• Evolution of the Macaronesian flora
  • Systematics and evolution of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae)
  • Systematics and evolution of the legume tribe Fabeae
  • Evolution of oil bees and oil producing plants
  • Pollination biology of Cucurbitaceae
  • Invasion biology: how to predict invasive potential using phylogenetic approaches
  • Evolution of forest and shrub communities and grasslands under grazing pressure
  • Systematics and evolution of bryophytes and ferns


Completed Master- and Bachelorprojects:


Sophi Schwaiger (BSc) - Distribution range analysis of the Bavarian flora based on herbarium specimens

Moritz Eicher (BSc) - Evolution of dispersal strategies in Echinopepon (Cucurbitaceae) 

Robin Fahle (BSc) - Phylogeny and pollination biology of the tribe Cucurbiteae (gourd family)

Dominik Fuchs (BSc) - Biogeography of the genus Corallocarpus (gourd family)



Tugba Atakaya (BSc) - Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Cyclanthera (Cucurbitaceae)

Jacqueline Hemberger (BSc) - Evolution of the genus Thladiantha (Cucurbitaceae)

Oleg Shevchenko (BSc) - Phylogeny and Biogeography of the tribe Fabeae (Fabaceae)

Christoph Weglöhner (BSc) -  Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Kedrostis (Cucurbitaceae)



Katharina Lindner (MSc) - Genetic and biogeographical analysis of the extreme disjunction in Dactyliandra welwitschii (Benincaseae, Cucurbitaceae)

Sonja Bölt (BSc) - Distribution patterns of ferns, fern-allies and Ericaceae in the "Lehrrevier" of the University of Applied Weihenstephan-Triesdorf