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Education

Ph.D. Zoology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 2002.
Dissertation: Classification of the Helicinidae: Review of morphological characters based on a revision of the Costa Rican species and application on the arrangement of the Central American mainland taxa.
Advisor: Dr. WOLFGANG BÖCKELER

Master of Science, Zoology (Limnology, Geology) (= Diplom), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 1998
Thesis: Auswertung der Molluskenfauna des Expeditionsmaterials von Transdrift 1 und ARK IX/4 (1993) aus dem Laptevmeer [Studies on the mollusc fauna found in the material collected during the expeditions "Transdrift 1" and "ARK IX/4" (1993) in the Laptev Sea]
Advisor: Dr. WOLFGANG BÖCKELER

Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences (= Vordiplom), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 1995

Languages
German (mother language), English, French, Spanish
basics in Russian, Latin and (Portuguese)

Professional Experience
- 07.2011 - : curator of malacology at the Natural History Museum of Stuttgart (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart)
- 11.2006 - : freelance as consulting biologist (main focus: molluscs, nature, biotope and species protection; parasitological research and consulting, popular publications and scientific travel guide)
- 11.2006 - : free scientist at Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
- 07.2008 - 08.2008: visiting curatorship for molluscs, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
- 05.2006 - 10.2006: scientific employee at Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) (systematic and parasitological research)
- 04.2006 - 05.2006: visiting curatorship for molluscs, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
- 02.2005 - 03.2006: scientific employee at Zoological Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) (systematic and parasitological research)
- 05.2004 - 02.2005 scientific employee at Anatomical Institute, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (teaching, research with methods of histology and ultrastructural analysis)
- 2004/2005 self-employed: Investigations of the terrestrial snail fauna in the project of the detailed monitoring auf habitat types in the FFH-areas "Basalt- und Phonolithkuppen der östlichen Oberlausitz", "Spreegebiet oberhalb Bautzen" and "Hochlagen des Zittauer Gebirges" on behalf of the Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie
- 2004 self-employed: "Literaturstudie über die Lebensraumansprüche von einheimischen Unioniden und mögliche Schutzmaßnahmen (Literaturreview" ["Literature study on habitat requirements of indigenous unionids and means of their protection (review)"] in collaboration with the work group Limnology at the Zoological Institute, Kiel, commissioned by the Landesamt für Natur und Umwelt, Flintbek
- 2003 self-employed: Registration of the primary types for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) project in the museum "Haus der Natur - Cismar"
- 1994 - recent: honorary work in the Natural History Museum "Haus der Natur - Cismar"
- 1995-1997: various jobs as Teaching and Research Assistent at Zoological Institute (work group Parasitology and Limnology), CAU; Institute of Polar Ecology, CAU; Museum of Natural History, Hamburg, Malacological Section

Research Experience
- 2014 Colección Nacional de Moluscos de México, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City (Dr. E. NARANJO-GARCIA) and field work in México
- 2013 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa (Dr. Y. KANO)
- 2013 Natural History Museum, London
- 2012 Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
- 2011 Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and field work Hawaii
- 2008 participation in "Invasive species survey on Îles de Futuna & Alofi" (French oversea department) ("Inventaire espèces envahissantes à Wallis et Futuna") of the IRD Nouméa, New Caledonia as mollusc specialist
- 2007 participation in "Invasive species survey on Île de Wallis" (French oversea department) ("Inventaire espèces envahissantes à Wallis et Futuna") of the IRD Nouméa, New Caledonia as mollusc specialist
- 2007 Field work in Costa Rica (4 weeks) and supervision student excursion from University of Kiel
- 2006 Field work in Costa Rica (4 weeks) and supervision student excursion from University of Kiel
- 2005 Research visit at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris for project "Towards a revision of Helicinidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Neritopsina) in the biodiversity hotspot area of New Caledonia" (hosted by Prof. Dr. PHILIPPE BOUCHET)
- 2005 Research visit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Philadelphia (hosted by Dr. GARY ROSENBERG) (5 weeks)
- 2005 Field work in Costa Rica (Study on terrestrial micromolluscs)
- 2004 Invitation to scientific work at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville (Dr. F.G. THOMPSON)
- 2004 Workshop "DNA taxonony", Institut für Genetik (Prof. Dr. D. TAUTZ), University Köln
- 2004 Field work in Costa Rica, INBio
- 2003 Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of sciences, Warszawa: work in type collection of A. J. WAGNER
- 2003 Natural History Museum, London
- 2003 Field work in Costa Rica
- 2001 Field work in Jamaica
- 2001 Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville (Dr. F. THOMPSON) and field work
- 2001 Field work in Costa Rica
- 2000 Field work in Costa Rica
- 1999 July-September: Field work in Costa Rica and work in the collection of INBio for thesis
- 1999 February/ March: Field work in Costa Rica for thesis
- 1999 - 2002 Doctoral Research (above)
- 1998 Natural History Museum, London: works in the mollusc collection
- 1998 Masters Research (above)
- 1998 Study visit to Costa Rica, project "Attempt of an approach to Costa Rican terrestrial molluscs with focus on the family of Subulinidae", co-operation with the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad de Costa Rica (5 weeks), supported by grants of "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e. V."
- 1997 Expedition on research vessel "Polarstern" in the Arctic (between Greenland and Spitzbergen) for Institute of Polar Ecology, University Kiel

Teaching Experience (at own responsibility) at the University Kiel
- lecture for the advanced course in systematic and morphology of invertebrates (1999/2000, 2004; graduates)
- advanced course in systematic and morphology of invertebrates (1999/2000, 2004 with different program; graduates)
- basic course in systematic and morphology of invertebrates (2000/2001, 2003/2004; undergraduates)
- basic course in general zoology/ developmental biology (2003/2004; undergraduates)
- several zoological excursions to Costa Rica including a seminar for preparation in advance (1997-2005; accompanying; graduates)
- 3 different basic courses in microscopical human anatomy (Anatomical Institute) (2004-2005)

Professional Affiliations
- German Malacological Society (DMG), member of committee (treasurer) and co-editor of "Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft"
- Malacological Society of London
- Gesellschaft für biologische Systematik (GfBS) and its curators group (2004-2005 member of extended comittee)
- American Malacological Society (AMS)
- Unitas Malacologica

Grants and Awards
- 2014 Visiting grant, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Intercambio Académico, Coordinación de la Investigación Científica), México City
- 2013 SYNTHESYS grant (GB-TAF-2830) for project "Towards to Costa Rican continental mollusc fauna" at the Natural History Museum, London
- 2005 appointment as Research Associate at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA
- 2005 SYNTHESYS grant (FR-TAF-707) for project "Towards a revision of Helicinidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Neritopsina) in the biodiversity hotspot area of New Caledonia" at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, Prof. Dr. PHILIPPE BOUCHET (2 months)
- 2005 JESSUP Fellowship of the Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia for scientific visit at this institution (5 weeks)
- 2004 Guest lecture and invitation to scientific visit (3 weeks) at the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville (Dr. THOMPSON)
- 2003 SYS-RESOURCE grant for scientific visit of the Natural History Museum, London, mollusc collection (4 weeks)
- 2003 poster award (1st prize), 6. annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik
- 2003 Outstanding Dissertation award, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
- 1999 - 2002 doctoral scholarship by "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e. V."
- 1997 - 1999 scholarship by "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes e. V."

Publications, Presentations and Abstracts, Popular Contributions, Unpublished

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