My research focuses on the application of floral morphology, anatomy and ontogeny to study plant systematics and addresses questions regarding organ identity and floral ecology. I use techniques such as light microscopy (LM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to study evolution and character homologies of flowers and inflorescences. I am interested in taxa from a broad systematic range, with particular foci in the orders Fabales, Malpighiales and Myrtales. My collaborative research includes PhD students and a network of collaborators within Kew, the UK and internationally.
- MSc, Botany, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, 1998
- PhD, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria, 2003
- Editorial Board: International Journal of Plant Sciences, Kew Bulletin, Wulfenia
Vasconcelos, T.N.C., Chartier, M., Prenner, G. et al. (2019).
New Phytologist 221: 1597–1608.
Vasconcelos, T.N.C., Lucas, E.J., Faria, J.E.Q & Prenner, G. (2018).
Floral heterochrony promotes flexibility of reproductive strategies in the morphologically homogeneous genus Eugenia (Myrtaceae).
Annals of botany 121: 161–174.
Prenner, G. & Cardoso, D. (2017).
Floral development in Goniorrhachis marginata reveals new insights into the evolution of the florally diverse detarioid legumes. (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae).
Annals of botany 119: 417–432.
Landrein, S. & Prenner, G. (2016).
Structure, ultrastructure and evolution of floral nectaries in the twinflower tribe Linnaeeae and related taxa (Caprifoliaceae).
Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society 181: 37–69.
Prenner, G., Cardoso, D., Zartman, C.E. & Queiroz, L.P. (2015).
Flowers of the early branching Petaladenium urceoliferum display unique morphological and ontogenetic features.
American Journal of Botany 102: 1780–1793.