Dr. Gerald Parolly

+49 30 838 50117
+49 30 838-4 50117
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8
  • 1986–1991 Studies in biology (diploma), FU Berlin, with focus on botany, zoology and ecology.
  • 1992–1994 PhD study, FU Berlin. Thesis on high-mountain vegetation of the Taurus Mts., Turkey.
  • 1995–1997 Research assistant, BRYOSTRAT project, Peru (H. Kürschner, Systematische Botanik & Pflanzengeographie, FU Berlin/DFG).
  • 1997–1999 Free-lance consultant in landscape planning and project assistant, BGBM.
  • 1999–2001 Research grant , BGBM/DFG.
  • 2001–2004 Research assistant, DFG Research group "Functional aspects in a tropical rainforest in S Ecuador: Diversity, dynamic processes and potentials of use from an ecosystem viewpoint", subproject "Life strategies and adaptations of epiphytic bryophytes" (H. Kürschner, Systematische Botanik & Pflanzengeographie, FU Berlin/DFG).
  • 2001–2009 Associate Editor, Turkish Journal of Botany.
  • 2004–2006 Short Time Expert, EU-Twinning Project "Capacity Building in the Field of Environment for Turkey, Component 3 Nature".
  • 2001–2011 Lecturer, Beuth University of Applied Sciences.
  • 2006–2008 Lecturer, Institut für Biologie, Systematische Botanik & Pflanzengeographie, FU Berlin.
  • 2008–2010 Research assistant, PESI Project (W. Berendsohn), BGBM and Institut für Biologie, Systematische Botanik & Pflanzengeographie (H.H. Hilger).
  • Since 2011 Scientific curator, BGBM.


  • 2001–2011 Beuth Hochschule Berlin (University of Applied Sciences Berlin): Lectures and courses in Fundamental & Systematic Botany, Tropical Crops & Tropical Cropping, Indoor Horticulture, etc. Supervision or co-supervision of 10 diploma theses in the fields of tropical cropping, historical and modern plant production, horticultural plant-physiology and applied vegetation science.
  • Since 1991 Institut für Biologie, Systematische Botanik & Pflanzengeographie: Lectures and courses in Fundamental & Systematic Botany, vegetation sciences, scientific collection management, etc. 
  • Flora and vegetation of SW Asia (incl. Caucasus) and the Mediterranean Region, with a particular focus on the high mountain flora and vegetation.
  • Theoretical and applied phytosociology.
  • Life strategies of bryophytes and angiosperms.
  • Diversity, ecosociology, and evolution of tropical epiphytic and Mediterranean bryophytes.
  • Flora of Central Europe: Co-editorship (with J. G. Rohwer, Hamburg) of Schmeil-Fitschen (begr.), Die Flora Deutschlands und angrenzender Länder; ed. 96–.
Mitgliedschaft in wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften 
Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik
Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Flora Deutschlands