The astounding diversity of plants is fundamental to all forms of life.
- increase knowledge about plant diversity, the processes and patterns of plant evolution, the relationships between plants and other organisms and aspects of plant conservation.
- organize this knowledge using information systems that allow efficient retrieval of data about plant diversity held in living and preserved collections
- disseminate established and cutting-edge knowledge of plants to the scientific community, students at all stages from kindergarten to University, and the general public through lectures, courses, field excursions and exhibitions.
- The short film ‘An Island of Plant Diversity’ [only available in German] will allow you to get to know us better – it introduces our institute and the botanic gardens and some of the questions that underpin our research.