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France.


Dellinger, A., Scheer, L. M., Fernandez-Fernandez, D. M., Penneys, D. S., Tenhaken, R., Dötterl, S., & Schönenberger, J. (2018). Beyond pollination syndromes: disentangling complex vertebrate pollination systems in the genus Meriania (Melastomataceae). In XI International Symposium on Pollination: Abstracts


Dellinger, A., Scheer, L. M., Artuso, S., Fernandez-Fernandez, D. M., Penneys, D. S., Sornoza, F., ... Schönenberger, J. (2018). Beyond pollination syndromes: disentangling complex vertebrate pollination systems in the genus Meriania (Melastomataceae). In PopBio 2018: 31st Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ): Abstracts


Dellinger, A., Fernandez-Fernandez, D. M., Artuso, S., Penneys, D. S., Michelangeli, F. A., Alvear, M., ... Schönenberger, J. (2018). Cambios de polinizadores resultan en la reconstrucción de la flor. In XII Latin American Botanical Congress (LABC): Abstracts


Dellinger, A., Paun, O., Fernandez-Fernandez, D. M., Penneys, D. S., & Schönenberger, J. (2018). Impact of pollinator shifts on mating systems and population genetic diversity in a Neotropical plant group. In European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Annual Meeting of the society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ): Challenges in Tropical Ecology and Conservation - Global Perspectives [S15-002]


Dellinger, A., Paun, O., Fernandez-Fernandez, D. M., Penneys, D. S., & Schönenberger, J. (2018). Population genetics as a tool for measuring connectivity in tropical plants – a case study from South American mountains. 34. Jahrestagung Lateinamerikaforschung Austria, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, Austria.


2017


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