Dr. Tilo Henning

+49 30 838 50200
+49 30 838-4 50200
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8



Born 1979 in Berlin, unwed, four children

  • 2014, 2018 Fieldstudies in Peru on the flora of relict forests and the diversity of Gynoxys
  • Since 2012 researcher at the BGBM
  • 2007-2012 PhD study at the Fu-Berlin (Thesis: Systematics and floral ecology of Nasa and its allies)
    • 2008 Field study on the floral ecology of Loasaceae in North Peru (DAAD-grant)
    • 2007-2010 PhD scholarship: “Else Neumann-Stipendium” (former NaFöG)
  • 2000-2006 Study of biology at the FU-Berlin
    • 2001, 2003, 2005 Fieldwork in Peru, studies on the flora of Peru, pollination ecology of Loasaceae and sustainability-studies on Krameria
    • 2005 Dendrochronological studies on Juniperus in the Nanhuta Shan Mountains in Taiwan
  • Cybertaxonomy and biodiversity informatics
  • Taxonomy and systematics of Loasaceae
  • Flora and biogeography of the Neotropics
  • Ecology and evolution of plant pollinator interactions
  • Evolution of flower morphology and floral function

Campanula project - Development of a subject indexing system for collections of the north hemispherical flowering plant genus Campanula

Subject indexing of collections plays a key role in biodiversity research. In an exemplary way a subject indexing system will be realised for collections of Campanula (bell flowers), which is one of the species-richest flowering plant genera. Based on existing software components of the EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy, the subject indexing system will combine three functionalities: data repository, editor and information portal. The integration of heterogeneous collection types (e.g. herbarium specimens, texts, images, primary data) is of particular significance. An annotation system will facilitate the subject indexing and the convenient generating and editing of metadata. The linkage of collection information will accelerate the research process, facilitate the reproducibility of results and at the same time enhance collections. The planned pilot project will profit from synergies with existing focal areas of research (Diversity of Europe and the Mediterranean area; Evolution and biodiversity of the flowering plant order Asterales) at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM) as well as at the Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences (DCPS). There, research data and materials are being produced or are already available in considerable quantities. The proposed subject indexing system for collections will be made available in a way that it provides an important contribution to the current establishment of the information infrastructure of national and international biodiversity research.
Funded by the DFG (DFG Programme - Library Services and Information)