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Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn

My research interests include the systematics and evolution of flowering plants, in particular of Asteraceae (daisy family), biogeography, user-friendly plant identification tools including AI image recognition, and polyploidy. I studied biology at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and obtained a doctorate with research on the South American mint genus Minthostachys. After postdoctoral work at the University of Halle and the University of Zürich I joined CSIRO in 2010.

Alexander's work profile

Alexander works in the following sector(s): Collections Institution, Other government agency

Alexander's primary institution is: CSIRO, Australian National Herbarium

Alexander's position is: Research Scientist

Alexander's work in taxonomy 

Alexander has the following roles: Collecting, Identification, Research, Editing publishing and reviewing

Alexander's skills are in Species delimitation, Phylogenetics, Classification, Genetics & Genomics, Biogeography, Imaging

Alexander works on the taxonomy of Plants, Flowering Plants, Asteraceae

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Alexander is happy to be contacted for the following reasons:

Contact from others in the taxonomy community regarding taxonomy-related issues

Contact from members of the public for advice in areas of expertise (but not for identifications)

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