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Main Research Issues

Geobotany is a biological discipline which analyzes, typifies and classifies single plant species and plant societies growing in their natural habitats. The main issue of geobotanical research is thus the vegetation which is composed of the various plant societies. As the latter determine the ecosystems of the geobiosphere in its essentials, geobotany is also a significant key discipline of ecosystem research, which is increasingly gaining more importance in the round of the life sciences.

The Institute of Geobotany focusses on the following main research issues: