Systematics, taxonomy, phylogeny, and developmental biology

Research focuses on (i) macro- and micromorphological, ultrastructural, chemical, genetical, and environmental characters; (ii) molecular phylogenies to investigate historical patterns of diversification in fungi, and to reconstruct basal relationships and relationships on higher levels, (iii) evolutionary optimization strategies involved in basidioma development of Agaricomycetes, with special emphasises on hymenophore architectures; (iv) maintenance and expansion of the Mycological Collection (IB).