Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

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Curriculum vitae Prof. Dr. W. Xylander

 

Scientific papers
Memberships
Honorary Posts
Exhibition work
Research projects

 

     

4.9.1955 born in Hagen/Westfalen

Nationality: German 

Family status: married 

Present position:

Director of Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Goerlitz

 

Professor for Special Zoology (Invertebrate) at the TU Dresden

Honorary professor for Systematic Zoology and Ecology at the University of Leipzig

Publications  
Research  

 

 

ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS AT SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS

since 1.11.2016 Member of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science at the TU Dresden
since 1.7.201 Professor for Special Zoology (Invertebrate) at the TU Dresden
since 1.4.1997 Honorary professor for Systematic Zoology and Ecology at the University of Leipzig
since 1.10.1995 Director of State Museum for Natural History Görlitz,
since 1.1.2009 Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
28.4.1993 - 31.3.1997 Assistant Professor (Privatdozent) for Zoology at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen (JLU)
21.4.93 - 15.8.1994 Professorship for Ecology and Systematic of Animals at the JLU
21.4.87 - 20.4.93 Assistant Professor(Hochschulassistent) at the Institute for Zoology of JLU
1.4.86 - 20.4.87 Scientific Assistant at the Institute for Zoology of JLU
1.10.81 - 31.3.86 Research Assistant at II. Zoological Institute of the University of Göttingen


ACADEMIC STUDIES, DOCTORAL STUDIES, POSTDOCTORAL QUALIFICATION, EXAMINATIONS

9.12.1992 Postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation) for Zoology at the Faculty of Biology of JLU
5.5.1986 Disputation at the Georg-August-University Göttingen
Nov. 1983 - March 1986 Stipendiate of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Sept. 1982 Start of the dissertation about fish-parasites (supervisor: Prof. Peter Ax)
April 1981 - April 1982 Diploma thesis at the Litoralstation of the Biologische Anstalt Helgoland at List/Sylt
1977 Studies in biology at the University of Göttingen

 

MILITARY SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

1.10. - 31.10.93 Free lancer at the department "Medicine" of the Bavarian Broadcasting corporation
1.8.82 - 31.1.83 Biology teacher at the Gymnasium Northeim
1.11.76 - 31.3.77 Male nurse at a hospital
1.10.74 - 30.9.76 Military service

 

SCHOOL EDUCATION

Juni 1974 Abitur at the Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium (secondary school)
1969-1974 Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium, Hagen (secondary school)
1966-1969 Gymnasium Garenfeld (secondary school)
1962-1966 Evangelische Eickertschule, Hagen (primary school)


 

activities for scientific papers

 

Editor:

  •  Soil Organisms
  •  Peckiana

Member of the editor-advisory council:

  • Museumskunde

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Memberships in associations and professional organizations

 

since 1986 German Zoological Society
since 1987 Centre International de Myriapodologie
since 1991 Society German Biologists
since 1993 German Society for Academic Education
since 1996 German Museums Council
since 2007 International Commissions of Museums (ICOM)

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honorary posts

 

  Member in several Advisory Boards, e g. of the State Museums for Natural History in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe
since 2007 Secretary of the German Natural Research - Collections (Deutsche Naturwissenschaftliche Forschungssammlungen e. V., DNFS)
2003 - 2010 Vice - president of the German Museum Association
since 2001 President of the Society for Awarding the "International Brückepreis"

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Participation in exhibition

 

since April 2015 Project management and conception of the touring exhibition "The Thin Skin of Earth - Our Soils a project within edaphobase,  GBIF and GBOL, sponsored by BMBF.
since July 2014 Conception of the touring exhibition SchwebenLeben - Belebte Wassertropfen within the project "WASSERgleich...WODAjest..."
since 2003 Via Regia – 3. Saxon State - Exhibition (member of the Advisory Board and several other bodies); accountable for the satelliteexhibition 'Road of species'
2007 - 2008 Initiation, cooperation on the conception and realization of the international touring exhibition Wolves; application for funding (EU), contacts to partner museums; co-author of the exhibition booklet
2002 - 2004 Initiation, cooperation on the conception and realization of the multilingual international touring exhibition „Beneath our feet – Life in soil“ (curator: Dr. Karin Hohberg); application for funding (DBU, EU); contacts to partner museums (e.g. Wroclaw, Krakow, Warsaw, Bergen, Stuttgart, Frankfurt); co-author of the exhibition booklet
1998 - 1999 Establishment of multilingual exhibitions of the museum; application for funding (DBU)
since 1996 (Rotation of two years) International touring exhibition of the SMNG "Underwater life" - Presentation of the winner photos of the international German championships of underwater photography
1995 - 2003 Conceptual supervisor of the new permanent exhibitions at the Museum of Natural History Görlitz during the renovation (1999-2003)
1985 Cooperation in the special exhibition "Animals Synanthropic" at the Zoological Museum of the Georg-August-University Goettingen (with Dr. Peter-Rene Becker, Bremen)
1984 Cooperation in the special exhibition "Life in Creeks" at the Zoological Museum of the Georg-August-University Goettingen (with Dr. Peter-Rene Becker, today Bremen)
   

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Research projects


  • Project edaphobase- GBIF Database on Soil Zoology
  • ProjectMuseum 4.0 – Digitale Strategien für das Museum der Zukunft“

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