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Negin Katal

PhD student with the Flora Incognita project
room: C3.005 (tower)
phone: +49 3641 576213
email: nkatal(at)
Twitter @KatalNegin

Actual Projects at BGI | Academic background | Research interests | Publications

Actual Projects at BGI:

  • Using Flora Incognita plant observation data and applying deep learning for phenological modeling
  • Flora Incognita Interactive Plant Species Identification with Mobile Devices

Academic background

  • M.Sc. Geoecology / Landscape Ecology at Bayreuth University, Germany.
Master Thesis: "Contribution of endemism to dark diversity on an environmental heterogeneous and taxonomically diverse oceanic island"
  • B.Sc. Biology / Plants Biology at University of Tehran, Iran.
Bachelor Thesis: "Propagate Chenopodiaceae Family with tissue culture"

Research Interests:

  • Plants Ecology
  • Deep Learning
  • Pattern recognition
  • Botany


  • Cutts, V; Katal, N; Löwer, C; Algar, AC; Steinbauer, MJ; Irl, S; Beierkuhnlein, C; Field, R: The effect of small-scale topography on patterns of endemism within islands, Frontiers of Biogeography, 11.4(e43737), 1-11 (2019), doi:10.21425/F5FBG43737
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