Prof. Dr. Alexandra Muellner-Riehl


Professor for Molecular Evolution and Plant Systematics


Room 227

Tel.: +49 (0) 341 9738581

Fax: +49 (0) 341 9738599





Professional experience

Since 2012: Full Professor, Leipzig University, Germany

2010-2012: Junior Professor, Goethe University & Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany

2006-2010: Lab Manager & Research Group Leader, Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

2004-2005: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London, UK

1999-2003: Research Assistant and Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria



2011/2012: Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil., "Privatdozentin") in Botany, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

2003: Dr. rer. nat. in Botany, University of Vienna, Austria

1999: M. Sc. in Biology, University of Vienna, Austria


Scientific Memberships

  • IAPT (International Association for Plant Taxonomy)
  • ASPT (American Society for Plant Taxonomy)
  • The Botanical Society of America (BSA)
  • German Botanical Society (DBG)
  • Gesellschaft fuer Biologische Systematik (GfBS)
  • The Systematics Association
  • Forum oesterreichischer Wissenschafter fuer Umweltschutz
  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)



International and national community service and functions

- Deputy Speaker of the Section “Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology” of the German Botanical Society

- Editor, Journal of Systematics and Evolution

- Associate Editor, Plant Systematics and Evolution

- Reviewer for several scientific journals:

  • Journal of Biogeography
  • Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
  • Molecular Ecology Resources
  • Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
  • Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
  • Systematic Botany
  • Annals of Botany
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Plant Ecology and Evolution
  • Evolutionary Bioinformatics
  • Organisms, Diversity and Evolution
  • African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
  • Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • Edinburgh Journal of Botany
  • Molecular Biology Reports
  • PLoS ONE
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • Scientia Horticulturae
  • Biochemical Systematics and Ecology

- Reviewer/Referee for scientific institutions and programmes:

  • German Science Foundation (DFG)
  • uni:docs fellowship programme at University of Vienna 
  • National Geographic Society
  • Marie Curie Actions Programme of the European Commission
  • Bilateral Exchange Programme of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Dutch Research Council, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)



last update: 09.12.2018