Molecular Adaptation to Land

MAdLand - Molecular Adaptation to Land

Change of date: The opening of the exhibition will now take place on Sunday, June 11, at 2 p.m., unlike originally announced. After an official welcome, Prof. Dr. Stefan Rensing, Prorector for Research and Innovation at the University of Freiburg, and Dr. Mona Schreiber from Philipps-Universität Marburg will lead a tour of the exhibition. The exhibition opening is part of the program on the occasion of the "Week of Botanical Gardens".

The first life on Earth emerged in the oceans 4,000 million years ago. It was not until 3,500 million years later that algae conquered the shore zones, thus forming the foundation for all life on land.

The extent to which this process of transition from water to land, which took millions of years, contrasts with the current, rapid destruction of nature by humans is the focus of an exhibition that will be on display in the Botanical Garden of the University of Freiburg from June 11, 2023. The posters shown there offer visitors a quick run through the evolution of life on earth. At the same time, they illuminate how the complex interplay of plants and animals is threatened, especially by climate change. Approaches to biodiversity conservation will be discussed, as well as the contributions of sometimes little-noticed female botanists to the study of the plant world. On Sunday, June 11, the official opening will take place at 2 p.m. at the livMatS Pavilion (entrance Lerchenstraße) with a welcome and subsequent guided tour by Prof. Dr. Stefan Rensing and Dr. Mona Schreiber.

The poster series of the exhibition was created in the framework of the priority program "MAdLand - Molecular Adaptation to Land" of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In this program, researchers are investigating how the first plants on land adapted to their new environment in order to survive. Simultaneously with the exhibition in Freiburg, the posters will also be shown in botanical gardens in Kiel, Osnabrück, Düsseldorf and Göttingen. Interested parties can also download the associated files free of charge here.

When: Accessible from 11.6. until the end of August daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; welcome and opening with subsequent guided tour on 11.6. at 2 p.m. at the livMatS Pavilion (entrance Lerchenstraße).

Researchers of the DFG-funded priority program MAdLand - Molecular Adaptation to Land.
Botanical Garden of the University of Freiburg
Dr. Friederike Gallenmüller

Registration is not required. Admission is free of charge.

The exhibition language is German, although key information is also summarized in English.

The poster series is freely available at

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