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Dr. Anne Kathrina Gruber

Research Group Cuba and the Caribbean
Research Assistant, Cuba and Caribbean Research Group
Anne Kathrina Gruber
+49 30 838 50115
+49 30 838-4 50115
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8


Dendroflora of El Salvador


  • Studies of Biology (and History), FU Berlin. Aditional studies of quantification methods of secondary plant substances, Univ. Gießen.
  • Head of Project “Botanical insecticides from the neem-tree, Azadirachta indica A.Juss” Nicaragua (1986-1995).
  • Doctorate with a “Nafög” grant: “Wachstum, Fruchtertrag und Azadirachtingehalt der Samen von Azadirachta indica A.Juss. auf verschiedenen Standorten in Nicaragua” (“Growth, fruit-yield and content of azadirachtin in the seeds of Azadirachta indica A.Juss. on various sites in Nicaragua”) (1991).
  • Studies of ecosystems in coffee plantations, management of fruit plantations and of a small industrial enterprise (I.O.S.A.) for botanical insecticides from the neem-tree in Nicaragua (1996-2004).
  • Scientific assistant to Dendroflora of El Salvador project (Prof. Dr. W. Berendsohn), Botanic Garden and Botanic Museum, Berlin (since 2005).

Gruber, A. K. 1991. Wachstum, Fruchtertrag und Azadirachtingehalt der Samen von Azadirachta indica A.Juss. auf verschiedenen Standorten in Nicaragua. Diss., Berlin.


  • Flora and vegetation of Central America, particularly agro- and dendroflora
  • Applied plant physiology, particularly for the control of dammaging insects


  • Dendroflora of El Salvador

Book chapters and monographs (published and in press)

  • Berendsohn, W. G., Gruber, A. K., Rodríguez Delcid, D. & Olmedo Galán, P. 2016. Nova Silva Cuscatlanica. Árboles nativos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 3: Angiospermae - Familias R a Z y Gymnospermae. Englera 29(3): 1-356.
  • Berendsohn, W. G., Gruber, A. K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. 2012. Nova Silva Cuscatlanica. Árboles nativos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 2: Angiospermae - Familias M a P y Pteridophyta. Englera 29(2): 1 300.
  • Berendsohn, W. G., Gruber, A. K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. 2009: Nova Silva Cuscatlanica. Árboles nativos e introducidos de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae – Familias A a L. – Englera 29(1): 1-438.

Journals, not peer reviewed

  • Gruber, A. K. & Valdix, J. K. 2003. Control de Atta spp. con prácticas agrícolas e insecticidas botánicos. – Manejo Integrado de Plagas y Agroecología (Costa Rica) 67: 87-90. 
  • Gruber, A. K. 1992. Biología y ecología del árbol de Nim (Azadirachta indica A.Juss.): Extracción, medición, toxicidad y potencial de crear resistencia. Memoria del IV congreso internacional de manejo integrado de plagas 20-24 de Abril 1992, Honduras. – Ceiba 33(1), Parte B: 249-256.

Other publications

  • Gruber, A. K. 2004. Neem as a source of semiochemicals against several insect pests. – Proceedings of the international workshop on semiochemicals and microbial antagonists: Their role in integrated pest management in Latin America, Turrialba, Costa Rica: 51-52.
  • Gruber, A. K. 1996. Cultivation and use of Neem (Azadirachta indica A.Juss) in Central America. – Proceedings of the 1st conference on fruit production in the tropics and subtropics, Berlin Sept. 19-21: 36-38.