Dirk C. Albach
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CURRICULUM VITAE

Date of Birth: 21 April 1972

Place of Birth: Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany
Permanent address: Unter den Hecken 64, 41539 Dormagen, Germany

e-mail address: albach@gmx.net
 

Educational Qualification:

1978-1982    Primary school: GGS An der Rheinallee; Bonn, Germany

1982-1991    High school: Heinrich-Hertz-Gymnasium; Bonn, Germany

1992-1996    University: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; Bonn,

                                Germany. studied general biology
    1994        Vordiplom
1996-1998 Washington State University; Pullman, Washington, USA
    1998        Master of Science in Botany (M. S.)
1998-2000 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; Bonn, Germany 
           & Royal Botanic Garden, Kew (UK). Dissertation studies in botany
2000-2002 Universität Wien (Austria) & Royal Botanic Garden, Kew (UK). 
          Dissertation studies in botany
    2002            Dr. rer. nat (Ph.D) in botany

2002- Universität Wien (Austria). Post-Doc, FWF-project P15336

                “Evolutionary biosystematics of Veronica and related genera”
Military Service: Stabs- und Versorgungsbataillon BMVg (Department of 
Defense) 1991-1992



Professional Experience:

Assistant to the Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 10/1994- 8/1996

Research Assistant, Washington State University, June to August 1997, 

Teaching Assistant, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 3/1998-

7/1999

Post-Doc, Botanisches Institut der Universität Wien, 8/2002 - 

Guide, Guide-service Bonn Botanical Garden 05/1998-

Awards and Honors:

Scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 1992-1998

Ph.D. scholarship, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung July 1999-December 1999

Ph.D scholarship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes January 2000 -

Exchange Student Scholarship, Auslandsamt der Rheinischen 

Friedrich Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 1996-1997

Betty W. Higinbotham Award, Washington State University, 1998

Delzie Demaree Travel Award, October 1997

Travel Award for International Botanical Congress St. Louis, American Society

of Plant Taxonomists, July 1999

New England Botanical Club Graduate Student Research Award, 2000

Publications:

1. Albach, D. C., P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis& R. G. Olmstead. (2001). 

Phylogenetic analysis of asterids based on sequences of four genes. 

Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88(2): 163-210. abstract

reprint request
 

2. Albach, D. C., P. S. Soltis, & D. E. Soltis. (2001). Patterns of 

Embryological and Biochemical Evolution in the asterids. Systematic 

Botany 26(2): 242-262. abstract reprint request
 

3. Albach, D. C. & M. W. Chase. (2001). Paraphyly of Veronica based on 

sequences from the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear 

ribosomal DNA. Journal of Plant Research 114(1): 9-18. abstract

reprint request

4. Albach, D. C., D. E. Soltis, M. W. Chase, & P. S. Soltis. (2001). Phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic Hydrostachys. Taxon 50: 781-805. abstract

reprint request

5. Albach, D. C. & V. Vladimirov. (in press). A new locality for Primula deorumVelenovsky.Phytologia Balcanicaabstract

6. Albach, D. C., M. M. Martínez-Ortega & M. W. Chase. (in press). Veronica: Parallel morphological evolution and phylogeography in the Mediterranean. Plant Systematics and Evolution. abstract

7. Albach, D. C., M. M. Martínez-Ortega, M. A. Fischer & M. W. Chase. (submitted). A new classification of the Veroniceae ­ Problems and possible solution.abstract

8. Bello, M. A., M. W. Chase, R. Olmstead, N. Rønsted & D. Albach. (2002). Plantago (Plantaginaceae) is the sister genus of the páramo endemic, Aragoa (Lamiales): evidence from plastid rbcL and nuclear ribosomal ITS sequence data. Kew Bulletin 57: 585-597.abstract

9. Rønsted, N., M. W. Chase, D. Albach & A. Bello. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships within Plantago (Plantaginaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and plastid trnL-F sequence data. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 139:323-338. abstract

10. Savolainen, V., M. F. Fay, D. C. Albach, A. Backlund, M. Van der Bank, K. M. Cameron, S. A. Johnson, M. D. Lledo, J.-C. Pintaud, M. Powell, M. C. Sheahan, D. E. Soltis, P. S. Soltis, P. Weston, W. M. Whitten, K. J. Wurdack, & M. W. Chase. (2000). Phylogeny of the eudicots: a nearly complete familial analysis based on rbcL gene sequences. Kew Bulletin 55: 257-309. abstract

11. Soltis, D.E., P. S. Soltis, M. W. Chase, M. E. Mort, D. C. Albach, M. Zanis, V. Savolainen, W. H. Hahn, S. B. Hoot, M. F. Fay, M. Axtell, S. M. Swensen, L. M. Prince, J. W. Kress, K. C. Nixon, & J. S. Farris. (2000). Angiosperm phylogeny inferred from 18S rDNA, rbcL, and atpBsequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 133(4): 381-461. abstract

12. Wagstaff, S. J., P. J. Garnock-Jones, M. J. Bayly, & D. C. Albach. (2002). Classification, origin, and diversification of the New Zealand Hebes (Scrophulariaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. abstract

Abstracts ­ published:

1. Albach, D. C., P. S. Soltis, D. E. Soltis, & R. G. Olmstead. (1998). Phylogenetic Analysis of the Asteridae s.l. Based on Sequences of Four Genes. American Journal of Botany 85 (6 suppl.): 111. Botanical Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

2. Albach, D. C. & M. W. Chase. (2000). Phylogeny of Veroniceae based on ITS-Sequence-analysis ­ A comparison with morphology, biochemistry and chromosome number. American Journal of Botany 87 (6 suppl.): 107. Conference abstract from the meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Portland, Oregon, USA.

3. Albach, D. C. & M. F. Fay. (2001). Evolution, biogeography and genetic diversity in Veronica alpina L. and related taxa. Bauhinia 15: 74. Abstracts from First joint botanical mountain phylogeography meeting, Zurich, Switzerland.

4. Soltis, D. E., P. S. Soltis, M. W. Chase, D. Albach, M. E. Mort, V. Savolainen, & M. Zanis. (1998). Molecular phylogenetics of angiosperms: congruent patterns inferred from three genes. Part II. American Journal of Botany 85 (6 suppl.): 158. Botanical Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

5. Soltis, P. S., D. E. Soltis, M. W. Chase, D. Albach, M. E. Mort, V. Savolainen, & M. Zanis. (1998). Molecular phylogenetics of angiosperms: congruent patterns inferred from three genes. Part I. American Journal of Botany 85 (6 suppl.): 157-158. Botanical Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 

Abstracts ­ in conference volume:

6. Albach, D. C. (1999). Patterns of Embryological and Biochemical evolution in the Asteridae s.l. XVI International Botanical Congress, St. Louis, USA.

7. Albach, D. C. & M. W. Chase. (1999). Phylogeny of Veroniceae based on ITS-Sequence-analysis ­ A comparison with morphology, biochemistry and chromosome number. 14. Symposium Biodiversität und Evolutionsbiologie, Jena, Germany.

8. Albach, D. C. & M. W. Chase. (2000). Phylogeny of Veroniceae based on ITS-Sequence-analysis ­ A comparison with morphology, biochemistry and chromosome number. 2nd International Balkan Botanical Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

9. Albach, D. C. & M. A. Fischer. (2001). Convergence and diversity in annual members of Veronica (Scrophulariaceae). 6th National conference of Botany, Sofia, Bulgaria.

10. Albach, D. C. & M. Martínez-Ortega. (2001). Veronica: convergent slow and fast evolution, east-to-west phylogeography in the Mediterranean. X. OPTIMA Meeting, Palermo, Italy.

11. Albach, D. C. & M. A. Fischer. (2001). Convergence and diversity in annual members of Veronica (Scrophulariaceae). 15. Internationales Symposium Biodiversität und Evolutionsbiologie, Bochum, Germany.

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