Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

Pterygote Insects
Viola Clausnitzer

Dr. rer. nat. Viola Clausnitzer

born 1970 in Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany

married, 3 children (*2004, *2006, *2008)


Research Interests


since 2012

research associate, Senckenberg Natural History Museum Goerlitz

since 2011

high-school teacher (Zinzendorf Gymnasium, biology and geography)


coordinator of Red List projects, Senckenberg Natural History Museum Goerlitz

2009 - 2010

coordinator of the BSc curriculum "Ecosystem Management", University of Goettingen
2000 - 2007

PI "Using dragonflies to assess habitat quality and biodiversity for conservation planning"
in eastern Africa (Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia)

1996 - 1999

PhD, ecology and biogeography of afroalpine rodents in Uganda ("summa cum laude")

Diploma (= MSc), "Behavioral ecology of Notiothemis robertsi Fraser, 1944 (Odonata:
Libellulidae)", field work in Kenya ("very good")