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 1700
Canberra ACT 2601


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


Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Aitken N., Chuah A. (in press). Species trees from consensus Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) data: testing phylogenetic approaches with simulated and empirical data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Castelli M., Miller C., Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N. (2017). Polyploidy and genome size evolution in Australian billy buttons (Craspedia, Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 178: 352–361.

Prentice E., Knerr N., Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Gonzalez-Orozco C.E., Bui E.N., Laffan S., Miller J.T. (2017). Soil and climate properties drive biogeography of the Australian Proteaceae. Plant and Soil 417(1–2): 317–329.

Keller B., de Vos J.M., Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Thomson J.D., Conti E. (2016). Both morph- and species-dependent asymmetries affect reproductive barriers between heterostylous species. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6223–6244.

Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N., Smith K. (2016). From the desert it came: Evolution of the Australian paper daisy genus Leucochrysum (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae). Australian Systematic Botany 29: 176–184.

Weber X.A., Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N. (2015). Generic boundaries of Leucochrysum and Waitzia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Australian Systematic Botany 28: 203–218.

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 42: 1114–1122.

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.

  • Lucid key to the fruits of selected weedy Asteraceae
  • Lucid key to the Cassinia group (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae)
  • Key2html: a tool to quickly convert dichotomous identification keys to html code
  • Pycnosorus (Asteraceae): a preliminary key to species
  • Script for conducting a Templeton Test in the parsimony analysis software TNT
  • Systematics of Australian Asteraceae
  • Spatial analysis and biogeography of Australian Asteraceae (with Christiana McDonald-Spicer and Nunzio Knerr)

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