Research group Prof. Joachim W. Kadereit, Ph.D.
People associated with Plant Evolution work on the phylogeny, systematics and evolution of various groups of flowering plants (Angiosperms). I am mainly interested in the evolution of the flora of the European Alps and neighbouring mountain ranges. By its accessibility (e.g., for field work), its highly diverse flora and the young age of most of its species this area is particularly suitable for the study of speciation processes. Most recently, I have become interested in the relationship between changes in geographical distribution (e.g., in response to glaciations in the recent past) and hybridisation and hybrid speciation.