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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2012


Bellaire, A., Ischebeck, T., Weingartner, I., Städler, Y., Schönenberger, J., & Weckwerth, W. (2012). The developmental trajectory of Arabidopsis flowers. In International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. Wien, 3. bis 7. Juli 2012. Abstract book Unknown publisher. www.hofburg.com/deutsch/events/aktuelles/icar-2012-international-conference-on-arabidopsis-research.html


2011


Schönenberger, J., & von Balthazar, M. (2011). Patterns of floral development and evolution: examples from the Ericales. In XVIII International Botanical Congress. Melbourne, Australien. 23.-30.7.2011. Abstract book Unknown publisher.


von Balthazar, M., Nyfeller, R., & Schönenberger, J. (2011). The remarkable Androecium evolution in Helicteroideae (Malvaceae, Malvales). In XVIII International Botanical Congress. Melbourne, Australien. 23.-30.7.2011. Abstract Book (P0596) Unknown publisher.


von Balthazar, M., Nyfeller, R., & Schönenberger, J. (2011). The remarkable Androecium evolution in Helicteroideae (Malvaceae, Malvales). Poster session presented at XVIII International Botanical Congress, Melbourne, Australia.


Städler, Y., & Schönenberger, J. (2011). X-ray tomography of plant tissue: staining methods allow 3D imaging with high contrast and high resolution. In XVIII International Botanical Congress. Melbourne, Australien. 23.-30.7.2011. Abstract Book, SYM099B Unknown publisher.


2010


Schönenberger, J., & von Balthazar, M. (2010). Comparative floral structure and systematics in the balsaminoid clade (Ericales). In 19th International Symposium "Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology" of the German Botanical Society, Vienna, Austria. 16.-19. September 2010. Program & Abstracts Unknown publisher.


Schönenberger, J., & von Balthazar, M. (2010). Comparative floral structure and systematics in the balsaminoid clade (Ericales). In Botany 2010, Providence, Rhode Island USA. 31.7.-4.8.2010. - Abstract volume Unknown publisher.


2009


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