Joan Vallés Xirau


Botanic Institute of Barcelona.


Professor of Botany at the Universitat de Barcelona. Research focuses: 1) Biosystematics (genome organisation and systematic and evolutionary implications in the Asteraceae and other groups), 2) Ethnobotany (ethnofloristic studies in Catalan-language territories), 3) Scientific terminology (folk and technical names in Botany), 4) History of Botany (Catalan Botany of 19th and 20th centuries). Invited or visiting professor at the Université Paris-Saclay (formerly Paris-Sud), and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Member of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans (Catalan Academy of Sciences and Humanities, section of Biological Sciences).