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Curriculum vitae

Present appointments

  • Associate Professor, Institute of Plant Sciences, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (since November 1988)

  • Place & date of birth: Aich bei Schladming, Austria, 21 August, 1953

  • Marital status: married

  • Children: Diana (1976), Nora (1983), Patrick (1987), Benedikt (1998)

Previous positions occupied

  • Head of the Institute of Plant Sciences (1.7.2013 - 30.6.2017)

  • Substitute of the head of the Institute of Plant Sciences (April 2010 - June 2013)

  • Head of the Institute of Plant Sciences (April 2004 – March 2010)

  • Head of the Institute of Botany (December 1999 – March 2004)

  • Assistant, Institute of Botany (November 1977 – October 1988)

  • High School Teacher (Science, Physics), Stiftsgymnasium Admont (September 1976 – October 1977)

  • Research Fellow, Institute of Botany, University of Graz (April 1976 – October 1977)

  • Research Student, Institute of Botany, University of Graz (March 1975 – April 1976)

Qualifications

  • Guest professor, University of Podgorica, Montenegro (2004, 2005, 2006)

  • Guest professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (2001, 2002, 2003)

  • Habilitation (Doz.), University of Graz (1988)

  • Dr. rer. nat., University of Graz (1982)

  • Mag. rer. nat., University of Graz (1976)

Award

  • Edward Tuckerman Award from ABLS (best paper published during the year 2002 in the field of lichenology)

Membership of learned societies

  • American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS)

  • British Lichen Society (BLS)

  • Bryologisch-lichenologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa (BLAM)

  • International Association for Lichenology (IAL)

  • Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Steiermark (secretary 1983 - 1987, treasurer since 1987)

Membership of editorial boards of international journals

  • Acta Botanica Croatica

  • Herzogia

  • Mycobiota

  • Natura Montenegrina

Expertise and research interests

  • Taxonomy, biology, biogeography, biodiversity and ecology of crustose genera of the family Physciaceae (lichenized Ascomycetes)

  • Taxonomy, biology, biogeography, biodiversity and ecology of the families Protothelenellaceae and Thelenellaceae (lichenized Ascomycetes)

  • Lichen biodiversity of different regions including Slovenia, Balkan Peninsula, Crete, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Armenia, Tajikistan, parts of the Austrian provinces Styria and Carinthia

  • Morphology and biology of Fungi imperfecti occurring on grasses

  • Biology and distribution of fungi in buildings

Current active research projects include

  • Taxonomy, biology, biogeography, biodiversity and ecology of crustose genera of the lichenized Ascomycete family Physciaceae, e.g. Rinodina, Dimelaena, Amandinea, Hafellia, Mobergia, Buellia p.p.minor

  • The lichen family Physciaceae in Bulgaria

  • Lichen biodiversity of Slovenia

  • Lichen biodiversity of the Balkan Peninsula with emphasis on Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatica, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bulgaria and mainland Greece

  • Lichen biodiversity of Crete

  • Lichen biodiversity of Afghanistan

  • Lichen biodiversity of Armenia

  • Biology and distribution of fungi in buildings

Ao.Univ.-Prof.i.R. Mag. Dr.rer.nat.

Helmut Mayrhofer

Ao.Univ.-Prof.i.R. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Helmut Mayrhofer Institut für Biologie

Institut für Biologie

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