Dr Norbert Holstein

Dr Norbert Holstein

Senior Curator in Charge, Ferns and General

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Algae, Fungi and Plants Division
Phone: 020 7942 5349
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Ana Riesgo Gil

Specialisms

Plant taxonomy, Systematics

Summary

I am the Senior Curator in Charge for General Herbarium I (gymnosperms, "basal" angiosperms, monocots, and non-core eudicots until the Vitales) and also supervising Gen. Herb. II. My research interests mainly cover plant taxonomy (Fagales, Cucurbitaceae, Boraginales) and the history of botany, but also extend to phylogenetics, plant morphology, and pollination biology.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, 2007 - 2012

Diploma, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, 2003 - 2007

Employment history

Academic

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Bonn, Nees-Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen, Germany, 2014 - 2018

Research assistant, Botanische Staatssammlung München, Germany, 2012 - 2012

Research scientist, Botanische Staatssammlung München, Germany, 2012 - 2014

Highlighted publications

Holstein N, Tamer SE, Weigend M (2018) The nutty world of hazel names – a critical taxonomic checklist of the genus Corylus (Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2018.409

Holstein N, Gottschling M (2018) Flowers of Halgania (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) are set up for being buzzed and the role of intertwining anther trichomes. Flora, 240 : 7 - 15. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.12.005

Holstein N, Weigend M (2017) No taxon left behind? – a critical taxonomic checklist of Carpinus and Ostrya (Coryloideae, Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2017.375

Holstein N, Luebert F (2017) Taxonomy: stable taxon boundaries. Nature, 548 (7666) : 158 - 158. doi: 10.1038/548158d

Holstein N (2015) Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae). PhytoKeys, 54 : 1 - 166. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.54.3285

Holstein N, Renner SS (2011) A dated phylogeny and collection records reveal repeated biome shifts in the African genus Coccinia(Cucurbitaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-28

Memberships

Member, Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, 2016 - on going.

Member, University of Wyoming, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Laramie, United States, 2012 - on going.

Editorships

Subject editor, PhytoKeys, Pensoft, 2014 - on going.

Publications

Thomson SA, Pyle RL, Ahyong ST, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Ammirati J, Araya JF, Ascher JS, Audisio TL, Azevedo-Santos VM, Bailly N, Baker WJ, Balke M, Barclay MVL, Barrett RL, Benine RC, Bickerstaff JRM, Bouchard P, Bour R, Bourgoin T, Boyko CB, Breure ASH, Brothers DJ, Byng JW, Campbell D, Ceríaco LMP, Cernák I, Cerretti P, Chang C-H, Cho S, Copus JM, Costello MJ, Cseh A, Csuzdi C, Culham A, D’Elía G, d’Udekem d’Acoz C, Daneliya ME, Dekker R, Dickinson EC, Dickinson TA, van Dijk PP, Dijkstra K-DB, Dima B, Dmitriev DA, Duistermaat L, Dumbacher JP, Eiserhardt WL, Ekrem T, Evenhuis NL, Faille A, Fernández-Triana JL, Fiesler E, Fishbein M, Fordham BG, Freitas AVL, Friol NR, Fritz U, Frøslev T, Funk VA, Gaimari SD, Garbino GST, Garraffoni ARS, Geml J, Gill AC, Gray A, Grazziotin FG, Greenslade P, Gutiérrez EE, Harvey MS, Hazevoet CJ, He K, He X, Helfer S, Helgen KM, van Heteren AH, Hita Garcia F, Holstein N, Horváth MK, Hovenkamp PH, Hwang WS, Hyvönen J, Islam MB, Iverson JB, Ivie MA, Jaafar Z, Jackson MD, Jayat JP, Johnson NF, Kaiser H, Klitgård BB, Knapp DG, Kojima J-I, Kõljalg U, Kontschán J, Krell F-T, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Kullander S, Latella L, Lattke JE, Lencioni V, Lewis GP, Lhano MG, Lujan NK, Luksenburg JA, Mariaux J, Marinho-Filho J, Marshall CJ, Mate JF, McDonough MM, Michel E, Miranda VFO, Mitroiu M-D, Molinari J, Monks S, Moore AJ, Moratelli R, Murányi D, Nakano T, Nikolaeva S, Noyes J, Ohl M, Oleas NH, Orrell T, Páll-Gergely B, Pape T, Papp V, Parenti LR, Patterson D, Pavlinov IY, Pine RH, Poczai P, Prado J, Prathapan D, Rabeler RK, Randall JE, Rheindt FE, Rhodin AGJ, Rodríguez SM, Rogers DC, Roque FDO, Rowe KC, Ruedas LA, Salazar-Bravo J, Salvador RB, Sangster G, Sarmiento CE, Schigel DS, Schmidt S, Schueler FW, Segers H, Snow N, Souza-Dias PGB, Stals R, Stenroos S, Stone RD, Sturm CF, Štys P, Teta P, Thomas DC, Timm RM, Tindall BJ, Todd JA, Triebel D, Valdecasas AG, Vizzini A, Vorontsova MS, de Vos JM, Wagner P, Watling L, Weakley A, Welter-Schultes F, Whitmore D, Wilding N, Will K, Williams J, Wilson K, Winston JE, Wüster W, Yanega D, Yeates DK, Zaher H, Zhang G, Zhang Z-Q, Zhou H-Z (2018) Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLOS Biology, 16 (3) : e2005075 - e2005075. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075

Holstein N, Tamer SE, Weigend M (2018) The nutty world of hazel names – a critical taxonomic checklist of the genus Corylus (Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2018.409

Holstein N, Gottschling M (2018) Flowers of Halgania (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) are set up for being buzzed and the role of intertwining anther trichomes. Flora, 240 : 7 - 15. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.12.005

Holstein N, Gottschling M (2018) Waking sleeping beauties: a molecular phylogeny and nomenclator of Halgania (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales). Australian Systematic Botany, 31 (2) : 107 - 107. doi: 10.1071/SB17017

Holstein N, Weigend M (2017) No taxon left behind? – a critical taxonomic checklist of Carpinus and Ostrya (Coryloideae, Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2017.375

Holstein N, Luebert F (2017) Taxonomy: stable taxon boundaries. Nature, 548 (7666) : 158 - 158. doi: 10.1038/548158d

HOLSTEIN N, WEIGEND M (2016) An annotated checklist and lectotypification of Ostryopsis Decne. (Betulaceae), with notes on the numbering system in the collections of P.J.M. Delavay. Phytotaxa, 282 (3) : 235 - 235. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.282.3.9

HOLSTEIN N, WEIGEND M (2016) Lectotypifications and nomenclatural notes in the Boraginaceae s.str. for the Flora of Ecuador. Phytotaxa, 278 (1) : 69 - 69. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.278.1.9

Holstein N, Weigend M (2016) (2458) Proposal to reject the name Corylus virginiana (Betulaceae). Taxon, 65 (4) : 888 - 888. doi: 10.12705/654.23

HOLSTEIN N, CHACÓN J, HILGER HH, WEIGEND M (2016) No longer shipwrecked—Selkirkia (Boraginaceae) back on the mainland with generic rearrangements in South American “Omphalodes” based on molecular data. Phytotaxa, 270 (4) : 231 - 231. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.270.4.1

Greuter W, Holstein N (2016) Dochnahl's pomological books and their relevance for botanical nomenclature. Taxon, 65 (2) : 337 - 342. doi: 10.12705/652.10

Holstein N, Chacón J, Otero A, Jiménez-Mejías P, Weigend M (2016) Towards a monophyletic Omphalodes —or an expansion of North American Mimophytum. Phytotaxa, 288 : 131 - 144. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.288.2.3

Holstein N, Greuter W (2016) (19) Proposal to add Der sichere Führer in der Obstkunde vol. 1—4 by F. J. Dochnahl to the list of "Suppressed Works". Taxon, 65 (2) : 401 - 401. doi: 10.12705/652.31

Holstein N, Weigend M (2015) (2388) Proposal to reject the name Myosotis collina (Boraginaceae). Taxon, 64 (5) : 1058 - 1059. doi: 10.12705/645.24

Holstein N (2015) Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae). PhytoKeys, 54 : 1 - 166. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.54.3285

Schorr G, Holstein N, Pearman PB, Guisan A, Kadereit JW (2012) Integrating species distribution models (SDMs) and phylogeography for two species of Alpine Primula. Ecology and Evolution, 2 (6) : 1260 - 1277. doi: 10.1002/ece3.100

Holstein N (2011) Coccinia intermedia - a new Cucurbitaceae species from West Africa. PhytoKeys, 7 (0) : 27 - 27. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.7.2032

Holstein N, Renner SS (2011) A dated phylogeny and collection records reveal repeated biome shifts in the African genus Coccinia(Cucurbitaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-28

Kadereit JW, Goldner H, Holstein N, Schorr G, Zhang L-B (2011) The stability of Quaternary speciation: a case study in Primula sect. Auricula. Alpine Botany, 121 (1) : 23 - 35. doi: 10.1007/s00035-010-0084-y

Holstein N, Renner SS (2010) Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) gains two new species from East Africa, three new synonyms, and one new combination. Kew Bulletin, 65 (3) : 435 - 441. doi: 10.1007/s12225-010-9229-9

Introduction

Summary

I am the Senior Curator in Charge for General Herbarium I (gymnosperms, "basal" angiosperms, monocots, and non-core eudicots until the Vitales) and also supervising Gen. Herb. II. My research interests mainly cover plant taxonomy (Fagales, Cucurbitaceae, Boraginales) and the history of botany, but also extend to phylogenetics, plant morphology, and pollination biology.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, 2007 - 2012

Diploma, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, 2003 - 2007

Employment history

Academic

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Bonn, Nees-Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen, Germany, 2014 - 2018

Research assistant, Botanische Staatssammlung München, Germany, 2012 - 2012

Research scientist, Botanische Staatssammlung München, Germany, 2012 - 2014

Highlighted publications

Holstein N, Tamer SE, Weigend M (2018) The nutty world of hazel names – a critical taxonomic checklist of the genus Corylus (Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2018.409

Holstein N, Gottschling M (2018) Flowers of Halgania (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) are set up for being buzzed and the role of intertwining anther trichomes. Flora, 240 : 7 - 15. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.12.005

Holstein N, Weigend M (2017) No taxon left behind? – a critical taxonomic checklist of Carpinus and Ostrya (Coryloideae, Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2017.375

Holstein N, Luebert F (2017) Taxonomy: stable taxon boundaries. Nature, 548 (7666) : 158 - 158. doi: 10.1038/548158d

Holstein N (2015) Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae). PhytoKeys, 54 : 1 - 166. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.54.3285

Holstein N, Renner SS (2011) A dated phylogeny and collection records reveal repeated biome shifts in the African genus Coccinia(Cucurbitaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-28

Professional activities

Memberships

Member, Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, 2016 - on going.

Member, University of Wyoming, American Society of Plant Taxonomists, Laramie, United States, 2012 - on going.

Editorships

Subject editor, PhytoKeys, Pensoft, 2014 - on going.

Publications

Publications

Thomson SA, Pyle RL, Ahyong ST, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Ammirati J, Araya JF, Ascher JS, Audisio TL, Azevedo-Santos VM, Bailly N, Baker WJ, Balke M, Barclay MVL, Barrett RL, Benine RC, Bickerstaff JRM, Bouchard P, Bour R, Bourgoin T, Boyko CB, Breure ASH, Brothers DJ, Byng JW, Campbell D, Ceríaco LMP, Cernák I, Cerretti P, Chang C-H, Cho S, Copus JM, Costello MJ, Cseh A, Csuzdi C, Culham A, D’Elía G, d’Udekem d’Acoz C, Daneliya ME, Dekker R, Dickinson EC, Dickinson TA, van Dijk PP, Dijkstra K-DB, Dima B, Dmitriev DA, Duistermaat L, Dumbacher JP, Eiserhardt WL, Ekrem T, Evenhuis NL, Faille A, Fernández-Triana JL, Fiesler E, Fishbein M, Fordham BG, Freitas AVL, Friol NR, Fritz U, Frøslev T, Funk VA, Gaimari SD, Garbino GST, Garraffoni ARS, Geml J, Gill AC, Gray A, Grazziotin FG, Greenslade P, Gutiérrez EE, Harvey MS, Hazevoet CJ, He K, He X, Helfer S, Helgen KM, van Heteren AH, Hita Garcia F, Holstein N, Horváth MK, Hovenkamp PH, Hwang WS, Hyvönen J, Islam MB, Iverson JB, Ivie MA, Jaafar Z, Jackson MD, Jayat JP, Johnson NF, Kaiser H, Klitgård BB, Knapp DG, Kojima J-I, Kõljalg U, Kontschán J, Krell F-T, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Kullander S, Latella L, Lattke JE, Lencioni V, Lewis GP, Lhano MG, Lujan NK, Luksenburg JA, Mariaux J, Marinho-Filho J, Marshall CJ, Mate JF, McDonough MM, Michel E, Miranda VFO, Mitroiu M-D, Molinari J, Monks S, Moore AJ, Moratelli R, Murányi D, Nakano T, Nikolaeva S, Noyes J, Ohl M, Oleas NH, Orrell T, Páll-Gergely B, Pape T, Papp V, Parenti LR, Patterson D, Pavlinov IY, Pine RH, Poczai P, Prado J, Prathapan D, Rabeler RK, Randall JE, Rheindt FE, Rhodin AGJ, Rodríguez SM, Rogers DC, Roque FDO, Rowe KC, Ruedas LA, Salazar-Bravo J, Salvador RB, Sangster G, Sarmiento CE, Schigel DS, Schmidt S, Schueler FW, Segers H, Snow N, Souza-Dias PGB, Stals R, Stenroos S, Stone RD, Sturm CF, Štys P, Teta P, Thomas DC, Timm RM, Tindall BJ, Todd JA, Triebel D, Valdecasas AG, Vizzini A, Vorontsova MS, de Vos JM, Wagner P, Watling L, Weakley A, Welter-Schultes F, Whitmore D, Wilding N, Will K, Williams J, Wilson K, Winston JE, Wüster W, Yanega D, Yeates DK, Zaher H, Zhang G, Zhang Z-Q, Zhou H-Z (2018) Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. PLOS Biology, 16 (3) : e2005075 - e2005075. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075

Holstein N, Tamer SE, Weigend M (2018) The nutty world of hazel names – a critical taxonomic checklist of the genus Corylus (Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2018.409

Holstein N, Gottschling M (2018) Flowers of Halgania (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) are set up for being buzzed and the role of intertwining anther trichomes. Flora, 240 : 7 - 15. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.12.005

Holstein N, Gottschling M (2018) Waking sleeping beauties: a molecular phylogeny and nomenclator of Halgania (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales). Australian Systematic Botany, 31 (2) : 107 - 107. doi: 10.1071/SB17017

Holstein N, Weigend M (2017) No taxon left behind? – a critical taxonomic checklist of Carpinus and Ostrya (Coryloideae, Betulaceae). European Journal of Taxonomy, doi: 10.5852/ejt.2017.375

Holstein N, Luebert F (2017) Taxonomy: stable taxon boundaries. Nature, 548 (7666) : 158 - 158. doi: 10.1038/548158d

HOLSTEIN N, WEIGEND M (2016) An annotated checklist and lectotypification of Ostryopsis Decne. (Betulaceae), with notes on the numbering system in the collections of P.J.M. Delavay. Phytotaxa, 282 (3) : 235 - 235. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.282.3.9

HOLSTEIN N, WEIGEND M (2016) Lectotypifications and nomenclatural notes in the Boraginaceae s.str. for the Flora of Ecuador. Phytotaxa, 278 (1) : 69 - 69. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.278.1.9

Holstein N, Weigend M (2016) (2458) Proposal to reject the name Corylus virginiana (Betulaceae). Taxon, 65 (4) : 888 - 888. doi: 10.12705/654.23

HOLSTEIN N, CHACÓN J, HILGER HH, WEIGEND M (2016) No longer shipwrecked—Selkirkia (Boraginaceae) back on the mainland with generic rearrangements in South American “Omphalodes” based on molecular data. Phytotaxa, 270 (4) : 231 - 231. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.270.4.1

Greuter W, Holstein N (2016) Dochnahl's pomological books and their relevance for botanical nomenclature. Taxon, 65 (2) : 337 - 342. doi: 10.12705/652.10

Holstein N, Chacón J, Otero A, Jiménez-Mejías P, Weigend M (2016) Towards a monophyletic Omphalodes —or an expansion of North American Mimophytum. Phytotaxa, 288 : 131 - 144. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.288.2.3

Holstein N, Greuter W (2016) (19) Proposal to add Der sichere Führer in der Obstkunde vol. 1—4 by F. J. Dochnahl to the list of "Suppressed Works". Taxon, 65 (2) : 401 - 401. doi: 10.12705/652.31

Holstein N, Weigend M (2015) (2388) Proposal to reject the name Myosotis collina (Boraginaceae). Taxon, 64 (5) : 1058 - 1059. doi: 10.12705/645.24

Holstein N (2015) Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae). PhytoKeys, 54 : 1 - 166. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.54.3285

Schorr G, Holstein N, Pearman PB, Guisan A, Kadereit JW (2012) Integrating species distribution models (SDMs) and phylogeography for two species of Alpine Primula. Ecology and Evolution, 2 (6) : 1260 - 1277. doi: 10.1002/ece3.100

Holstein N (2011) Coccinia intermedia - a new Cucurbitaceae species from West Africa. PhytoKeys, 7 (0) : 27 - 27. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.7.2032

Holstein N, Renner SS (2011) A dated phylogeny and collection records reveal repeated biome shifts in the African genus Coccinia(Cucurbitaceae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 (1) : doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-28

Kadereit JW, Goldner H, Holstein N, Schorr G, Zhang L-B (2011) The stability of Quaternary speciation: a case study in Primula sect. Auricula. Alpine Botany, 121 (1) : 23 - 35. doi: 10.1007/s00035-010-0084-y

Holstein N, Renner SS (2010) Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) gains two new species from East Africa, three new synonyms, and one new combination. Kew Bulletin, 65 (3) : 435 - 441. doi: 10.1007/s12225-010-9229-9