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Professor of Botany

Burkhard Büdel

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Curriculum vitae:

  • 1986: Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) University of Marburg
  • 1986 – 1990: Postdoctoral Fellow University of Marburg
  • 1990 – 1994: Postdoctoral fellow with Otto L. Lange at University of Würzburg
  • 1992: Habilitation (Botany) University of Würzburg
  • 1994 – 1995: Heisenberg fellow of the DFG, Darmstadt University of Technology/Senckenberg Research Institute Frankfurt/Main
  • 1995 – 1997: Professor of Botany (lower plants) University of Rostock
  • since 1997: Professor of Botany , Department of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Head of the botany group

Major Research Interest:

Ecology and ecophysiology of pro- and eucaryotic algae and lichens; systematics, phylogeny and phylogeography of lichens and algae; diversity, ecology and ecophysiology of biological crusts and films on rocks and soils in arid and semiarid regions and microenvironments of the world; functional morphology and anatomy of lower plants.

Selected Recent Publications:

HACH, T., BÜDEL, B. und SCHWABE, A. (2005). Biologische Krusten in basenreichen Sand-Ökosystemen des Koelerion glaucae-Vegetationskomplex-es: taxonomische Struktur und Empfindlichkeit gegenüber mechanischen Störungen. Tuexenia, 25: 357-372.

KAUFF, F. and BÜDEL, B. (2005) Ascoma ontogeny and apothecial anatomy in the Gyalectaceae (Ostropales, Ascomycota) support the reestablishment of the Coenogoniaceae. The Bryologist 108: 272–281.

SCHULTZ, M. and BÜDEL, B. (2005). Phloeopeccania anemoides, a new lichen species from Baja California Sur and Sinaloa, Mexico. The Bryologist 108: 520-525.

LAKATOS, M., RASCHER, U. and Büdel, B. (2006). Functional characteristics of corticolous lichens in the understory of a tropical lowland forest. New Phytologist 172: 679-695.

T.Y. JAMES, F. KAUFF, C. SCHOCH, P. B. MATHENY, V. HOFSTETTER, C. J. COX, G. CELIO, C. GUIEDAN, E. FRAKER, J. MIADLIKOWSKA, T. LUM¬B¬¬SCH, A. RAUHUT, V. REEB, A. E. ARNOLD, A. AMTOFT, J. E. STAJICH, K. HOSAKA, G.-H. SUNG, D. JOHN¬SON, B. O’ROURKE, M. BINDER, J. M. CURTIS, J. C. SLOT, Z. WANG, A. W. WILSON, A. SCHÜßLER, J. E. LONGCORE, K. O’DONNELL, S. MOZLEY-STANDRIDGE, D. PORTER, P. M. LETCHER, M. J. POWELL, J. W. TAYLOR, M. M. WHITE, G. W. GRIFFITH, D. R. DAVIES, J. SUGIYAMA, A. Y. ROSSMAN, J. D. ROGERS, D. H. PFIS¬TER, D. HEWITT, K. HANSEN, S. HAMBLETON, R. A. SHOEMAKER, J. KOHLMEYER, B. VOLKMANN-KOHL¬MEYER, R. A. SPOTTS, M. SERDANI, P. W. CROUS, K. W. HUGHES, K. MATSUURA, E. LANGER, G. LANGER, W. A. UNTEREINER, R. LÜCKING, B. BÜDEL, D. M. GEISER, A. APTROOT, W. R. BUCK, M. S. COLE, P. DIEDERICH, C. PRINTZEN, I. SCHMITT, M. SCHULTZ, R. YAHR, A. ZAVARZIN, D. S. HIBBETT, F. LUTZONI, D. J. MC¬LAUGHLIN, J. W. SPATAFORA, R. VILGALYS (2006). Reconstructing the early evolution of the fungi using a six gene phylogeny. Nature 443: 818-822

Miadlikowska J, KAUFF F, Hofstetter V, Fraker E, Grube M, Hafellner J, Reeb V, Hodkinson BP, Kukwa M, Lücking R, Hestmark G, Garcia-Otalora M, RAUHUT A, BÜDEL B, Scheidegger C, Timdal E, Stenroos S, Brodo I, Perlmutter GB, Ertz D, Diederich P, Lendemer JC, Tripp E, Yahr R, May P, Gueidan C, Spatafora JW, Schoch C, Arnold AE, Robertson C, Lutzoni F. 2006. New insights into classification and evolution of the Lecanoromycetes (Pezizomycotina, Ascomycota) from phylogenetic analyses of three ribosomal RNA- and two protein-coding genes. Mycologia 98: 1088-1103.

Spatafora JW, Sung Gi-Ho, Johnson D, Hesse C, O'rourke B, Serdani M, Spotts R, Lutzoni F, Hofstetter V, Miadlikowska J, Reeb V, Gueidan C, Fraker E, Lumbsch T, Lücking R, Schmitt I, Hosaka K, Aptroot A, Roux C, Miller AN, Geiser DM, Hafellner J, Hestmark G, Arnold AE, BÜDEL B, RAUHUT A, Hewitt D, Untereiner WA, Cole MS, Scheidegger C, Schultz M, Sipman H, Schoch C. (2006) A five-gene phylogeny of Pezizomycotina. Mycologia 98(6): 1018-1028.

WEBER, B., SCHERR, C., REICHENBERGER, H., and BÜDEL, B. (2007) Reactivation by high air humidity and photosynthetic performance of alpine lichens growing endolithically in limestone. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 39(2): 309-317.

DOJANI, S., LAKATOS, M., RASCHER, U., WANEK, W., LÜTTGE, U., and BÜDEL, B. (2007). Nitrogen input by cyanobacterial biofilms of an inselberg into a tropical rainforest in French Guiana. Flora 202: 521-529.

BÜDEL, B. und MOLLENHAUER, D. (2007). Felsen aus denen es tropft und wächst – Der Travertinfels im Naturdenkmal „Unterer Klingelbachgraben“. Spessart (7): 12-16.

BÜDEL, B. (2007) Otto Ludwig Lange 80 years - Eco-physiology - the key to understanding the function and distribution patterns of plants and lichens. Flora 202: 590-607.

MICHL, T., HUCK, S., HAASE, P., and BÜDEL, B. (2007). Genetic differen¬tiation among populations of Cicerbita alpina (L.) Wallroth (Asteraceae in the Western Alps. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 62c:747-756.

WEBER, B., OLEHOWSKI, C., KNERR, T., HILL, J., DEUTSCHEWITZ, K., WESSELS, D.C.J., EITEL, B. and BÜDEL, B. (2008). A new approach for mapping of Biological Soil Crusts in semidesert areas with hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(5): 2187-2201.

BÜDEL, B. and VESTE, M. (2008). Biological crusts. In: Sand Dune Ecosystems in the Negev-Desert. BREC¬KLE, S. and YAIR, A. (eds.). Ecological Studies, Springer Verlag, p. 149-155.

SCHULTZ, M. and BÜDEL, B. (2008). Phloeopeccania. In: NASH, T.H. III, GRIES, C., and BUNGARTZ, F. (Eds.): Lichen Flora of the greater Sonoran Desert; volume 3. Lichens unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, p. 271-273.

BÜDEL, B., RAUHUT, A. and SCHULTZ, M. (2007) Peltula. In: NASH III, T.H., GRIES, C., and BUNGARTZ, F. (eds.), Lichen Flora of the Greater Sonoran Desert Region, Vol. 3. Lichens Unlimited, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, p. 388-389.

FRIEDL, T. and BÜDEL, B. (2008) Chapter 2. Photobionts. In NASH, T. H. III. (ed.), Lichen Biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 9-26.

BÜDEL, B., SCHEIDEGGER, C. (2008). Chapter 4. Thallus morphology and anatomy. In NASH, T. H. III. (ed.), Lichen Biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 40-68.

BÜDEL, B., BENDIX, J., BICKER, F., and GREEN, T.G.A. (2008). Dewfall as a water source frequently activates the endolithic cyanobacterial communities in the granites of Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Journal of Phycology 44: 1415-1424.

KLUGE, M. and BÜDEL, B. (2008). Inselbergs: Vegetation, diversity, and ecology. In: International Commission on Tropical Biology and Natural Resources. KLEBER DEL CLARO et al. (eds.); Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), developed under the auspieces of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK [http://www.eolss.net].

BÜDEL, B., DARIENKO, T., DEUTSCHEWITZ, K., DOJANI, S., FRIEDL, T., MOHR, K. I, SALISCH, M., REISSER, W., and WEBER, B. (2009). Southern African biological soil crusts are ubiquitous and highly diverse in drylands, being restricted by rainfall frequency. Microbial Ecology 57: 229-247.

ZECH, H. und BÜDEL, B. (2009). Die „Weißen Steine“ bei Lohr am Main: eine weiße Blockhalde aus Buntsandstein. Spessart (2): 3-7.

SCHOCH, C.L., SUNG, G.H., LÓPEZ-GIRÁLDEZ, F., TOWNSEND, J.P., MIADLIKOWSKA, J., HOFSTETTER, V., ROBBERTSE, B., MATHENY, P.B., KAUFF, F., WANG, Z., GUEIDAN, C., ANDRIE, R.M., TRIPPE, K., CIUFETTI, L.M., WYNNS, A., FRAKER, E., HODKINSON, B.P., BONITO, G., YAHR, R., GROENEWALD, J.Z., ARZANLOU, M., DE HOOG, G.S., CROUS, P.W., HEWITT, D., PFISTER, D.H., PETERSON, K., GRYZENHOUT, M., WINGFIELD, M.J., APTROOT, A., SUH, S.-O., BLACKWELL, M., HILLIS, D.M., GRIFFITH, G.W., CASTLEBURY, L.A., ROSSMAN, A.Y., LUMBSCH, H.T., LÜCKING, R., BÜDEL, B., RAUHUT, A., DIEDERICH, P., ERTZ, D., GEISER, D.M., HOSAKA, K., INDERBITZIN, P., KOHLMEYER, J., VOLKMANN-KOHLMEYER, B., MOSTERT, L., O’DONNELL, K., SIPMAN, H., ROGERS, J.D., SHOEMAKER, R.A., SUGIYAMA, J., SUMMERBELL, R.C., UNTEREINER, W., JOHNSTON, P., STENROOS, S., ZUCCARO, A., DYER, P., CRITTENDEN, P., COLE, M.S., HANSEN, K., TRAPPE, J.M., LUTZONI, F., and SPATAFORA, J.W. (2009). The Ascomycota Tree of Life: A Phylum-wide Phylogeny Clarifies the Origin and Evolution of Fundamental Reproductive and Ecological Traits. Systematic Biology 58(2): 224-239

BÜDEL, B. (2009). Funktion von Flechten in biologischen Krusten: Wüstenböden und tropische Inselberge. In: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ed.) Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie (Ökologische Rolle der Flechten) 36: 67-81.

ELBERT, W., WEBER, B., BÜDEL, B., ANDREAE, M.O., and Pöschl, U. (2009). Microbiotic crusts on soil, rock and plants: neglected major players in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen? Biogeosciences Discussion 6: 6938-7015.

 

BÜDEL, B., SCHULZ, B., REICHENBERGER, H., BICKER, F., and GREEN, T.G.A. (2009). Cryptoendolithic cyanobacteria from calcite marble rock ridges, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Algological Studies 129: 61-69.

MOLLENHAUER, D., BÜDEL, B., HÖXTERMANN, E., and WISSEMANN, V. (2009). Gregor Krauss (1841-1915) – versatile botanist from Lower Franconia. Annals of the History and Philosophy of Biology, 12: 155-172.

HUCK, S., BÜDEL, B., KADEREIT, J., and PRINTZEN, C. (2009). Range-wide phylogeography of the European temperate-montane herbaceous plant Meum athamanticum Jacq.: evidence for periglacial persistence. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1588-1599.

LÜTTGE, U. and BÜDEL, B. (2010) Resurrection kinetics of photosynthesis in desiccation tolerant aerophilic green algae (Chlorophyta) on the bark of trees. Plant Biology 12: 437-444.