Dr. Yannick M. Städler

Senior Scientist
4. floor, room 416
t: +43 (0)1 4277-540 84
m: yannick.staedler@univie.ac.at

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Research interests

I am primarily interested in the evolution of flowers: diversity and function. I am especially interested in the very unusual and scantily characterized floral structures of some early diverging groups of flowering plants, e.g. the Laurales (Magnoliidae).

The approaches I follow include studies of extant flower at anthesis and during development. I also plan to include fossil flowers in my studies.

The methods I used thus far include Scanning Electron Microscopy and microtome serial sectioning. I now plan to complement these methods with pollination studies and X-ray tomography (the latter allowing unprecedented 3d understanding of flowers).

Article "Botanik: Blumenbilder in 3D" in uni:view (the online-news of the University Vienna)

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Curriculum Vitae

Current position

  • 2016/03 - Senior Scientist

Education and scientific career

  • 2010 - 2016/03 Lecturer, University of Vienna
  • 2009 - 2010 Scientific Coordinator in the Zurich - Basel Plant Sciences Center
  • 2009 Internship in lab of Prof. F. Schiestl, Institute of Systematic Botanik, University of Zurich
  • 2004 - 2009 PhD with Prof. Peter K. Endress, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich
  • 1997 - 2004 Diploma (MSc) in Biophysics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)


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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


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.


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Staedler, Y.M., & Endress, P.K. (2009). Diversity and lability of floral phyllotaxis in the pluricarpellate families of core Laurales (Gomortegaceae, Atherospermataceae, Siparunaceae, Monimiaceae). International Journal of Plant Science, 4, 522-550.

Staedler, Y.M., Weston, P.H., & Endress, P.K. (2009). Comparative gynoecium structure and development in Calycanthaceae (Laurales). International Journal of Plant Science, 170(1), 21-41.

Städler, Y. (2008) Aspects of Floral Structure and Development, and Systematics in Laurales (Magnoliidae). Thesis, Universität Zürich.

Staedler, Y.M., Weston, P.H., & Endress, P.K. (2007). Floral phyllotaxis and floral architecture in Calycanthaceae (Laurales). International Journal of Plant Sciences 168(3), 285-306.

de Leon, G., Dirix, Y., Staedler, Y.M., Feldman, K., Hähner, G., Caseri, W.R., & Smith, P. (2000). Method for fabricating pixelated, multicolor polarizing films. Applied Optics 39, 4847-4851.