Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Lexer

Professur für Evolutionäre und Systematische Botanik an der Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften

Curriculum Vitae:

born 1971 in Villach, Austria
1989 Enrolment at the University of Salzburg, Austria, in Genetics and Botany
1995 Enrolment for additional courses at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria
1996 Graduation as MSc (Austrian Mag.rer.nat) at the University of  Salzburg, Austria
1999 Doctoral degree at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
2000 Completion of the 'civilian service' (obligatory service; alternative to military service) at the General Hospital of Vienna
2000-2003 Erwin-Schrödinger fellow of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF). Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.
2001-2005 Subject Editor, Molecular Ecology Notes, the sister journal of Molecular Ecology (Wiley Blackwell)
2003-2008 Population Geneticist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Jodrell Laboratory, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK. Permanent staff scientist at "Band E"- level, the second highest band level at the Royal Botanic Gardens
2004-2008 Decision Editor, Annals of Botany (Oxford University Press).
since 2006 Subject Editor, Molecular Ecology (Wiley)
2006-2013 Subject Editor, Heredity (Nature Publishing)
2008-2016 Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
2013 Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada
since February 2016 Professor of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Austria

Research Areas:

* Speciation
* Plant adaptation to changing environments
* Evolution of genomic variation within and between species
* Ecology and evolution of plant-animal interactions
* Evolution of biological diversity in species-rich environments
  (e.g. the Neotropics)
* Conservation Biology