Department of Biology
Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology
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Matthias Schultz

Dr. rer. nat., Diplom in Biology

Curator Herbarium Hambugense

Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants (BEE)
Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology
University of Hamburg
Ohnhorststr. 18
22609 Hamburg, Germany

e-mail   matthias.schultz@uni-hamburg.de

phone:  +4940 42816-694
Fax:  +4940 42816-261
room: 3.505
Availability: by arrangement

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  • lichens of Germany (Prof. Dr. V. Wirth, Murr & Prof. Dr. M. Hauck, Göttingen; book project)
  • phylogeny of cyanolichens (Prof. Dr. B. Büdel, Jun.-Prof. F. Kauff; TU Kaiserslautern)
  • freshwater lichens of Central Europe (Dr. H. Thüs, London; book project, published December 2008)
  • lichens of the City of Hamburg (cooperation with the Behörde für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt der Stadt Hamburg and Dr. T. Feuerer)
  • the Lecanora dispersa-group in northern Germany (Dr. T. Feuerer, Dr. C. Dolnik, Dr. U. Schiefelbein)
  • Red List of endangered lichen species of Germany (coordination: Prof. Dr. V. Wirth; supported by Federal Agency for Nature Cornservation; book project finished 2011)
  • lichens of Yosemite National Park, California (coordination: Prof. B. McCune; Oregon State University, Corvallis, M. Hutten,Yosemite National Park Service)
  • lichens of Katmai and Lake Clark National Parks, Alaska (Prof. B. McCune; Oregon State University, Corvallis)
  • digitization of plant types of the Herbarium Hamburgense, Global Plants Initiative (Dr. H.-H. Poppendieck, Herbarium Hamburgense, JSTOR Plant Science Unterstützung: Mellon-Foundation)

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Research stays abroad

  • Namibia (2005, 2006)
  • United Arab Emirates and Oman (2004)
  • W North America: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Nevada, Baja California, Oregon (1999, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009)
  • Yemen and Socotra (1997, 2001, 2002)
  • Spain (2000)
  • Kuwait (1998)
  • Karelia, Russia (1996, 1997)
  • Venezuela (1996)

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Memberships in scientific societies

  • International Association for Lichenology (IAL)
  • British Lichen Society (BLS)
  • American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS)
  • International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) Weblink
  • Bryologisch-Lichenologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa (BLAM)
  • Botanischer Verein zu Hamburg e.V.

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See List of Publications

Conference contributions

See List of Conference contributions


  • Lecture Biodiversity of Plants, Part Fungi
  • Botancal excursions

Lichen gallery

Lichen gallery

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Imprint  /  last update: 2016-02-29  by: Matthias Schultz DE