Univ.-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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2014


2013


Friesenbichler, K., Schulze, C., Mollik, P., Freudmann, A., & Schönenberger, J. (2013). Diversity of hummingbirds and their floral resources in oil palm plantations and rainforest habitats in the lowlands of southern Costa Rica. In Tropical Organisms and Ecosystems in a Changing world: Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology


Friesenbichler, K., Schulze, C., Mollik, P., Weber, M., Freudmann, A., & Schönenberger, J. (2013). Diversity of hummingbirds and their floral resources in oil palm plantations and rainforest habitats in the lowlands of southern Costa Rica. Poster session presented at Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ), Vienna, Austria.


Sauquet, H., von Balthazar, M., Carrive, L., Epicoco, C., Haevermans, T., Jabbour, F., Massoni, J., Nadot, S., Prieu, C., Simonnet, F., Tschan, G., & Schönenberger, J. (2013). eFLOWER: A framework for understanding the evolution and diversification of extant and fossil flowers. In Abstracts - Botany 2013 Celebrating Diversity! [206] 2013.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php


Dellinger, A., Penneys, D., & Schönenberger, J. (2013). Floral food-bodies and a bellows-like mechanism in bird-pollinated Axinaea (Melastomataceae). In Abstract Volume of the Annual Conference of the Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecology, Lammi, Finland, 24-27 October 2013


Dellinger, A., Penneys, D., & Schönenberger, J. (2013). Floral food-bodies and a bellows-like mechanism in bird-pollinated Axinaea (Melastomataceae). In K. Püssa, R. Kalamees, & K. Hallop (Eds.), Vegetation Patterns and their Underlying Processes


Dellinger, A., Penneys, D., & Schönenberger, J. (2013). Floral food-bodies and a bellows-like mechanism in bird-pollinated Axinaea (Melastomataceae). In Abstract volume of the Young Researchers’ Day, Network of Biological Systematics Austria, Vienna, Austria, 29th November 2013


Fiedler, K., Schönenberger, J., Weber, A., & Albert, R. (2013). Forschung und Lehre an der Tropenstation La Gamba - ein Überblick. In R. Albert, W. Huber, S. Pamperl, W. Wanek, A. Weber, & A. Weissenhofer (Eds.), 20 Jahre Tropenstation La Gamba, Costa Rica (pp. 60-65). Verein zur Förderung der Tropenstation La Gamba, Costa Rica..


2012


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