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Schneider, Harald
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Research Professor
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XTBG, Menglun, Mengla, 666303, Yunnan, China


  Education and supervisor 

  1986-1992 Diplom Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Supervisor H. Huber 

  1992-1996 PhD, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zurich, Zurich, Swizterland. Supervisors: C.D.K.Cook, K. Kramer, R. Rutishauser 


  Work Experience 

  1996-1998 Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Rijsuniversiteit Leiden, Netherlands 

  1999 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Field Museum, Chicago, USA 

  2000 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

  2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, USA 

  2001-2006 Assistant Professor, Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany 

  2006-continuing Research Leader, Natural History Museum, London, UK 

  2015-2017 Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China 

  2017-continuing Professor, Xishuangbana Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China. 


  Other appointments 

  Visiting researcher University of Bristol, Bristol, UK 


  Chaired and participated research projects (only current): 

  Origins of Plants: Genomes, Rocks, and Biochemical CyclesRole PI together with Philipp Donoghue, co-PIs include Dianne Edwards, Paul Kenrick, Silvia Pressel, Charles Wellmann, Ziheng Yang. NERC-funded, 5,986,340 RMB. Funding period: Jan 2016 to Dec 2018. 

  [The submitted proposal will benefit from the results of this ongoing study but it is not depending on any of the results of its success] 


  Cryptogamic diversity, biology and conservation on South Atlantic Islands. Role CoPI. Funding: 393,453 RMB. Project funding period: Jan 2015 to Oct 2016. 


  Intercrossing: ITN IntercrossingInitial Training Network funded by the European Commission. Role PI in a large network. Funds obtained directly to my group: 3,303,541 GPD 

  Funding period: 2012-2016. 


  Publications [out of more than 170 publication, selection of those most relevant to the proposal published within the last five years: 


  Clark J, Hidalgo O, Pellicer J, Liu H, Marquardt J, Robert Y, Christenhusz M, Zhang SZ, Gibby M, Leitch IJ, Schneider H 2016 Genome evolution of ferns: evidence for relative stasis of genome size across the fern phylogeny. New Phytologist 210: 1072-1082 [corresponding author] doi:10.1111/nph.13833 

  Schneider H 2016 Tempo and mode in the evolution of morphological disparity in the Neotropical fern genus Pleopeltis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118: 929—939 [first author] doi: 10.1111/bij.12774. 

  Schneider H, Schmidt AR, Heinrichs J 2016 Burmese amber fossils bridge the gap in the Cretaceous record of polypod ferns. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 18: 70-78 [first author] doi: 10.1916/j.ppees.2016.01.003 

  The Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group 2016 A community -derived classification for extant lycophytes and ferns. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 54: 563-603. [Leading author initiating the project & corresponding author] don: 10.1111/jse.12229 

  Schneider H, Li HM, Clark J, Hidalgo O, Pellicer J, Zhang SZ, Kelly LJ, Fay MF, Leitch IJ 2015 Are the genomes of royal ferns really frozen in time? Evidence for coinciding genome stability and limited evolvability in the royal ferns. New Phytology 207: 10-13. [first author] doi: 10.1111/nph.13330 

  Schneider H, Schmidt AR, Nascimbene PC, Heirnichs J 2015 A new Dominican amber fossil fo the derived fern genus Pleopeltis confirms generic stasis in the epjphytic fern diversity of the West Indies. Organsims, Diversity, Evolution 15: 227-283. Doi: 10.1007/s13127-015-0220-3  

  Laenen B, Shaw B, Schneider H, Goffinet B, Paradis E, Desamore A, Heinrichs J, Villareal SR, McDaniel SF, Long DG, Forrest LL, Holingsworth ML, Crandall-Stotler B, Davis EC, Engel J, von Konrat M, Cooper ED, Patino J, Cox CJ, Vanderpoorten A, Shaw AJ 2014 Extant diversity of bryophytes emerged from successive post-Mesozoic diversification bursts. Nature Communications 5: 5134. Doi: 10.1038/ncomms6134 

  Feldberg K, Schneider H, Stadler T, Schaefer-Verwimp A, Schmidt AR, Heinrichs J, 2014 Epiphytic leafy liverworts diversified in angiosperm-dominated forests. Scientific Reports 4: 5974. doi: 10.10138/srep05974. 

  Dyer JR, Pellicer J, Savolainen V, Leitch IJ, Schneider H 2013 Genome size expansion and the relationship between nuclear DNA content and spore size in the Asplenium monanthes fern complex (Aspleniaceae). BMC Plant Biology 13: 219. Doi: 1471-2229/13/219. [senior author] 

  Byrstiakova, N, Schneider H, Coomes D 2011 Evolution of the climatic niche in scaly tree ferns (Cyatheceae, Polypodiopsida). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 1-19. 




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