Dr. Alexander Mitlehner

Fellow

alexander.mitlehner@greenes.org.uk

01865 664408

Alexander has a long-held research interest in diatoms, marine algae with applications in environmental monitoring, environmental change and in age-dating of marine sediments. This interest stems from an undergraduate dissertation which was subsequently published and led to an academic career, firstly at University College London where he gained an MSc in Micropalaeontology, and then a PhD in Geological Sciences; and subsequently to research fellowships at the Natural History Museum, London and at the University of Edinburgh.

His continuing publications record includes several papers in the internationally-renowned Special Publications of the Geological Society, the publication of a new genus of diatoms in Diatom Research, the first onshore discovery of Eocene-age marine diatoms in the UK and a recent paper on the identification of key marine diatom taxa in correlating NW European onshore and offshore strata in the online Journal of Micropalaeontology; he continues to lecture on the MSc in Micropalaeontology (5) at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also a highly experienced teacher and tutor in Geography, Geology and other Humanities subjects including Sociology (after gaining a PGCE from the University of Exeter), and has experience of industrial consultancy, including working offshore. He is married with a seven year old daughter who already has a keen interest in the natural world, including dinosaurs and cacti!

Fellow

alexander.mitlehner@greenes.org.uk

01865 664408

Alexander has a long-held research interest in diatoms, marine algae with applications in environmental monitoring, environmental change and in age-dating of marine sediments. This interest stems from an undergraduate dissertation which was subsequently published and led to an academic career, firstly at University College London where he gained an MSc in Micropalaeontology, and then a PhD in Geological Sciences; and subsequently to research fellowships at the Natural History Museum, London and at the University of Edinburgh.

His continuing publications record includes several papers in the internationally-renowned Special Publications of the Geological Society, the publication of a new genus of diatoms in Diatom Research, the first onshore discovery of Eocene-age marine diatoms in the UK and a recent paper on the identification of key marine diatom taxa in correlating NW European onshore and offshore strata in the online Journal of Micropalaeontology; he continues to lecture on the MSc in Micropalaeontology (5) at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also a highly experienced teacher and tutor in Geography, Geology and other Humanities subjects including Sociology (after gaining a PGCE from the University of Exeter), and has experience of industrial consultancy, including working offshore. He is married with a seven year old daughter who already has a keen interest in the natural world, including dinosaurs and cacti!