Head of Plant Ecology / Director Botanical Garden, University Tübingen

Katja Tielbörger is a plant ecologist interested in ecological and evolutionary consequences of biotic interactions involving plants. She studies these interactions in the context of climate- and land use change, plant invasions, biodiversity loss, heavy metals, and plant learning and decision-making, via large-scale field or greenhouse experiments. Recently, she also attempts to make her research more meaningful for addressing our environmental multi-crises via transdisciplinary approaches. Her work on plant intelligence clearly does not fall into that category, but she loves it, because it demonstrates how special – and no less «intelligent» than animals – plants can be.





Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)
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