Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Gothenburg University


Original name(s)

  • Institutionen för Biologi och Miljövetenskap, Göteborgs Universitet (sv - Swedish)
Institution Address

Medicinaregatan 18
40530  Göteborg
SE - Sweden

Type of organisation

Institution Address

Medicinaregatan 18
40530 Göteborg
SE - Sweden

University (State)

Director Representative

Henrik Aronsson


+46 31 786 4802

Structure Chart

Staff fields

scientific staff collections permanent: 2.0.scientific staff permanent: 7.0.staff administrative non permanent: 6.0.staff administrative permanent: 10.0.staff collection managers technicians non permanent: 1.0.staff collection managers technicians permanent: 1.0

Membership fields

Full member

General Description

We want to understand how biological diversity has evolved and how it will be affected by on-going climate change and habitat destruction. The scope of our studies range from specific organism groups in isolated regions in the Neotropics to global cross-taxonomic patterns. We attempt to integrate data and methodologies from molecular phylogenetics, palaeobiology, biogeography, climatic modelling, bioinformatics and ecology. Our work has shed further light on the evolution of several taxa and biomes but a lot more remains to be done

Research Fields

  • Vascular Plants (Arecaceae, Basellaceae, Campanulaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Fabaceae, Malvaceae, Papaveraceae, Polygalaceae, Rubiaceae, Rutaceae)
  • Fungi (Cantharelloid fungi, Inocybaceae)
  • Lichens
  • Red Algae, Green Algae (stoneworts)

Research Initiative

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