Research group

Prof. Dr. Steven Jansen


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

Dr. Jürgen R. Hoppe

scientific staff

Room number N25/5109
Telefon +49 (0)731/50-23312
Telefax +49 (0)731/50-23320


Andrea Huppenberger

Lab manager

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


Dr. Scott McAdam

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


Interests: stomata, evolution, hormones, xylem


Dr. Min Wu


Interests: root anatomy and physiology, xylem embolism resistance of roots

Ya Zhang


Interests: pit membrane ultrastructure and porosity, xylem embolism resistance

Lucian Kaack


Interests: origin and location of lipids in tracheary elements of xylem, pit membrane structure

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

Clara García Sánchez

  • Room number M24/565
  • Telephone +49 (0)731/50-23317
  • Telefax +49 (0)731/50-23320



Interests: embolism resistance of xylem