Alexander N. Schmidt-Lebuhn

Dr. rer. nat. University of Göttingen, 2005

Dipl.-Biol. University of Göttingen, 2002

Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn

Phone: (+61) 262465498


Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601


Phylogenetics, evolution and alpha-taxonomy of young groups of closely related species, especially in Australian native daisies (Asteraceae); phylogenetic systematics.


Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Bruhl J.J., Telford I.R.H., Wilson P.G. (2015). Phylogenetic relationships of Coronidium, Xerochrysum and several neglected Australian species of “Helichrysum” (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Taxon 64: 96–109.

Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Knerr N.J., Miller J.T., Mishler B.D. (2015). Phylogenetic diversity and endemism of Australian daisies. Journal of Biogeography

Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N. (2014). “Evolutionary classifications do not have any information content – a reply to Stuessy and Hörandl. Cladistics 30: 229–231.

Gonzalez-Orozco C.E., Ebach M.C., Laffan S., Thornhill A.H., Knerr N.J., Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Cargill C.C., Clements M., Nagalingum N.S., Mishler B.D., Miller J.T. (2014). Quantifying phytogeographical regions of Australia using geospatial turnover in species composition. PLOS One 9: e92558.

Barrett, R.L., Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Thiele, K.R. (2013). Two Western Australian species of Ozothamnus transferred to Pithocarpa (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae). Nuytsia 23: 103–108.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Knerr, N.J., Kessler, M. (2013). Non-geographic collecting biases in herbarium specimens of Australian daisies (Asteraceae). Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 905–919.

Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N. (2012). Fallacies and false premises - a critical assessment of the arguments for the recognition of paraphyletic taxa in botany. Cladistics 28: 174–187.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Constable, L. (2012). Phylogenetic relationships of the Australasian shrubby everlastings Ozothamnus and Cassinia (Asteraceae: Asteroideae: Gnaphalieae). Cladistics 29: 574–588.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Knerr, N.J., González-Orozco, C.E. (2012). Distorted perception of the spatial distribution of diversity through uneven collecting efforts: the example of the Asteraceae plant family in Australia. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2072–2080.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., De Vos, J.M., Keller, B., Conti, E. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of Primula section Primula reveals rampant non-monophyly among morphologically distinct species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 23–34.

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