Acarian on an edelweiss found in the Bernese Oberland
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The Institute of Plant Sciences of the University of Bern comprises seven sections that carry out innovating research in different, but complementing areas of plant biology. Research topics include nutrient transport pysiology and plant development, interactions between plants and herbivores, biodiversity, evolutionary and community ecology, population biology as well conservation biology, terrestrial and aquatic paleoecology, and vegetation ecology in tropical ecosystems