Royal Botanic Garden of Madrid

Consortium name  
Spanish Consortium: CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - Spanish National Research Council)
Institution (Original name) 
Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Plaza de Murillo, 2
Postal code 
28014
City 
Madrid
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Spain
Phone 

+34 914203017

Fax 
+34 914200157
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Botanical Garden
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Jesus Muñoz / Director, Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC) / +34 914203585 / jmunoz@rjb.csic.es / Bryology, biogeography

Member of the Executive Committee? 
Yes
Executive Committee position 
Secretary
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Javier Diéguez Uribeondo / Deputy Director for Research / +34 914203017 / dieguez@rjb.csic.esEmerging Fungal Diseases

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WITH CONNECTIONS TO CETAF
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field + Working Group or Project involved in 

Rosario Noya / Herbarium Collections Manager / +34 914203017 / noya@rjb.csic.es

Esther García Guillén / Head of Archives and Library Department / +34 914203017 / esther@rjb.csic.es

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Jesús Muñoz / Director, Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC) / +34 914203585 / jmunoz@rjb.csic.es

Organigram figure 
Governing and executive bodies 

We are one of the 130 institutes integrating the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The governing scheme of the CSIC is integrated by the President of the CSIC, three vicepresidents (Science; Organization and institutional affairs; Knowledge transfer and internationalization), and a general Manager. There is also a Council (Consejo Rector), composed partially by external members (administrations, and advisors from the universities) who approve the internal governing norms.

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff183
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections20
c) Post-docs / PhD students180
d) Others (Associates, etc.)00
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)383
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions 20
f) Collection Managers / technicians233
g) Others 110
TOTAL (e+f+g) 363
Total permanent staff 
74
Total non-permanent staff 
6
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
80
Male (%) 
48
Female (%) 
52
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
3
List of laboratories 
  1. Molecular Systematics Laboratory
  2. Fluorescence Microscopy and Image Analysis
  3. Flow Cytometer
List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

Other scientific / R&D facilities 

Research Greenhouse

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
List of permanent exhibitions  
Name 
Living collections in the Garden and greenhouses
Number of recent exhibitions 
4
Recent Temporary Exhibitions (< 2 years) 
Name 
El instrumento científico más grande jamás construido' CERN
Name 
Orquimadrid 2013
Name 
Paraísos naturales: reflejos artificiales
Name 
Photoespaña. Conocimiento es poder
Number of future exhibitions 
3
Future exhibitions  
Name 
Japón y el Real Jardín Botánico
Name 
Homenaje a Miguel Ángel Asturias
Name 
La vid y el vino (CSIC)
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Summary of your Research programme 

The main overall goal of the RJB's research is to understand the diversity of plants and fungi that exists, how this diversity has come about, and how it can be conserved.

The approaches taken to achieving this goal are very diverse, however. They range from studies aimed at finding out what species live in a particular territory (flora) or make up a particular group of organisms (systematics), to attempting to reconstruct the evolutionary history of groups of plants and fungi with a view to: (1) proposing a more natural classification based on this history; (2) contributing to reconstructing the tree of life; (3) determining how particular species have been distributed in space and time since their formation; and (4) providing a framework within which to infer what evolutionary changes have taken place within lineages, the mechanisms which have generated or modulated these changes, and their genetic basis.

The RJB's researchers also study biodiversity at the ecosystem level, particularly in the case of aquatic ecosystems in the Mediterranean region and the tropics.

We use a wide range of tools, methods and sources of information. The latter range from the most basic –based on a comparative study of the observable characteristics of specimens in the herbarium– through to the least accessible and closest to the genotype, such as molecular markers.

Research Field 
Vascular Plant Systematics: floras and monographs
Research Field 
Plant Evolutionary Biology: patterns, processes and mechanisms
Research Field 
Fungi and Bryophytes: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Research Field 
Ecology, Conservation of aquatic macrophytes and Global Change
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
60
Biannual journals/series 

Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid http://rjb.revistas.csic.es/index.php/rjb

Flora Iberica (http://www.floraiberica.es/)

Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial (http://www.floradeguinea.com/)

EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
...
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Botany15000110000010070
2.2Mycology15141850009897
Total specimens (all collections) 
1,285,000
Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 
Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 

Library:

  • Type(s) of objects: Botanical and Natural History books (from the XVth century til nowadays), scientific journals (paper and online subscriptions), microfilms, maps and a wide collection of botanical pamphlets.
  • No. of objects (of each type): Books (35 thousand titles in 46 thousand volumes), journals (3200 titles, 550 of which are open titles), 3.000 thousand titles in microfilms and about 2.600 maps.

Archives:

  • Type(s) of objects: Botanical and Natural History manuscripts (from the XVIth century until nowadays) belonging to scientific expeditions organized by the Crown and to the institution itself, as well as important colections of scientific drawings and photographs.
  • No. of objects (of each type): Manuscripts (683 archive boxes), drawings (16000) and thousand of photographs.
Other information regarding heritage collections 

The Digital Library of the Royal Botanic Garden holds 1.5 million digital pages of our old book collection

Size and importance of living collections 

5500 taxa 12800 individual plants 1365 trees, 26 singulars and ancient Collections: ancient roses and vines, dahlias, orchids, bonsai, palms …..

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
Yes
Number of seed samples 
3 500
Number of organisms / species 
1 500
DNA or seed sample exchange 

Our institution exchange seed samples with other research institutions, universities and botanical gardens.

COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
100 parcels/14000 specimens
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
30000
Number of scientific visitors per year 
150
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Angiosperms in general, mainly from the Western Mediterranean
Angiosperm families such as Geraniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Malvaceae
Fungi: Aphyllophorales, Boletales
Myxomycetes and Oomycetes (Saprolegniales),
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Main activities of communication and outreach 
Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Jesús García Rodrigo; +34 914203017/ +34 618055791; jesus.gr@rjb.csic.es / prensa@rjb.csic.es

Visitors
Last year:  
380 000
Trends (past and future) 

447,000 (2011); 430,000 (2010); 485,000 (2009); 456,000 (2008); 491,000 (2007); 451,000 (2006)

Website visitors
Last year  
280 262
Institution news
Research updates
Workshops / Events
Online media galleries
Others
Other means of communication  
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

We have been working in an European project (INQUIRE) for the last three years delivering courses to different groups of teachers about inquire-based science education. 17 institutions from 11 European countries have been collaborating in the project. There were two Spanish partners: Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC and Real Jardín Botánico Juan Carlos I, UAH

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

We have agreements with some universities in order to offer internships for students.

If your institution is involved in online courses, please describe them and the partners 

No

If your institution is involved in training projects, please describe them and the partners 

We organize an international master on Biodiversity in Tropical Areas: http://www.masterenbiodiversidad.org/

Other relevant information on education and / or training carried out 

We have a school programme which includes plant-based workshops and guided visits. We organize as well holiday activities for children and a weekend programme for general public and families. Besides, we deliver courses for adults.

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

María Bellet Serrano 914203017 bellet@rjb.csic.es

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Plant systematics and phylogeny

Biogeography (analytical tools for historical biogeography, species distribution modelling, phylogeography)

Barcoding for Fungi

Emergent diseases caused by fungi

Last update 
11.24.16