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PD Dr. Andreas Beck

PD Dr. Andreas Beck

Senior Curator of Lichens and Bryophytes

Contact

Botanische Staatssammlung München
Menzinger Straße 67
80638 München
Germany

Room: 233, 2nd floor
Phone: +49 89 17861-266
Fax: +49 89 17861-193

Website: https://bsm.snsb.de/sektion-mitarbeiter/andreas-beck/

Publications

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Research interests

Research emphasis is the systematics of and coevolution between the algal and fungal partners of lichen associations. To investigate these relationships ecological and evolutionary aspects are considered, employing molecular, morphological and physiological techniques. Lichen resynthesis experiments are conducted to compare the results obtained in the field with those using standardized laboratory conditions.

 Current projects

  • Photobiont distribution in lichens (especially Lecanoromycetes)
  • Phylogenetic analysis of lichen photobionts
  • Interaction of microcolonial fungi with lichen algae
  • Lichen response to climate change
  • Lichen genomics
  • Lichen metabolomics (in cooperation with Prof. W. Eisenreich, TUM)