Since 01.01.2020 Mr. von Birgelen has taken over the office of Vice President Teaching at the Geisenheim University.
Alexander von Birgelen studied landscape planning with a focus on plant use at the Technical University of Berlin. After his studies he worked as a freelance landscape planner. Since 2008 he is a founding member of the Berlin planning office Strauchpoeten. From 2006 to 2010 he worked as a research assistant at the Technical University of Berlin, Department of Plant Use and Vegetation Technology. This was followed by a position as deputy professor for plant use at the Technical University of Dresden from 2011 to 2015. In 2014 Alexander von Birgelen completed his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin on the topic: "The vegetation of urban post-dismantling landscapes in large housing estates of the 1970s and 1980s in East Germany - potentials and limits of their open space development". In October 2015 he took over the professorship for open space plant science and use at the Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences and the management of the maintenance and development of the university's parks. Alexander von Birgelen has been involved in the nationwide working group on the use of plants since 2005.