Dr. Maria Will

Contact

Room: W4 0-046

Phone: +49 (0)441 798-3334

Email: maria.will(at)uni-oldenburg.de

Research interests

  • evolution of Salvia s.l. (Lamiaceae)
  • phylogeny, distribution and morphology of Old World Salvia s.l.
  • pollination in Marantaceae
  • tracing the provenance of objects in universities and museums

Publications

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. (2014): Why Africa matters: evolution of Old World Salvia (Lamiaceae) in Africa. Annals of Botany 114: 61–83. („Best-Paper Award 2014“ Wilhelm Pfeffer Stiftung)

Will M., Schmalz N., Claßen-Bockhoff R. (2015): Towards a new classification of Salvia s.l. – (re)establishing genus Pleudia Raf. Turkish Journal of Botany (39):693-707.

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. (2017): Time to split Salvia s.l. (Lamiaceae) – New insights from Old World Salvia phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (109): 33-58.

Contributions to scientific congresses

Will M., Ch.M. Ritz, und F. Hellwig 2008: Euphorbia subg. Euphorbia sect. Monadenium (Pax) Bruyns (Euphorbiaceae) – a phylogenetic study based on sequences of the nuclear ribosomal ITS region. Systematics - 10. Jahrestagung der GfBS und 18. Internationales Symposium „Biodiversität und Evolutionsbiologie“ der DBG (Göttingen). (Poster)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2010 Salvia L. (Lamiaceae) – new insights into it’s subgeneric classification. 19. Internationales Symposium „Biodiversität und Evolutionsbiologie“ (Wien). (Talk)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2011: Who is who in Salvia L. (Lamiaceae)? A phylogenetic update of the sages from the Old World. IBC2011, XVIII. International Botanical Congress (Melbourne/Australia). (Poster)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2012: Why Africa matters – evolution in Old World Salvia L. (Lamiaceae).  Proceedings from the 21st International Symposium „Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology“, Mainz. (Poster)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2012: Why Africa matters – evolution in Old World Salvia L. (Lamiaceae). BIORARE congress, Fethye/Turkey. (Talk)

Will M. 2012: How to handle the BEAUti and the BEAST… (Workshop for PhD & master students, METU Ankara/Turkey)

Will M., Celep F., Doğan M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2013: Anatolia – a hotspot of species diversity in Southwest Asian Salvia L. 8th Plant Life of South West Asia Conference (PLoSWA); Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland. (Poster)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2014: Natural groups in an artificial genus – parallel evolution in Salvia s. l. (Lamiaceae). 15th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Systematics (GfBS) & 22nd International Symposium 'Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology' of the German Botanical Society (DBG), (Dresden 2014). (Talk)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2014: Salvia s.l. on trial – reassessing the taxonomic rank of sect. Eremosphace Bunge. 15th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Systematics (GfBS) & 22nd International Symposium 'Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology' of the German Botanical Society (DBG), (Dresden 2014). (GfBS Poster Award)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2016: Journey to the past: Tracing distribution and migration of Salvia s.l. around the globe. 23rd Symposium on ‘Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology’ of the German Botanical Society, (München 2016). (Poster)

Will M., Claßen-Bockhoff R. 2016: Viaje al pasado: trazando la distribución y migración de Salvia s.l. alrededor del mundo. LIX Reunión Anual 2016; 8.-10.11.2016, Costa de Montemar – Concón, Chile. (Poster)

Contributions to popular science (Selection)

Will, M. (2015). Ein Hauch Wilder Westen im Herbarium des Landesmuseums Natur und Mensch Oldenburg. Die Sammlung texanischer Pflanzen von Charles Vinzent. Oldenburger Jahrbuch 115, 255-278.

Will, M. (2016). Arnoldis Obst-Cabinet. Ein 160 Jahre alter „Obstsalat“ im Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch Oldenburg. Museumsjournal Natur und Mensch 2014|08, 41-54.       

Will, M. (2016). Vom Weihnachtsbaum und seinen Verwandten: Ausgewählte wissenschaftliche Sammlungen im Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch Oldenburg und ihre Bedeutung für die Volks- und Schulbildung seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Oldenburger Jahrbuch 115, 285-300.