João Felipe Ginefra Toni

phone: +41 61 7064 210  | fax: +41 61 7064 215
Scientific Staff Member

Areas of work

Research project on the epigenetics of Senecio vulgaris L. (Asteraceae). Various projects on the Goethean study of nature, for example plant and landscape observation. Special interests for phenomenology, the history of science, epistemology, morphology, botany, ecology, and evo-devo.


João Felipe G. Toni, born 1982, studied biology and education at Sao Paulo University, Brazil, and in 2010 trained at The Nature Institute, Ghent, USA. From 2011 he worked as a member of the scientific staff of the Natural Science Section at the Goetheanum and does a M.Sc. in plant ecology at the University of Basel in cooperation with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scottland.


The farm as a system, organism and individuality.
Joao Felipe G. Toni
Article in Stella Natura (2015)

Form resemblance and metamorphosis between the white-berried mistletoe (Viscum album L.)and five host trees.
Joao Felipe G. Toni
Report for the Goetheanum Scholarship Program (2012).

Goethean phenomenology as environmental education in the Brazilian restinga vegetation.
Joao Felipe G. Toni
Report for the Thinkoutword Initiative (2011).

Goethes plant morphology. Contribuitions of the history of science for biology teaching.
Joao Felipe G. Toni
Bachelor Thesis, Biosciences Institute – University of Sao Paulo (2009).