Meet the Editorial Board


Marcus A. Koch

New Content ItemResearch group of Biodiversity and Plant Systematics, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg (COS Heidelberg), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Expertise: Plant evolution, systematics, taxonomy, phylogenetics, biodiversity and conservation.

Martin A. Lysak

New Content ItemResearch group Plant Cytogenomics, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Expertise: Plant genome and karyotype evolution, chromosomes, plant cytogenetics, cytogenomics and paleogenomics.

Karol Marhold

New Content ItemDepartment of Vascular Plants Taxonomy, Plant Science and Biodiversity Centre, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Expertise: Plant systematics, molecular phylogenetics, morphometrics, karyology, taxonomy and nomenclature.

Managing Editors

Barbora Šingliarová & Katarína Skokanová

New Content ItemDepartment of Vascular Plants Taxonomy, Plant Science and Biodiversity Centre, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Associate Editors
Frank R. Blattner

New Content ItemResearch Group of Experimental Taxonomy, Department of Genebank, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany

Expertise: Taxonomy, phylogeography, population genetics and evolutionary biology of crops and their wild relatives.

Jose M. Bonifacino

New Content ItemBotany Laboratory at Department of Biología Vegetal, Facultad de Agronomía, Montevideo, Uruguay

Expertise: Systematics and taxonomy of the South American members of the family Compositae.

Ferhat Celep

New Content ItemDepartment of Biology, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkey

Expertise: Plant systematics, morphology, anatomy, micro-morphology, molecular phylogeny pollination and reproductive biology.

Walter Durka

New Content ItemDepartment Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Halle, Germany

Expertise: Molecular ecology of plants and animals, conservation genetics, landscape genetics, invasion genetics of neophytic species, species and genetic diversity.

Peter K. Endress

New Content ItemInstitute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Expertise: Macrosystematics of angiosperms, morphology, anatomy, systematic embryology, development and evolution of flowers.

Mario Fernández-Mazuecos

New Content ItemDepartment of Biodiversity and Conservation, Real Jardín Botánico (RJB-CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Expertise: Phylogeny, biogeography and phylogeography of vascular plants, with a focus on the Mediterranean and Macaronesian regions; flower evolution and its relationship with insect pollinators.

Jörg Fuchs

New Content ItemChromosome Structure and Function Laboratory, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany

Expertise: Karyotype and genome size evolution, chromosomal structure, nuclear architecture, molecular cytogenetics, flow cytometry, epigenetics.

Terry Hedderson

New Content ItemDepartment of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Expertise: Bryophyte Taxonomy and Systematics, Molecular Systematics,Phylogenetics and Phylogeography

Michael Hesse

New Content ItemDepartment of Structural and Functional Botany, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Expertise: Palynology, sexual reproduction, anther tapetum, pollen and spore development.

Julius Jeiter

New Content ItemNees-Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Expertise: Floral evolution, floral development, morphology and anatomy, nectary development, morphology and evolution, pollination biology, 3D-imaging.

Hans de Jong

New Content ItemLaboratory of Genetics, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Expertise: Application of cytogenetics for plant breeding, fundamental research of meiosis genes of plants and fungi

Roland Kirschner

Fungal Resources Laboratory, School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University

Expertise: Fungal and Microbial Diversity, Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology, Environmental Microbiology and Mycology, Phytopathology, Phylogenetic Analysis

Miroslav Kolařík

New Content ItemLaboratory of fungal genetics and metabolism, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic

Expertise: Ecology, diversity, taxonomy (classical and molecular approaches) and secondary metabolites of insect associated, clinical, soil and wood endophytic fungi.

Ales Kovarik

New Content ItemDepartment of Molecular Epigenetics, Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic

Expertise: Evolution of polyploid genomes, structure and expression of ribosomal RNA genes, organisation of satellite DNA repeats.

Hiroshi Kudoh

New Content ItemCenter for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Expertise: Molecular ecology, epigenetics, adaptation and diversification of plants.

Yvonne Němcová

New Content ItemDepartment of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Expertise: Phycology, Phylogenetics, Freshwater and Phytoplankton Ecology, Algal Community Structure and Diversity, Geometric Morphometrics

Christoph Oberprieler

New Content ItemEvolutionary and Systematic Botany Group, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Expertise: Plant systematics, evolution of polyploid complexes, hybridization, morphology, micromorphology, phytochemistry, biogeography, phylogeography, phyloecology, phylogeny and taxonomy.

Christian Parisod

New Content ItemInstitute of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Expertise: Alpine botany, phylogeography, evolutionary ecology, genome evolution, polyploidy, hybridization, landscape genetics, local adaptation and population genetics.

Neuer InhaltGiuseppe Pellegrino

Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Expertise: Evolutionary genomics and ecological bases of plant adaptation and speciation, genetic bases of reproductive isolation, pollination

Stephen W. Peterson

New Content ItemMycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL, United States

Expertise: Fungal systematics and taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics, taxonomy and phylogeny of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Talaromyces.

Neuer InhaltYing-Xiong Qiu

College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Expertise: Molecular ecology and phylogeny, conservation biology of endangered plants, biogeography of East Asian plants, landscape genomics (RAD-seq, transcriptomics, metabolomics).

Michal Ronikier

New Content ItemMolecular Biogeography Group, Władysław Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

Expertise: Alpine and arctic plant species, phylogeography, molecular systematics and conservation genetics.

Louis P. Ronse De Craene

New Content ItemRoyal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Expertise: Macrosystematics of angiosperms, floral morphology, anatomy, development and evolution of flowers.

Alexander N. Sennikov

New Content ItemFinnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland

Expertise: Ecology, evolutionary biology, plant taxonomy, plant geography, botanical nomenclature, mapping, databasing.

Andreas Tribsch

New Content ItemResearch group of Molecular Phylogenetics & Molecular Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Expertise: Plant systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, floristics and taxonomy of mountain and arctic-alpine plants, conservation genetics, molecular ecology, species and genetic diversity.

Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss

New Content ItemDepartment of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Expertise: Genome evolution, molecular cytogenetics and molecular phylogenetics, chromosome structure, repetitive DNA sequence evolution, transposable elements, polyploidy.

Mike Thiv

New Content ItemBotany Department, Natural History Museum Stuttgart, Germany

Expertise: Evolution, phylogenetics, conservation and taxonomy of plants.

Pablo Vargas

New Content ItemPlant Evolutionary Biology, Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Expertise: Systematics, evolution of angiosperms, phylogeography, evolution in islands, colonization of plants, conservation and evolutionary biology.

Thais N. C. Vasconcelos

New Content ItemUniversity of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Expertise: Evolutionary biology, floral morphology, plant systematics (with a focus on Myrtales), biogeography and ecology.

Nora Walden

Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen The Netherlands

Experise: Systematics, phylogenetics and population genetics of higher plants, evolutionary genomics and metabarcoding

Livia Wanntorp

New Content ItemDepartment of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History

Expertise: Biogeography, molecular phylogenetics, flower morphology and development, pollination mechanisms and syndromes.

Z. Wilhelm de Beer

New Content ItemDepartment of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Expertise: Taxonomy, phylogenetics, population genetics, mating and diagnostics of fungal plant and human pathogens, fungus-insect symbioses and fungal ecology.

Yunpeng Zhao

New Content ItemCollege of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Chine

Expertise: Phylogenetics, population genetics of Asian plants, biogeography of eastern Asian-North American disjunction.