Harald Schneider’s research expertise includes evolution of land plant diversity with emphasis on ferns and liverworts. In his research program “Evolutionary Geobiology of Land Plants”, he integrates phylogenetics, population genetics, molecular systematics, biogeography, phylogeography, anatomy and morphology, plant reproductive biology, niche evolution, divergence time estimates, and methods to infer diversification rates using both extant and fossil evidence (paleobotany). He serves as a Senior Researcher at the Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK, and as a Senior Foreign Expert at the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Diploma degree in biology from the Kaiserslautern University of Technology, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Habilitation degree from the Georg-August Universität, Göettingen, Germany. The positions he held previously include a Scientific Research Assistant at the University of Zurich, Zurich, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA, and Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2012