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Systematik & biodiversitet

Biological systematics is the study of diversity in living and fossil organisms. The theory of evolution, which unifies modern biology, emerged from systematics. An important aim of systematics is to analyze and synthesize information derived from global biodiversity studies into a predictive classification system that reflects the history of life.

In Gothenburg, diverse eukaryotic organisms such as birds, clitellate worms, flowering plants, basidiomycete fungi, and many other groups are studied. Research questions span from why diversity patterns vary among the world’s biota to detailed studies of the evolutionary relationships among closely related species to gene family evolution. New tools for metagenomics and phylogenetics are being developed by researchers in the group to aid species identification, delimitation, and automatic generation of phylogenetic trees from public databases.

We have strong local infrastructures available for the generation of genome-wide DNA sequence data, bioinformatics, as well as a herbarium storing millions of plants, algae and fungi collected globally. We also cooperate with the Botanical Garden in Gothenburg and Gothenburg Museum of Natural History.



Present members

Alexander Zizka, PhD Student
Alexandre Antonelli, Professor
Allison Perrigo, project coordinator
Andrés Cortés, Post Doc
Anna Ansebo, Research engineer
Athanasios Athanasiadis, Associated Researcher
Bengt Oxelman, Professor
Bernard Pfeil, Associate Professor
Camila Duarte, PhD student
Christer Erséus, Professor Emeritus
Christine Bacon, Assistant Professor
Claes Gustafsson, Herbarium curator
Claes Persson, Director of Herbarium
Daniel Edler, Research Assistant
Daniele Silvestro, Assistant Professor
Ellen Larsson, Director of Fungi
Ewa Batorowicz, Departmental administrator
Graham Jones, Associated Researcher
Henrik Nilsson, Associate Professor
Inger Wallentinus, Professor Emeritus
Jonna Eriksson, PhD student
Lars Arvidsson, Adjunct Professor
Mari Källersjö, Professor
Mats Havström, Associated Researcher
Mats Töpel, Associated Researcher
Patrik Cangren, PhD student
Pavel Matos, Post Doc
Robert Daun, Research Engineer
Roger Eriksson, Researcher
Søren Faurby, Assistant Professor
Sten Svantesson, PhD student
Svante Martinsson, PhD
Tobias Andermann (was Tobias Hoffmann), PhD Student
Urban Olsson, Associate Professor
Uno Eliasson, Professor emeritus
Urban Nordenhäll, Research assistant
Yann Bertrand, Associated researcher
Ylva Heed, Research assistant
Åslög Dahl, Researcher

Sidansvarig: Sven Toresson|Sidan uppdaterades: 2017-08-15

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