Local Publications Relating to the Garden


Eisenschmid K, Jabbusch S, Koch MA (2023) Evolutionary footprints of cold adaptation in arctic-alpine Cochlearia (Brassicaceae) – Evidence from freezing experiments and electrolyte leakage. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 59, 125728.

German DA, Hendriks KP, Koch MA, Lens F, Lysak MA, Bailey CD, Mummenhoff K, Al-Shehbaz IA (2023) An updated classification of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). PhytoKeys 220, 127–144.

Hartmann SC, Keppler F, Greule M, Lauer R, Horst A (2023). Triple-element stable isotope analysis of chloromethane emitted by royal fern and degraded by club moss. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 128, e2022JG007256.

Hendriks KP, Kiefer C, Al-Shehbaz IA, Bailey CD, Hooft van Huysduynen A, Nikolov LA, Nauheimer L, Zuntini AR, German DA, Franzke A, Koch MA, Lysak MA, Toro-Núñez O, Özüdoğru B, Invernón VR, Walden N, Maurin O, Hay NM, Shushkov P, Mandáková T, Schranz ME, Thulin M, Windham MD, Rešetnik I, Španiel S, Ly E, Pires JC, Harkess A, Neuffer B, Vogt R, Bräuchler C, Rainer H, Janssens SB, Schmull M, Forrest A, Guggisberg A, Zmarzty S, Lepschi BJ, Scarlett N, Stauffer FW, Schönberger I, Heenan P, Baker WJ, Forest F, Mummenhoff K, Lens F (2023). Global
Brassicaceae phylogeny based on filtering of 1,000-gene dataset. Current Biology 33, 4052–4068.

Kiefer C, Ruiz Duarte P, Schmickl R, Koch MA (2023) The spatio-temporal diversification of SRK alleles in an Arabidopsis polyploid hybrid and introgression zone. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 61, 125760.

Stein RE, Luque-Fernández CR, Kiefer C, Möbus J, Pauca-Tanco GA, Jabbusch S, Harpke D, Bechteler J, Quandt D, Villasante, Koch MA (2023) Climate-driven past and present interspecies gene flow may have contributed to shape microscale adaptation capacity in Tillandsia lomas in hyperarid south American desert systems. Global and Planetary Change 230, 104258.


Fassou G, Korotkova N, Nersesyan A, Koch MA, Dimopoulos P, Borsch T (2022) Taxonomy of Dianthus (Caryophyllaceae) – overall phylogenetic relationships and assessment of species diversity based on a first comprehensive checklist of the genus. PhytoKeys 196, 91–214.

Koch MA, Karl R, Al-Shehbaz IA (2022) The new tribe Fourraeeae (Brassicaceae) and two Moroccan Arabis species transferred to the new genus Hurkaea. Phytotaxa 543, 41–50.

Koch MA,  Kiefer C, Möbus J, Quandt D, Merklinger F, Harpke D, Villasante Benavides F (2022) Range expansion and contraction of Tillandsia landbeckii lomas in the hyperarid Chilean Atacama Desert indicates ancient introgression and geneflow. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics  56, 125689.

Ru Y, Mandáková TM, Lysak MA, Koch MA (2022) The evolutionary history of Cardamine bulbifera shows a successful rapid postglacial Eurasian range expansion in the absence of sexual reproduction. Annals of Botany 130, 245–263.


Bleilevens J, Koch MA., Lorenz R (2021) Neue Beobachtungen intermediärer Waldhyazinthen in Europa mit Anmerkungen zu deren historischen Namen. Journal Europäischer Orchideen 53, 301–329.

Erbar C, Leins P (2021) Style diversity in Asteraceae: morphology, anatomy, phylogeny, and function. Bibliotheca Botanica 163, 1–260.

Erbar C & Leins P (2021) Das intelligente Spiel mit Zufällen und Auslese. Heidelberger Jahrbücher Online 6,  65–113.

Haynold B, Bleilevens J, Koch MA, Widmer A, Lorenz R, Maier H (2021) Underexplored and overlooked intermediate morphotypes of European Platanthera, a critical re-evaluation. Journal Europäischer Orchideen 53, 81–88.

Hendriks KP, Mandáková T , Hay NM, Ly E, Hooft van Huysduynen A, Tamrakar R, Thomas SK, Toro-Núñez O, Pires JC, Nikolov LA, Koch MA, Windham MD, Lysak MA, Forest F, Mummenhoff K, Baker WJ, Lens F, Bailey CD (2021) The best of both worlds: Combining lineage-specific and universal bait sets in target-enrichment hybridization reactions. Applications in Plant Sciences 9, e11438.

Koch MA, Winizuk A, Banzhaf P, Reichardt J (2021) Impact of climate change on the success of population support management and plant reintroduction at steep, exposed limestone outcrops in the German Swabian Jura. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 53, 125643.

Möbus J, Kiefer C, Quandt D, Barfuss M, Koch MA (2021) Setting the evolutionary timeline: Tillandsia landbeckii in the Chilean Atacama Desert. Plant Systematics and Evolution 307, 39.

Villasante Benavides F, Pauca‑Tanco GA, Luque‑Fernández CR, del Pilar Quispe‑Turpo J, Villegas Paredes LN, Siegmund A, Koch MA (2021) Distribution patterns, ecological niche and conservation status of endemic Tillandsia purpurea along the Peruvian coast. Plant Systematics and Evolution 307, 52.

Wolf E, Gaquerel E, Scharmann M, Yant L, Koch MA (2021) Evolutionary footprints of a cold relic in a rapidly warming world. eLife 10, e71572.


Aydın ZU, Koch MA, Dönmez AA  (2020) A new variety of Dianthus anatolicus (Caryophyllaceae) from Turkey based on morphology and AFLP data. Annales Botanici Fennici 58, 19–26.

Borsch et. al (2020) A complete digitization of German herbaria is possible, sensible and should be started now. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6, e50675.

Bratzel F, Heller S, Cyrannek N, Paule J, Leme EMC, Loreth A, Nowotny A, Kiefer M, Till W, Barfuss MHJ, Lexer C, Koch MA, Zizka G (2020) The low-copy nuclear gene Agt1 as a novel DNA barcoding marker for Bromeliaceae. BMC Plant Biology 20, 111.

Erbar C (2020) Pelucha trifida – a case study in Asteraceae-Asteroideae on the value of stylar characters analysed in detail. Plant Diversity and Evolution 132, 57–86.

Erbar C, Leins P (2020) Entwicklungen in der Entwicklung – Fortwährende Veränderungen im Fluss der Organismenwelt. Heidelberger Jahrbücher Online 5, 1–45.

Koch MA, Möbus J, Klöcker CA, Lippert S, Ruppert L, Kiefer C (2020) The Quaternary evolutionary history of Bristol rock cress (Arabis scabra, Brassicaceae), a Mediterranean element with an outpost in the north-western Atlantic region. Annals of Botany 126, 103–118.

Koch MA, Stock C, Kleinpeter D, Camilo del Río C, Osses P, Merklinger FF, Quandt D, Siegmund A (2020) Vegetation growth and landscape genetics of Tillandsia lomas at their dry limits in the Atacama Desert show fine‐scale response to environmental parameters. Ecology & Evolution 10, 13260–13274.

Merklinger FF, Zheng Y, Luebert F, Harpke D, Böhnert T, Stoll A, Koch MA, Blattner FR, Wiehe T, Quandt D (2020) Population genomics of Tillandsia landbeckii reveals unbalanced genetic diversity and founder effects in the Atacama Desert. Global and Planetary Change 184, 103076.

Walden N, German DA, Wolf EM, Kiefer M, Rigault P, Huang X-C, Kiefer C , Schmickl R, Franzke A, Neuffer B, Mummenhoff K, Koch MA (2020) Nested whole-genome duplications coincide with diversification and high morphological disparity in Brassicaceae. ‎Nature Communications 11, 3795.

Ru Y, Schulz R, Koch MA (2020) Successful without sex – the enigmatic biology and evolutionary origin of coralroot bittercress (Cardamine bulbifera, Brassicaceae). Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 46, 125557.


Erbar C,  Leins P (2019) Ästhetische Ökonomie in der Gestalt der Pflanzen. Heidelberger Jahrbücher Online 4, 39–90.

Hermida Carrera C, Fares M, Font-Carrascosa M, Kapralov M, Koch MA, Torres AM, Molins A, Ribas-Carbo M, Rocha J, Galmés J (accepted) Exploring molecular evolution of Rubisco in C3 and CAM Orchidaceae and Bromeliaceae. BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Huang XC, German DA, Koch MA (2019) Temporal patterns of diversification in Brassicaceae demonstrate decoupling of rate shifts and mesopolyploidization events. Annals of Botany, doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz123.

Kiefer C, Willing E-M, Jiao W-B, Sun H, Piednoël M, Hümann U, Hartwig B, Koch MA, Schneeberger K (2019) Interspecies association mapping links reduced CG to TG substitution rates to the loss of gene-body methylation. Nature Plants 5, 846–855.

Koch MA, Kleinpeter D, Auer E, Siegmund A, del Rio C, Osses P, Juan-Luis García JL, Maria V, Marzol MV, Zizka G, Kiefer C (2019) Living at the dry limits: ecological genetics of Tillandsia landbeckii lomas in the Chilean Atacama Desert. Plant Systematics and Evolution, DOI: 10.1007/s00606-019-01623-0.

Koch MA, Lemmel C (2019) Zahora, a new monotypic genus from tribe Brassiceae (Brassicaceae) endemic to the Moroccan Sahara. PhytoKeys 135, 119–131.

Rizzo P, Altschmied L, Stark P, Rutten, T, Gündel A, Scharfenberg S, Franke K, Bäumlein H, Wessjohann L, Koch MA,  Borisjuk L, Sharbel TF (2019) Discovery of key regulators of dark glands development and hypericin biosynthesis in St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum). Plant Biotechnology Journal 17, 2299–2312.

Thiv M, Koch MA, Wörz A (2019) Aktuelle Studien zur Pflanzen-Biodiversität in Baden-Württemberg – eine Brücke zwischen Forschung und Naturschutz. Naturschutz und Landschaftpflege Baden-Württemberg 79, 27–39.

Zühl L, Volkert C, Ibberson D, Schmidt A. (2019) Differential activity of F-box genes and E3 ligases marks Boechera sexual versus apomictic germline specification. Journal of Experimental Botany 70, 5643–5657.


Jaeger N, Besaury L, Röhling AN, Koch F, Delort A-M, Gasc C, Greule M, Kolb S, Nadalig T, Peyret P, Vuilleumier S, Amato P, Bringel F, Keppler F (2018) Chloromethane formation and degradation in the fern phyllosphere. Science of the Total Environment 634, 1278–1287.

Koch MA, German DA, Kiefer M, Franzke A (2018) Database Taxonomics as Key to Modern Plant Biology. Trends in Plant Science 23, 4–6.


Dönmez AA, Uğurlu Aydin Z, Koch MA (2017) Aubrieta al-shehbazii (Brassicaceae), a new species from Central Turkey. PhytoTaxa 299, 103–110.

Erbar C, Heiler A, Leins P (2017) Nectaries in fly-deceptive pitcher-trap blossoms of Aristolochia. Flora 232, 128–141.

Franzke A, Sharif Samani B-R, Barbara Neuffer B, Mummenhoff K, Hurka H (2017) Molecular evidence in Diplotaxis (Brassicaceae) suggests a Quaternary origin of the Capeverdean flora. Plant Systematics and Evolution 303, 467–479.

German D, Koch MA (2017) Eutrema salsugineum (Cruciferae) new to Mexico: a surprising generic record for the flora of Middle America. PhytoKeys 76, 13–21.

Guo X, Liu J, Hao G, Zhang L, Mao K, Wang X, Zhang D, Ma T, Hu Q, Al-Shehbaz IA, Koch MA (2017) Plastome phylogeny and early diversification of Brassicaceae. BMC Genomics 18, 176.

Hohmann N, Koch MA (2017) An Arabidopsis introgression zone studied at high spatio-temporal resolution: interglacial and multiple genetic contact exemplified using whole nuclear and plastid genomes. BMC Genomics 18, 810.

Jiao W-B, Garcia Accinelli G, Benjamin Hartwig B, Kiefer C, Baker D, Severing E, Willing E-M, Piednoe M, Woetzel S, Madrid-Herrero E, Huettel B, Hümann U, Reinhard R, Koch MA, Swan D, Clavijo B, Coupland G, Schneeberger K (2017) Improving and correcting the contiguity of long-read genome assemblies of three plant species using optical mapping and chromosome conformation capture data. Genome Research, doi: 10.1101/gr.213652.116.

Kiefer C, Severing E, Karl R, Bergonzi S,  Koch M, Tresch A, Coupland G (2017) Divergence of annual and perennial species in the Brassicaceae and the contribution of cis-acting variation at FLC orthologues. Molecular Ecology, 26, 3437–3457.

Koch MA, Bani B, German D, Xiao-Chen, Huang X-C (2017) Phylogenetics, phylogeography and vicariance of polyphyletic Grammosciadium (Apiaceae: Careae) in Anatolia. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 185, 168–188.

Koch MA, Grosser J (2017) East Asian Arabis species (Brassicaceae) exemplify past hybridization and subsequent emergence of three main evolutionary lineages in East Asia, America and the amphi-Beringian region. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 184, 224–237.

Koch MA, Michling F, Walther A, Huang X-C, Tewes L, Müller C (2017) Early-Mid Pleistocene genetic differentiation and range expansions as exemplified by invasive Eurasian Bunias orientalis (Brassicaceae) indicates the Caucasus as key region. Scientific Reports 7, 16764.

Leins P & Erbar C (2017) Bäume und Sträucher in Herbst und Winter erkennen. Bebilderte Steckbriefe, Wissenswertes zu Namen, Mythologie und Verwendung. 2. Aufl., Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.

Scheriau CL, Nuerk NM, Sharbel TF, Koch MA (2017) Cryptic gene pools in the Hypericum perforatumH. maculatum complex: diploid persistence versus trapped polyploid melting. Annals of Botany 120, 955–966.

Tewes LJ, Michling F, Koch MA, Müller C (2017) Intracontinental plant invader shows matching genetic and chemical profiles and might benefit from high defence variation within populations. Journal of Ecology, doi 10.1111/1365-2745.12869.


Bani B, Ulusoy F, Karakaya MA, Koch MA (2016) Taxonomic implications from morphological and anatomical studies in the section Stenodiptera from the genus Grammosciadium (Apiaceae). PhytoKeys 68, 73–89.

Betzin A, Thiv M, Koch MA (2016) Diversity hotspots of the laurel forest on Tenerife, Canary Islands: a phylogeographic study of Laurus and Ixanthus. Annals of Botany 118, 495–510.

Erbar C, Leins P (2016) Styles and new stigma characters in Mutisieae s.str. (Asteraceae-Mutisioideae) in comparison with genera of traditionally circumscribed Mutisieae. Plant Diversity and Evolution 131, 363–393.

Franzke A, Koch MA, Mummenhoff K (2016) Turnip Time Travels: Age Estimates in Brassicaceae. Trends in Plant Sciences 21, 554–561.

Gonneau C, Noret N, Godé C, Kitt J, Sirguey C, Sterckeman T, Koch MA, Pauwels M (2016) Design and validation of sixteen single nucleotide polymorphism to investigate plastid DNA sequence variation in Noccaea caerulescens (Brassicaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources doi:10.1007/s12686-016-0622-z.

Hämmerle M, Höfle B (2016) Direct derivation of maize plant and crop height from low-cost time-of-flight camera measurements. Plant Methods 12:50, doi: 10.1186/s13007-016-0150-6.

Koch MA, Karl R, German DA (2016) Underexplored biodiversity of Eastern Mediterranean biota: systematics and evolutionary history of the genus Aubrieta (Brassicaceae). Annals of Botany 119, 39–57.

Koch MA, Meyer N., Engelhardt M, Thiv M, Bernhardt K-G, Michling F (2016) Morphological and genetic variation of highly endangered Bromus species and the status of these Neolithic weeds in Central Europe. Plant Systematics and Evolution 302, 515–525.

Leins P, Erbar C (2016) Bäume und Sträucher in Herbst und Winter erkennen. Bebilderte Steckbriefe, Wissenswertes zu Namen, Mythologie und Verwendung. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart.

Novikova PY, Hohmann N, Nizhynska V, Tsuchimatsu T, Ali J, Muir G, Guggisberg A, Paape T, Schmid K, Fedorenko O, Holm S, Säll T, Schlötterer C, Marhold K, Widmer A, Sese J, Shimizu KK, Weigel D, Krämer U, Koch MA, Nordborg M (2016) Sequencing of the genus Arabidopsis identifies a complex history of nonbifurcating speciation and abundant trans-specific polymorphism. Nature Genetics 48, 1077–1108.

Olsen CE, Huang XC, Hansen CI, Cipollini D, Ørgaard M, Matthes A, Geu-Flores F, Koch MA, Agerbirk N (2016) Glucosinolate diversity within a phylogenetic framework of the tribe Cardamineae (Brassicaceae) unraveled with HPLC-MS/MS and NMR-based analytical distinction of 70 desulfoglucosinolates. Phytochemistry 132, 33–56.

Salariato DL, Zuloaga FO, Franzke A,  Mummenhoff K, Al-Shehbaz IA (2016) Diversification patterns in the CES clade (Brassicaceae tribes Cremolobeae, Eudemeae, Schizopetaleae) in Andean South America. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 181, 543–566.

Zhao Y, Yan X, Muir G, Dai Q, Koch MA, Fu C (2016). Incongruent range dynamics between co‐occurring Asian temperate tree species facilitated by life history traits. Ecology and Evolution 6, 2346–2358.


Bani B, Koch MA (2015) A new subspecies of Grammosciadium macrodon Boiss. (Apiaceae) from Turkey. Phytotaxa 224: 267–275.

Erbar C (2015) Bi- to Multi-Seriate Stylar Hairs in Eremothamneae, Oldenburgieae, Stifftieae, and Wunderlichieae (Asteraceae). Systematic Botany 40, 1144–1158.

Erbar C., Leins P (2015) Cuticular patterns on stylar hairs in Asteraceae – a new micromorphological feature. International Journal of Plant Science 176, 269–284.

Erbar C., Leins P (2015) Diversity of styles and mechanisms of secondary pollen presentation in basal Compositae – new insights in phylogeny and function. Flora 217, 109–130.

Hohmann N, Wolf E, Lysak M, Koch MA (2015) A Time-Calibrated Road Map of Brassicaceae Species Radiation and Evolutionary History. The Plant Cell 27, 2770–2784.

Huang C-H, Sun R, Hu Y, Zeng L, Zhang N, Cai L, Zhang Q, Koch MA, Al-Shehbaz I, Edger P, Pires JC, Tan D-Y, Zhong Y, Ma H (2015) Resolution of Brassicaceae phylogeny using nuclear genes uncovers nested radiations and supports convergent morphological evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 33, 394–412.

Kondraskov P, Schütz, Schüßler C, Menezes de Sequeira, Santos Guerra A, Juli Caujapé-Castells J, Jaén-Molina R, Marrero-Rodríguez Á, Koch MA, Linder P, Kovar-Eder, Thiv M (2015) Biogeography of Mediterranean Hotspot Biodiversity: Re-Evaluating the 'Tertiary Relict' Hypothesis of Macaronesian Laurel Forests. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132091.

Lopez L, Barreiro R, Fischer M, Koch MA (2015) Mining microsatellite markers from public EST databases for the study of threatened plants. BMC Genomics, doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2031-1.

Mau M, Lovell JT, Corral JM, Kiefer C, Koch MA, Aliyu OM, Sharbel TF. (2015) Hybrid apomicts trapped in the ecological niches of their sexual ancestors. Hybrid apomicts trapped in the ecological niches of their sexual ancestors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, E2357–E2365.

Muir G, Ruiz-Duarte P, Hohmann N, Mable BK, Novikova P, Schmickl R, Guggisberg, Koch MA (2015) Exogenous selection rather than cytonuclear incompatibilities shapes asymmetrical fitness of reciprocal Arabidopsis hybrids. Ecology and Evolution 5, 1734–1745.

Schröder CN (2015) Pitcairnia aureobrunnea Rauh: Locus classicus and typification. Die Bromelie, 2015(2), 65–73.

Schröder CN, Sack P, Koch MA (2015) Some notes on original material and locus classicus of Deuterocohnia meziana Kuntze ex Mex var. carmineo-viridiflora Rauh (Bromeliaceae). Plant Diversity and Evolution, 131/4: 1–15.

Yüzbaşıoğlu S, Koch MA, Al-Shehbaz IIA (2015) Proof of a knowledge database concept. Aubrieta ekimii (Brassicaceae), a new species from NW Anatolia (Turkey): morphological and molecular support. Plant Systematics and Evolution 301, 2043–2055.


Karl R, Koch MA (2014) Phylogenetic signatures of adaptation: The Arabis hirsuta species aggregate (Brassicaceae) revisited. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2014.06.001.

Kiefer M, Schmickl R, German D, Lysak M, Al-Shehbaz IA, Franzke A, Mummenhoff K, Stamatakis A, Koch MA (2014) BrassiBase: Introduction to a Novel Knowledge Database on Brassicaceae Evolution. Plant Cell & Physiology 55: e3(1–9).


Erbar C, Leins P (2013): Nectar production in the pollen flower of Anemone nemorosa in comparison with other Ranunculaceae and Magnolia (Magnoliaceae). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 13: 287−300.

Jordon-Thaden IE, Al-Shehbaz IA, Koch MA (2013) Species richness of a globally distributed, arctic-alpine genus, Draba L. (Brassicaceae). Alpine Botany 123: 97−106.

Karl R, Koch MA (2013) A world-wide perspective on crucifer speciation and evolution: phylogeny, biogeography and trait evolution in tribe Arabideae. Annals of Botany 112: 983−1001.

Koch MA, Scheriau C, Betzin A, Hohmann N, Sharbel TF (2013) Evolution of cryptic gene pools in Hypericum perforatum: the influence of reproductive system and gene flow. Annals of Botany 111: 1083−1094.

Koch MA., Schröder N, Kiefer M, Sack P (2013) A treasure trove of plant biodiversity from the 20th century: The Werner Rauh heritage project at Heidelberg Botanical Garden and Herbarium. Plant Systematics and Evolution 299: 1793−1800.



Erbar C, Franz C, Leins P (2012) Recent investigations on the pattern of pollen portioning in Ruta graveolens (Rutaceae). Plant Diversity and Evolution 130: 159−177.

Hurka H, Friesen N, German DA, Franzke A, Neuffer B (2012) ‘Missing link’species Capsella orientalis and C. thracica elucidate evolution of model plant genus Capsella (Brassicaceae). Molecular Ecology 21, 1223–1238.

Karl R, Kiefer C, Ansell S, Koch MA (2012) Systematics and evolution of Arctic-Alpine Arabis alpina (Brassicaceae) and its closest relatives in the eastern Mediterranean. American Journal of Botany 99: 778−794.

Kiefer C, Koch MA (2012) A continental-wide perspective: The genepool of nuclear encoded ribosomal DNA and single-copy gene sequences in North American Boechera (Brassicaceae). PLoS ONE 7: e36491.

Koch MA (2012) Mid-Miocene divergence of Ionopsidium and Cochlearia and its impact on the systematics and biogeography of the tribe Cochlearieae (Brassicaceae). Taxon 61: 76−92.

Koch MA, Karl R, German DA, Al-Shebaz IA (2012) Systematics, taxonomy and biogeography of three new Asian genera from the Brassicaceae, tribe Arabideae: An ancient distribution circle around the Asian high mountains. Taxon 61: 955−969.

Koch MA, Kiefer M, German D, Al-Shehbaz IA, Franzke A, Mummenhoff M, Schmickl R (2012) BrassiBase: Tools and biological resources to study characters and traits in the Brassicaceae – version 1.1. Taxon 61: 1001−1009.

Koch MA, Marhold K (2012) Phylogeny and systematics of Brassicaceae — Introduction. Taxon 61: 929-930.

Leins P, Erbar C (2012) The Botanical Garden‘s Relocations. In Meusburger P,Schuch T (Hrsg.) Wissenschaftsatlas of Heidelberg University, 236–239. Bibliotheca Palatina, Knittlingen.


Erbar C, Leins P (2011) Synopsis of some important, non-DNA character states in the asterids with special reference to sympetaly. Plant Diversity and Evolution 129: 93–123.

Franzke A, Lysak MA, Al-Shehbaz IA, Koch MA, Mummenhoff K (2011) Cabbage family affairs: the evolutionary history of Brassicaceae. Trends in Plant Science 16, 108–116.

Kadereit JW & Erbar C (2011) Evolution of gynoecium morphology in Old World Papaveroideae: a combined phylogenetic/ontogenetic approach. American Journal of Botany 98, 1243–1251.

Koch MA, Scheriau C, Schupfner M, Bernhardt K-G (2011) Longterm monitoring of the restoration and development of limestone grasslands in northwestern Germany: vegetation screening and soil seed bank analysis. Flora 206: 52–65.


Jordan-Thaden I, Hase I, Al-Shebaz IA, Koch MA (2010) Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the genus Draba (Brassicaceae) and identification of its closest related genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 55, 524–540.

Koch MA, Karl R, Kiefer C, Al-Shehbaz IA (2010) Colonizing the American continent - Systematics of the genus Arabis in North America (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 97: 1040–1057.

Schmickl R, Jorgenson M, Brysting A, Koch MA (2010) The evolutionary history of the Arabidopsis lyrata complex: A hybrid in the amphi-Beringian area closes a large distribution gap and builds up a genetic barrier. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10, 98.

Thiv M, Esfeld C, Koch MA (2010) Studying „adaptive radiation“ at the molecular level: a case study in the Macaronesian Crassulaceae-Sempervivoideae. In: M. Glaubrecht (Hrsg.) Evolution in Action, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 35–59.


Kiefer C, Dobeš C, Koch MA (2009) Boechera or not? Phylogeny and phylogeography of eastern North American Boechera species (Brassicaceae). Taxon 58: 1109–1121.

Kiefer C, Dobeš C, Sharbel T, Koch MA (2009) Phylogeographic structure of the chloroplast DNA gene pool in North American Boechera - a genus and continental wide perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52, 303–311.

Mondragon-Palomino M, Hiese L, Härter A, Koch MA, Theißen G (2009) On the evolution of the orchid flower: complex ancient paralogy in DEFICIENS-like B-class floral homeotic genes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, 81.