Mag. Heimo Rainer

Position:

staff scientist

Contact:

Phone:+43 1 52177-560
Fax: +43 1 52177-229
  • Current projects
    • Global Plants Initiative - digitalisation of the type specimens of the herbaria of the Natural History Museum Vienna (W) and of the Institute of Botany, University of Vienna (WU)
    • Coordination JSTOR
    • Local coordination - NHM-Vienna / Ernst Vitek, Department of Botany / Heimo Rainer
    • Financed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
    • Since March 2005

     

  • Scheduled projects
    • 4D4Life - Preparation of a GSD (Globale Species Dataset) of the families Annonaceae, Bromeliaceae and Ebenaceae for a contribution to a global list of biological organisms (Catalogue of Life)
    • Project Coordination University Reading / Frank Bisby
    • Local Coordination - University of Vienna, Institute of Botany / Heimo Rainer
    • Financed by the European Commission, 7th FP
    • May 2009 - 31st December 2011

     

    • BHL-Europe - Integration of European data into the digital biodiversity Library - Biodiversity Heritage Library
    • Project coordination Humboldt University Berlin / Henning Scholz
    • Local coordination - NHM-Vienna / Ernst Vitek, Heimo Rainer
    • Financed by the European Commission, 7th FP
    • May 2009 - 31st December 2011

     

  • Finished projects
    • CHERLA - Promotion of sustainable cherimoya (Annona cherimola Mill.) production systems in Latin America through the characterisation, conservation and use of local germplasm diversity
    • Coordination - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain / Ińaki Hormaza
    • Workpage 3 - Localization of Hotspots of diversity / University of Vienna / Institute of Botany / Heimo Rainer
    • Financed by INCO instrument of the European Commission, 6th FP
    • 1st January 2006 - 31st December 2008

     

    • Species 2000 Europa - Preparation of a GSD (Globale Species Dataset) of the family Annonaceae for a contribution to a global list of biological organisms - www.catalogueoflife.org/search.php
    • Coordination - Utrecht University, Department for Plant Evolution and Systematics / Lars Chatrou
    • Local coordination University of Vienna, Institute of Botany / Heimo Rainer
    • Financed by Species2000 Europe, 6th FP of the European Union
    • 3rd March 2004 - 31st December 2005

     

    • DIGIBOTA - Digitalisation of botanical collections in Austria, especially type specimens, with integrated digital imaging
    • Coordination - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Commission on Interdisciplinary studies / Heimo Rainer
    • Financed by the participating institutions and the GBIF International DIGIT Program
    • 30st August 2004 - 30st August 2005

     

    • GBIF Austria Pilotprojekt -Integration of selected biological databases of different Austrian institutions as data providers for GBIF International
    • Coordination - Umweltbundesamt / Martin Götzl
    • Financed by BMBWK
    • January 2004 - December 2005
    • GBIF study of feasibility for Austria’s participation in the GBIF International Network - investigation of botanical collections existing in Austria
    • Coordination - Umweltbundesamt / Dr. Martin Götzl
    • Financed by BMBWK
    • June 2002 - 2003
    • Publications: “Die österreichischen Sammlungen und Datenbanken zur Artenvieltfalt“ (The Austrian collections and databases for biodiversity)

     

  • international cooperations
    • Annonaceae Project
    • Subject - central research focus at the University of Utrecht together with mainly the below mentioned institutions
    • Coordination - University of Utrecht together with mainly the below mentioned institutions and persons
    • Participating institutions:
    • Nationaalherbarium Nederland
    • - Utrecht branch (Paul Maas, Lars Chatrou, Roy Erkens, Mike Pirie, Jifke Koek-Noorman, Lubbert Westra; thematic focuses: overview; phylogeny of the total family; monographic research of the genera Cremastosperma, Duguetia, Fusaea, Rollinia, Unonopsis)
    • - Leiden branch (Paul Kessler, Johan Mols; thematic focuses: Annonaceae, palynology; monographic research of the Asian genera Miliusa, Orophea, Phaeanthus)
    • - Wageningen branch (Marc Sosef, James Richardson; thematic focuses: Annonaceae Index; biogeography; monographic research of the genera Isolona, Monodora)
    • University of Halle, Institute of Systematic Botany / Halle/Saale, Germany (Martin Röser, Bernhard von Hagen; thematic focus: phylogeny of the genus Annona)
    • Missouri Botanical Garden / St. Louis, MO, USA (George Schatz; thematic focus: Annonaceae Index, Flora Mesoamericana, Flora of Madagascar; monographic research of the genera Sapranthus, Stenanona, Tridimeris)
    • Musée Nationale d’Histoire Naturelle / Paris, France (Annick LeThomas, Thierry Deroin; thematic focuses: palynology, Annonaceae Index)
    • University of Ulm, Institute of Systematic Botany / Ulm, Germany (Gerhard Gottsberger; thematic focus: pollination biology)
    • University of California / Davis, CA, USA (Jim Doyle; thematic focuses: family classification, palynology, paleobotany)
    • University of Hongkong, Department of Ecology and Biodiversity / Hong Kong, China (Richard Saunders, Yvonne Su; thematic focuses: Asian Annonaceae, Annonaceae Index, palynology, monographic research of the genera Goniothalamus, Pseuduvaria)
    • Ohio Wesleyan University / Delaware, OH, USA (David Johnson, Nancy Murray; thematic focuses: Annonaceae Index; monographic research of the genera Cymbopetalum, Porcelia, Trigynaea, Xylopia)

     

  • Floristic research of the genera Annona within international flora projects
    • Flora Mesoamericana
    • Participating institutions:
    • British Museum / London, GB (Sandra Knapp; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)
    • Missouri Botanical Garden / St. Louis, MO, USA (Peter Raven, George Schatz; thematic focuses: coordination of the whole project, Annonaceae)
    • Herário Nacional de México, Universidad Autónoma de México / Ciudad de México, México (Mario Sousa Sánchez; thematic focuses: coordination of the whole project, field works)

     

    • Flora of the Venezuelan Guyanas
    • Participating Institutions:
    • Missouri Botanical Garden / St. Louis, MO, USA (Peter Raven, Kay Yatskievych; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)
    • University of Wisconsin / Madison, WI, USA (Paul Berry; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)

     

    • Flora of the Guianas
    • Participating Institutions:
    • Utrecht University / Utrecht, Netherlands (Marion Jansen-Jacobs, Hans ter Steege, Gea Zijlstra; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)
    • Smithsonian Institution / Washington DC, USA (Vicki Funk, Carol Kelloff, Tom Hollowell, Larry Skog; thematic focuses: coordination of the whole project; Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield; plant check list)
    • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, IRD, Centre de Cayenne / Cayenne, French Guiana (Jean-Jacques de Granville, Marie-Françoise Prévost; thematic focuses: coordination of the whole project, field works)
    • New York Botanical Garden / New York, USA (Scott Mori, Wayt Thomas; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)
  • Floristic research of the family Annonaceae
    • Flora de Cuba
    • Participating Institutions:
    • Free University Berlin, Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin Dahlem / Berlin, Germany (Werner Greuter, Walter Berendsohn; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)
    • University of Jena, Institute of Botany / Jena, Germany (Hermann Manitz; thematic focus: overview)
    • Instituto Nacional de Sistematica / Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba (Maira Fernandez; thematic focus: coordination of the whole project)
    • National Botanical Garden / Cidudad de La Habana, Cuba (Angela Leiva, Rosa Rankin, Jorge Gutierrez; thematic focuses: coordination of the whole project; field works)
    • Universidad Pinar del Río / Pinar del Río, Cuba (Armando Urquiola; thematic focus: field works)

     

    • Flora of China
    • Participating Institutions:
    • Institute of Botany Academia Sinica / Beijing, China (Pingtao Li; thematic focuses: author of the research of the family for the Flora Reipublicae Sinicae; first author of the research for the Flora of China)
    • University of Hong Kong, Institut of systematic Botany / Hong Kong, China (Richard Saunders; thematic focuses: research of single genera for the Flora of China; revisions of single genera (e.g. Pseuduvaria))
    • Missouri Botanical Garden / St. Louis, MO, USA (George Schatz; thematic focuses: Annonaceae Index, Flora Mesoamericana, Flora of Madagascar; monographic research of the genera Sapranthus, Stenanona, Tridimeris)

 

  • 16.07.1964 born in Zell/See, Salzburg
  • Education
  • 1983 Matriculation at the University of Vienna, enrolment for the study of pharmacy
  • 1985 Change area of study to Biology / Botany
  • 1987 Additional enrolment for the study of Zoology
  • 1988 Commence thesis [theme: “Die Palmen des Siragebirges und angrenzenden Tieflandes im östlichen Peru“ (The palmes of the Sira mountains and close-by lowlands at Eastern Peru); related field studies: January - February and August - September 1988]
  • 1993 Commence PhD [theme: „Taxonomy and Phytogeography of the Neotropical taxa of the genus Annona (Annonaceae)"]
  • 1995 Complete thesis
  • 2000 Commence work on an article of Annonaceae for the new „Flora de Cuba“
  • Scientific positions
  • 2000 - University of Vienna, Institute of Botany, digitalisation of botanical collection in the herbarium
  • 2005 - Natural History Museum Vienna, Department of Botany, Coordinator of the "Global Plants Initiative" project

1988, 1994, 2008 Peru
1995/1996 Venezuela
1993 Costa Rica
1994 Colombia
1994, 2006 Brazil
1998 Mexico
2000/2001 Cuba
2007 Bolivia
2007 Panama
2008 Australia

Besides numerous journeys in Europe, especially in the Mediterranean and in the Alps.

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Rainer H., Vitek E., 2009: Virtual herbaria - an open platform to join.  -  In: Stevanović V. (ed.): 5th Balkan Botanical Congress. Book of Abstracts: 159.

 

19

Rainer, H. (2007). Monographic studies in the genus Annona L. (Annonaceae): inclusion of the genus Rollinia A.St.-Hil.  -  Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B, 108: 191-205.

 

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Chatrou, L. W., Rainer, H. & Maas, P. J. M. (2004). Annonaceae.  -  In: Smith, N., Mori, S. A., Henderson, A., Heald, S. V. (eds.): Flowering Plants of the Neotropics: 18-20.  -  Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.

 

17

Rainer, H. (2003). Type material of the herbarium of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (HAL). Annonaceae.  -  Schlechtendalia 10: 1-5.

 

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Rainer, H. (2002) A new species of Annona (Annonaceae) from the northeastern Guayana Shield.  -  Brittonia 54 (2): 136-140.

 

15

Rainer, H. (2001). Nomenclatural and taxonomic notes on Annona (Annonaceae).  -  Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B, 103: 513-524.

 

14

Maas, P. J. M., Maas-van de Kamer, H., Junikka, L., Mello-Silva, R. & Rainer, H. (2001): Annonaceae of Central-eastern Brazil.  -  Rodriguesia 52 (80): 65-98.

 

13

Rainer, H. (1998): Geographical distribution patterns in neotropical species of Annona. Annonaceae Newsletter 12: 62-67.  -  Dept. of Plant Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium Division, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

12

Chatrou, L. W., Maas, P. J. M., Repetur, C. P. & Rainer, H. (1997): Preliminary list of Ecuadorian Annonaceae.  -  In: Valencia, R. & Balslev, H. (eds.): Estudios sobre diversidad y ecologia de plantas: 97-122.  -  Memorias del II Congreso Ecuatoriano de botánica, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, 16-20 octubre 1995.

 

11

Maas, P. J. M. & Rainer, H. (1997): Annonaceae.  -  In: Boggan, J., Funk, V., Kelloff, C., Hoff, M., Cremers, G. & Feuillet, C. (eds.): Checklist of the plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). 2nd ed.: 45-47.  -  Biological Diversity of the Guianas, Publication no. 30. Nat. Mus. Nat. Hist., Dept. of Botany, Washington D.C.

 

10

Rainer, H. (1997): Revision of Annona, preliminary results and subgeneric grouping.  -  Annonaceae Newsletter 11: 44-50.  -  Dept. of Plant Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium Division, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

9

Rainer, H.(1995): Die Palmen des Siragebirges und angrenzenden Tieflandes im östlichen Perú.  -  Biosystematics and Ecology Series 8: 1-247.  -  Wien: Österr. Akad. Wiss.

 

8

Rainer, H.(1995): Annona.  -  In Steyermark, J. A., Berry, P.E. & Holst, B.K. (eds.): Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 2: 418-427.  -  Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Luis and Timber Press, Portland.

 

7

Chatrou, L. W., Maas, P. J. M. & Rainer, H. (1995): Travel report on the Annonaceae collecting trip Perú 1994.  -  Annonaceae Newsletter 10.  -  Dept. of Plant Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium Division University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

6

Maas, P. J. M., Chatrou, L. W. & Rainer, H. (1994): Annonáceas del Perú. Clave para los generos, lista de las especies.  -  Dept. of Plant Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium Division University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

 

5

Listabarth, C. & Rainer, H.(1993): Amerikanische Palmen.  -  In: AMERIKA, Zur Entdeckung - Kulturpflanzen - Lebensraum Regenwald. Katalog zur Ausstellung “Lebensraum Regenwald“, Schloßmuseum Linz, 13. 10. 1992 bis 14. 3. 1993. Kataloge des OÖ. Landesmuseums Neue Folge Nr. 61: 429-444.

 

4

Rainer, H.(1993): Problems in delimitation of species in Annona L.; the complex around A. ambotay.  -  Annonaceae Newsletter 9: 56-61. Dept. of Plant Biology and Evolutionary Biology, Herbarium Division, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

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Wallnöfer, B., Rainer, H. & Starlinger, F. (1991): Erstnachweis und Beschreibung eines Massenbestandes von Carex lasiocarpa im Burgenland.  -  Linzer biol. Beitr. 23 (1): 233-243.

 

2

Rainer, H. (1991): Distribution, ecology and growthforms of palms of the tribe Geonomeae, along a transect from the lowland forest to the upper montane forest in eastern Peru.  -  Abstract. Simposium Internacional “Las Palmeras en los Bosques Tropicales“, 18.-24. Setiembre 1991, Iquitos, Perú.

 

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Morawetz, W. & Rainer, H. (1987): Die Chromosomenzahlen der Hamamelidae.  -  Sitzungsber. Österr. Akad. Wiss., Mathem. naturw. Kl. Abt. I, 196 (5-10): 157-172.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studies at international institutions and herbaria

Denmark [1993]: Ĺrhus (AAU); Germany [1998, 2000, 2001, 2003-2007]: Berlin (B), Halle (HAL), Jena (JE), Leipzig (LZ), Munich (M), Ulm (ULM); France (1998): Paris (P); Great Britain [1989, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2009]: British Museum (BM), Herbarium Linnaeanum (LINN), Kew Gardens (K), Oxford (FHO, OXF); Italy [2007]: Florence (FI, FT), Pisa (PI); Netherlands [1992, 1993, 1994, 1996; 1998-2007]: Amsterdam (AMD), Leiden (L), Utrecht (U), Wageningen (WAG); Poland [2007]; Wrocław [WRSL]; Russia [2005]; St. Petersburg [LE]; Spain [2001, 2002]: Madrid (MA); Sweden [2005]: Stockholm (S); Czech Republic [2003, 2005, 2007]: Prague (PR, PRC); Hungary [2004-2006, 2008]: Budapest (BP);
USA [1993, 2003-2005]: Cambridge (A, GH, ECON), New York (NY), Philadelphia (PH), Saint Louis (MO), Washington DC (US)
Argentinia [2008]: Buenos Aires (BAB); Brazil [1994, 2006]: Belem do Pará (MG), Cuiabá (UFMT), Linhares (CVRD), Rio de Janeiro (GUA, HB, R, RB), Salvador (ALCB, HRB), Săo Paulo (SP, SPF); Bolivia [2007]: Cochabamba (BOLV), Santa Cruz (USZ); Costa Rica [1993]: San José (CR), Santo Domingo (INB); Ecuador [2006, 2008]: Quito (QCA, QCNE), Guayaquil (GUAY), Loja (LOJA); Colombia [2008]: Cali (CUVC), Santa Fé de Bogotá (COAH, COL); Cuba [2000, 2001]: La Habána (HAC, HAJB), Pinar del Rio (HPPR), Santiago de Cuba (BSC); Mexico [1998]: Jalapa (XAL), Mexico City (ENCB, MEX); Perú [1988, 1994, 2008]: Cuzco (CUZ), Iquitos (AMAZ), Lima (USM); Venezuela [1995, 1996]: Puerto Ayacucho (TFAV), Caracas (VEN)
China [2004, 2005, 2008]: Beijing (PE), Hong Kong (HK, HKU).


Participation at international meetings

  • 13th.-27th July 1993 European Summer School on “Botanical Diversity of Tropical Forests“ at the University of in Ĺrhus, Denmark
  • 23rd.-31st October 1998 Biennale “Annonaceae Workshops“ (1994 Utrecht, Netherlands; 1996 Leipzig, Germany; 1998 Kew, Great Britain; 2000 Utrecht, Netherlands; 2002, Málaga, Spain; 2005, Vienna, Austria)
  • 27th.-29th March 1998 12. Congreso Internacional de Botanica in Mexico City, Mexico
    Seminar “Verbreitungskarten und Biodiversitätsdarstellungen mit ArcView 3.0 und Biomapper“ at the Institute of Botany, University of Vienna
  • 3rd.-9th September1998 Seminar “Phylogenetic Reconstruction and Biogeographic Analysis: Using PAUP and Component“at the Institute of Botany, University of Vienna
  • 23rd.-25th February 2000 Symposium “V. Conferencia sobre la Flora de Cuba“
  • 22rd.-28th March 2004 2nd annual meeting Species2000 Europa, Faro, Portugal
  • 23rd.-25th October 2004 TDWG annual meeting 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 8th.-17th October 2004 BioCase annual meeting 2004, Venice, Italy
  • 12th.-23rd July 2005 XVII International Botanical Kongress Vienna, Austria
  • 13th.-19th October 2005 TDWG annual meeting 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 23rd.-30th October 2006 TDWG annual meeting 2006, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 26rh February.-2nd March 2007 AETFAT XVIII, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • 10th.-15th September 2007 OPTIMA XII, Pisa, Italy
  • 16th.-22nd September 2007 TDWG annual meeting 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia