Alexandra A.E. van der Geer. Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands.
Alexandra van der Geer is a palaeontologist, specialised in aspects of evolution and biogeography of extinct mammals on islands. She is also an indologist, specialised in the interface between human material culture and native faunas in South Asia. She has worked at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) since 2004 and currently works at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, the Netherlands. Through her research on island mammals she collaborates with geologists, biogeographers, anatomists and archaeologists in attempting to reconstruct the evolution, adaptation and extinction of insular endemics globally and to investigate the role of humans. She is currently expanding her research focus to include extant insular mammals with emphasis on South East Asia and the Pacific.