Benedikt Kuhnhäuser

Benedikt Kuhnhäuser
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Oxford)
Postdoc at RBG Kew studying evolutionary relationships, DNA identification, and extinction risk of rattan palms

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Additional affiliations
October 2017 - present
University of Oxford
Position
  • PhD Student
July 2017 - present
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Position
  • PhD Student
March 2016 - July 2017
University of Vienna
Position
  • Master's Student
Education
October 2017 - September 2021
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
October 2014 - July 2017
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Plant Sciences
December 2010 - August 2014
University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan
Field of study
  • Horticulture

Publications

Publications (7)
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The palm tribe Lepidocaryeae (Arecaceae) comprises seven genera and 51 currently accepted species that are distributed in lowland tropical forests and savannas across Africa and the Americas. Subtribal relationships within Lepidocaryeae have been a persistent challenge,limiting our understanding of its systematics, morphology, and biogeography. Sev...
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Digitized molecular data are vital to numerous aspects of scientific research and genetic resource use. The Convention on Biological Diversity currently refers to this as “Digital Sequence Information” (DSI), a term not widely adopted by science and lacking a clear definition. There are concerns over the access to genetic resources and absence of b...
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The date palm, Phoenix dactylifera, has been a cornerstone of Middle Eastern and North African agriculture for millennia. It was first domesticated in the Persian Gulf, and its evolution appears to have been influenced by gene flow from two wild relatives, P. theophrasti, currently restricted to Crete and Turkey, and P. sylvestris, widespread from...
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Well-supported phylogenies are a prerequisite for the study of the evolution and diversity of life on earth. The subfamily Calamoideae accounts for more than one fifth of the palm family (Arecaceae), occurs in tropical rainforests across the world, and supports a billion-dollar industry in rattan products. It contains ca. 550 species in 17 genera,...
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With over 300 species, Borneo has the richest palm flora of any Malesian island. Here, we describe an expedition to Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, a remote region of Sarawak in the heart of Borneo and provide a checklist of the 46 palm species that we found there.

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Project
This project aims to elucidate the evolutionary history and diversification of the palm subfamily Calamoideae at the species level using molecular systematics, biogeography and morphometrics.