At the Department of Botany we conduct organism-centred research in botany and mycology (including lichenology), with a strong focus on phylogenetic systematics, biodiversity patterns in space and time, and taxonomy.
In our research, we address evolutionary questions from the infraspecific to the highest taxonomic levels. We work both within Sweden and around the globe, often in tropical areas. We apply an array of different methods, for example morphological studies, DNA analyses including genomics, or life history analyses, to resolve our research questions, and collaborate intensively with colleagues from within the museum, nationally, and internationally.
We also conduct taxonomic studies and related revisionary work, which includes the description of new species and other taxa, and floristic and mycological inventories. Finally, many of us are actively involved in work aiming to safeguard biodiversity and red-listing of species.
Investigation of the phylogenetic relationships using molecular data combined with morphological studies.
Long-term phylogenetic and taxonomic studies of the sunflower family, one of the most species-rich families of flowering plants.
Bryum is the most species-rich Swedish moss genus. This project aims to resolve the species diversity.
A long-term project studying the genetic diversity in widespread mosses.
Phylogenetic relationships, taxon circumscriptions, distribution, time of origin, and colonization patterns are many unclear issues in the tropical sapodilla family.
Sex ratios at different scales and geographic areas, and along environmental gradients: variation, causes and consequences.
A comprehensive analysis of the complete European bryophyte flora, based on the recently published Red List of European bryophytes.
This project focuses on selected groups of a heterogeneous group of basidiomycete fungi with gelatinous fruiting bodies and septate basidia.
We study effects of agricultural management on arable bryophyte specialists and provide recommendations for sustainable farming.
Taxonomy and evolution of Hyaloscyphaceae sensu lato, the largest and most diverse family in the order Helotiales (Leotiomycetes).
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The coffee family (Rubiaceae) is the largest woody flowering plant family in Madagascar, and a important component of the Malagasy ecosystem.
Madagascar biota is a mix of ancient taxa with Gondwanan origins that survived the Cretaceous extinction event and young taxa that arrived there via dispersals.
We use integrative-taxonomic approaches to study the diversity and resolve species complexes in the Arctic-boreal fruticose lichen genus Stereocaulon in Sweden.