We aim
  • to start by depicting habitats and plants physiognomically,

  • to deduce problems from such observations in the field as are suited for physiological, biochemical and biophysical and perhaps even molecular experimentation in the laboratory, and

  • to return from the laboratory to the field with increasingly sophisticated technologies for measurements and analyses applicable to field conditions.

With this we follow a great tradition, which was begun early in the last century, and which we may retrace from Mägdefrau’s History of Botany (1992) as follows.


Tropical Forest Secondary Forest Tropical Rainforest Beech Forest Tropical Rain Forest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Lüttge
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  1. 1.Institut für BotanikTechnische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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