The Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research studies biodiversity in all ecological and evolutionary dimensions with expertise from ecology, morphology, and evolutionary biology. Plants, fungi, as well as animals are investigated. As a consequence, both research and teaching are highly interdisciplinary. In addition, science-based rationales for management and conservation of biodiversity are developed in response to the worldwide threat to biodiversity by human activities.
The Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research is involved in the key research areas: