Biodiversity Mapping

Team

Dr. Stefan Dressler
Project management (acting)

Research interests

  • Taxonomy and evolution of selected seed plant groups
  • History of botany and the Senckenberg botanical collections Frankfurt/M. (FR)

Projects

  • Systematics, biogeography and evolution of the Marcgraviaceae
  • Taxonomy of Neotropical Pentaphylacaceae and Theaceae
  • Digitisation of the types and historical collections of the Herbarium Senckenbergianum Frankfurt/M. (FR)
  • Flora of West Africa (especially Burkina Faso)
  • Determination by photos: Photo database African Plants – A Photo Guide
  • Portal for the identification of critical clans of the German Flora
  • Projects for exam candidates from the above-mentioned subject areas are possible. Please contact me!

1990  Diploma in biology, Humboldt-Universität Berlin
1994  Dr. rer. nat., Museum für Naturkunde, Humboldt-Universität Berlin
1994-1996  PostDoc Rijksherbarium Leiden, The Netherlands
1997-  Head of Section Phanerogams II, Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt/M.

Selected publications

Borsch, T., Stevens, A.-D., Häffner, E., Güntsch, A., Berendsohn, W. G., Appelhans, M. S., Barilaro, C., Beszteri, B., Blattner, F. R., Bossdorf, O., Dalitz, H., Dressler, S., Duque-Thüs, R., Esser, H.-J., Franzke, A., Goetze, D., Grein, M., Grünert, U., Hellwig, F., Hentschel, J., Hörandl, E., Janßen, T., Jürgens, N., Kadereit, G., Karisch, T., Koch, M. A., Müller, F., Müller, J., Ober, D., Porembski, S., Poschlod, P., Printzen, C., Röser, M., Sack, P., Schlüter, P., Schmidt, M., Schnittler, M., Scholler, M., Schultz, M., Seeber, E., Simmel, J., Stiller, M., Thiv, M., Thüs, H., Tkach, N., Triebel, D., Warnke, U., Weibulat, T., Wesche, K., Yurkov, A., Zizka, G. (2020). A complete digitization of German herbaria is possible, sensible and should be started now. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e50675. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.6.e50675 [publ. 03 Feb 2020]

Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S. et al. (including Dressler, S., Gregor, T., Paule, J., Zizka, G.) (2020). TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26 (1): 119-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14904 [first publ. online: 31 Dec 2019]

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B. et al. (including M. Schmidt, S. Dressler, K. Wesche, G. Zizka) (2019). sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses. Journal of Vegetation Science 30 (2): 161-186. Doi: 10.1111/jvs.12710 [publ. 4 Feb 2019]

B F G – The Brazil Flora Group (including S. Dressler) (2018). Brazilian Flora 2020: Innovation and collaboration to meet Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). Rodriguésia 69 (4): 1513-1527.

Younis, S., Weiland, C., Hoehndorf, R., Dressler, S., Hickler, T., Seeger, B., Schmidt, M. (2018). Taxon and trait recognition from digitized herbarium specimens using deep convolutional neural networks. Botany Letters 165 (3/4): 377-383. https://doi.org/10.1080/23818107.2018.1446357 [publ. 13 Mar 2018)

Hoehndorf, R., Weiland, C., Schmidt, M., Groom, Q., Gosline, G., Dressler, S., Hamann, T. (2018). The Flora Phenotype Ontology (FLOPO) and the FLOPO knowledge base. In: Thessen, A. E. [ed.]: Application of Semantic Technologies in Biodiversity Science. Studies on the Semantic Web, IOS Press/AKA Verlag. Pp. 105-117.

Dressler, S. (2018 Mar 30). Tetrameristaceae in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Disponible in: <http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/floradobrasil/FB88141>.

Dressler, S. (2017 Mar 30). Marcgraviaceae in Flora do Brasil 2020 em construção. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Disponible in: <http://reflora.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/floradobrasil/FB158>.

Dressler, S., Gregor, T., Hellwig, F.H., Korsch, H., Wesche, K., Wesenberg, J. Ritz, C. M. (2017). Comprehensive – and reliable – a new virtual herbarium of critical plant taxa in Germany. Plant Systematics and Evolution 303 (8): 1109-1113. Doi: 10.1007/s00606-017-1419-6 [publ. online 26 Apr 2017]

Schmidt, M., Zizka, A., Traoré, S., Ataholo, M., Chatelain, C., Daget, P., Dressler, S., Hahn, K., Kirchmair, I., Krohmer, J., Mbayngone, E., Müller, J. V., Nacoulma, B., Ouédraogo, A., Ouédraogo, O., Sambaré, O., Schumann, K., Wieringa, J., Zizka, G., Thiombiano, A. (2017). Diversity, distribution and preliminary conservation status of the flora of Burkina Faso. Phytotaxa 304 (1): 1-215. [monograph, publ. 18 Apr 2017]

Chartier, M., Dressler, S., Schönenberger, J., Rojas Mora, A., Sarthou, C., Wang, W., Jabbour, F. (2016). The evolution of afro-montane Delphinium (Ranunculaceae): morphospecies, phylogenetics and biogeography. Taxon 65 (6): 1313-1327. https://doi.org/10.12705/656.6

Paule, J., Gregor, T., Schmidt, M., Gerstner, E.-M., Dersch, G., Dressler, S., Wesche, K., Zizka, G. (2016). Chromosome numbers of the flora of Germany – a new online database of georeferenced chromosome counts and flow cytometric ploidy estimates. Plant Systematics and Evolution 303 (8): 1123-1129. Doi: 10.1007/s00606-016-1362-y [publ. online 9 Nov 2016]

Giraldo-Cañas, D., Dressler, S. (2016). Marcgraviaceae. In: Bernal, R., Gradstein, R., Celis, M. [eds.]: Catálogo de las plantas y líquenes de Colombia, vol. 2: 1580-1584. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá.

Barkworth, M. E., Watson, M., Barrie, F. R., Belyaeva, I. V., Chung, R. C. K., Dašková, J., Davidse, G., Dönmez, A. A., Doweld, A. B., Dressler, S., Flann, C., Gandhi, K., Geltman, D., Glen, H. F., Greuter, W., Head, M. J., Jahn, R., Janarthanam, M. K., Katinas, L., Kirk, P. M., Klazenga, N., Kusber, W.-H., Kvaček, J., Malécot, V., Mann, D. G., Marhold, K., Nagamasu, H., Nicolson, N., Paton, A., Patterson, D. J., Price, M. J., Prud’homme van Reine, W. F., Schneider, C. W., Sennikov, A., Smith, G. F., Stevens, P. F., Yang, Z.-L., Zhang, X.-C., Zuccarello, G .C. (2016). (276–279) Proposals to provide for registration of new names and nomenclatural acts. Taxon 65: 656-658. https://doi.org/10.12705/653.37

Gregor, T., Dressler, S., Nierbauer, K.-U., Zizka, G. (2016). Loss of plant species diversity in a rural German region – assessment on basis of a historical herbarium. Tuexenia 36: 191-204. Doi: 10.14471/2016.36.013

Zizka, A., Thiombiano, A., Dressler, S., Nacoulma, B. M. I., Ouédraogo, A., Ouédraogo, I., Ouédraogo, O., Zizka, G., Hahn, K., Schmidt, M. (2015). Traditional plant use in Burkina Faso (West Africa): a national-scale analysis with focus on traditional medicine. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:9. Doi:10.1186/1746-4269-11-9 [19 Feb 2015]

Schneider, J. V., Paule, J., Gitai, J., Dressler, S., Silva Gusmão, C. L., Benko-Iseppon, A. M. (2015). Divergent genome sizes reflect the infrafamilial subdivision of the neotropical woody Marcgraviaceae. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 177: 1-14.

Crespo, M. B., Pena-Martín, C., Becker, A. S., Dressler, S. (2015). Type designation for Cyclachaena xanthiifolia (Euphrosyne xanthiifolia) (Heliantheae, Asteraceae). Phytotaxa 197 (2): 132-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.197.2.6

Zizka, A., Thiombiano, A., Dressler, S., Nacoulma, B. M. I., Ouédraogo, A., Ouédraogo, I., Ouédraogo, O., Zizka, G., Hahn, K., Schmidt, M. (2015). The vascular plant diversity of Burkina Faso (West Africa) – a quantitative analysis and implications for conservation. Candollea 70: 9-20.

Dressler, S., Repplinger, M., Bayer, C. (2014). Linaceae. In: Kubitzki, K. [ed.]: The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants, vol. 11. Flowering Plants Eudicots Malpighiales. Pp. 237-246. Springer, Berlin etc.

Dressler, S., Schmidt, M., Zizka, G. (2014). Introducing African Plants – A Photo Guide – An interactive photo database and rapid identification tool for continental Africa. Taxon 63 (5): 1159-1161. [29 Oct 2014]

Dressler, S. (2014). Marcgraviaceae. In: Jørgensen, P. M., Nee, M. H., Beck, S. G. [eds.]: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de Bolivia (= Monographs in Systematic Botany 127), 1: 823-825. Missouri Botanical Garden Press. http://www.tropicos.org/Name/42000267?projectid=13

Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K., Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso. Boissiera 65. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Genève.

Li, Y., Dressler, S., Zhang, D., Renner, S. S. (2009). More Miocene dispersal between Africa and Asia – the case of Bridelia (Phyllanthaceae). Systematic Botany 34 (3): 521-529.

Lens, F., Dressler, S., Jansen, S., van Evelghem, L., Smets, E. (2005). Relationships within balsaminoid Ericales: a wood anatomical approach. American Journal of Botany 92 (6): 941-953.

Lens, F., Dressler, S., Vinckier, S., Janssens, S., Dessein, S., Van Evelghem, L., Smets, E. (2005). Palynological variation in balsaminoid Ericales. I. Marcgraviaceae. Annals of Botany 96: 1047-1060.

Tschapka, M., Dressler, S. (2002). Chiropterophily: On bat-flowers and flower bats. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, ser. 6, 19 (2): 114-125.

Dressler, S. (2001). Marcgraviaceae. In: Steyermark, J. A., Berry, P. E., Yatskievych, K., Holst, B. K. [eds.]: Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, vol. 6: 248-260.

Dressler, S. (1996). The genus Bridelia Willd. (Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia and Indochina – A regional revision. Blumea 41: 263-331.

Indra Starke-Ottich
Dr. Indra Starke-Ottich
Coordination, Botany, Vegetation science
Dipl.-Geogr. Dirk Bönsel
Botany, Vegetation science
Dipl.-Biol. Andreas Malten
Zoology
Portrait Fabian Schrauth, Masterkandidat Botanik
M. Sc. Fabian Etienne Schrauth
PhD student Biodiversity Mapping
Ben Weißmantel
Research Assistant for Biodiversity Mapping