Research group

Prof. Dr. Steven Jansen


Interests: functional plant morphology, comparative wood anatomy, plant water transport, drought-induced tree mortality, aluminium accumulation in plants

Andrea Huppenberger

Lab manager

  • Room number M25/5307
  • Telephone +49 (0)731/50-23330
  • Telefax +49 (0)731/50-23320


Clara García Sánchez

  • Room number N25/5101
  • Telephone +49 (0)731/50-23309
  • Telefax +49 (0)731/50-23320



Interests: embolism resistance of xylem

Dr. Luciano Pereira


Interests: plant water transport, xylem embolism resistance, drought resistance, plant pneumatics

Lucian Kaack


Interests: significance and mechanisms of embolisms spreading in xylem, pit membrane structure and function, xylem architecture, origin and location of lipids in tracheary elements of xylem

Cora Carmesin


Interests: functional morphology of pit membranes, xylem sap lipids;  trap mechanism of Genlisea (Lentibulariaceae); plant taxonomy; development of learning concepts for biology lessons at the secondary school

Luciano de Melo Silva

  • Room number N25/5113
  • Telephone +49 (0)731/50-23316
  • Telefax +49 (0)731/50-23320


Interests: plant physiology, plant water transport, xylem embolism resistance, embolisms spreading in xylem, drought resistance

Swetlana Kreinert

Room number M25/5303
Telephone +49 (0)731/50-23326
Telefax +49 (0)731/50-23320

Interests: plant physiology, water transport and embolism resistance in plants, response of plants to climate change