Alí Citlalli Segovia-Rivas


Department of Geography
Johann-Joachim-Becher Weg 32
Building 1272, Room 00-126
Phone: +49 6131 39-27002


Consultation hours: Upon agreement


Biographical Data

  • Since 11/2021 Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
  • 08/2019-08/2021 Teacher assistant in the mandatory course of Biostatistics at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • 08/2017-11/2020 Studies in Biological Sciences with specialization in Ecology (M.Sc.), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Thesis: “Plant height and vegetal hydraulics in the genus Viburnum

  • Research stay at the Università degli Studi di Padova, at Legnaro, Italy.
  • 08/2011-12/2016 Studies in Biology (B. Sc.), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Thesis: “Microambiental conditions and host preference in reintroduced and wild individuals of Barkeria whartoniana (C. Schweinf.) Soto Arenas, in the Tehuantepec Isthmus, Oaxaca, Mexico”


Research Interests

  • Dendrochronology
  • Wood anatomy
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant Conservation
  • Climatology




Donoghue, M. J., Eaton, D. A., Maya-Lastra, C. A., Landis, M. J., Sweeney, P. W., Olson, M. E.,N. Ivalú Cacho, Morgan K. Moeglein, Jordan R. Gardner, Nora M. Heaphy, Matiss Castorena, Alí Segovia Rivas, Wendy L. Clement & Edwards, E. J. (2022). Replicated radiation of a plant clade along a cloud forest archipelago. Nature ecology & evolution, 1-12.

 Echeverría, A., Petrone-Mendoza, E., Segovia-Rivas, A., Figueroa-Abundiz, V. A., & Olson, M. E. (2022). The vessel wall thickness-vessel diameter relationship across woody angiosperms. American journal of botany109(6), 856–873.


Loren Koçillari, Mark E. Olson, Samir Suweis, Rodrigo P. Rocha, Alberto Lovison, Franco Cardin,Todd E. Dawson, Alberto Echeverría, Alex Fajardo, Silvia Lechthaler, Cecilia Martínez-Pérez, Carmen Regina Marcati, Kuo-Fang Chung, Julieta A. Rosell, Alí Segovia-Rivas, Cameron B. Williams, Emilio Petrone-Mendoza, Andrea Rinaldo, Tommaso Anfodillo, Jayanth R. Banavar, and Amos Maritan (2021). The Widened Pipe Model of plant hydraulic evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences118(22). PNAs.


Olson, M., J. A. Rosell, C. Martínez-Pérez, C. León-Gómez, A. Fajardo, S. Isnard, M. A. Cervantes-Alcayde, A. Echeverría, V. A. Figueroa-Abundiz, Alí Segovia-Rivas, S. Trueba, and K. Vázquez-Segovia (2020). Xylem vessel‐diameter–shoot‐length scaling: Ecological significance of porosity types and other traits. Ecological Monographs90(3), e01410.


Segovia-Rivas, A., Meave, J. A., González, E. J., & Pérez-García, E. A. (2018). Experimental reintroduction and host preference of the microendemic and endangered orchid Barkeria whartoniana in a Mexican Tropical Dry Forest. Journal for Nature Conservation43, 156-164.


Pérez-García, E.A. & Segovia Rivas, A.C. (2016). Ein Experiment zur Renaturierung von Barkeria whartoniana. Die Orchidee 67(6) 465-468.


Segovia Rivas, A.C. & Pérez-García,E.A.(2015).Un experimento de reintroducción de Barkeria whartoniana. Boletín de la Asociación Mexicana de Orquideología, julio-agosto: 9-14.




  • 08/2019-08/2021 Teacher assistant in the mandatory course of Biostatistics at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.