Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

Mammalogy

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hermann Ansorge

Biologist
born 1955 in Halle/Saale

1975-1980: Study of biology (zoology, terrestrial ecology) at the Department of Biological Sciences of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Diploma topic „Ökologische Untersuchungen an Singvögeln im Rauchschadensgebiet Dübener Heide“ (Ecological investigations on passerine birds in the pollution damage area Düben Heath)

1980-1985: Scientific assistant at the State Museum of Natural History Görlitz

1985: Appointment to the curator of vertebrates at the State Museum of Natural History Görlitz

1990: PhD from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg on the topic „Zur intraspezifischen Variabilität des Rotfuchses Vulpes vulpes (Linné, 1758) in der Oberlausitz“ (On the intraspecific variability of the red fox Vulpes vulpes (Linné, 1758) in Upper Lusatia)

1990-2005: Head curator of General Zoology at the State Museum of Natural History Görlitz

since 1997: Teaching at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz in the course “Ecology and environmental protection”

2004: Senior Fellow at the Collegium Pontes 2004 Görlitz-Wroclaw-Praha, team „Population biology“

since 2005: Honorary professor at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

2005-2008: Managing secretary of the German Society of Mammalogy (DGS)

since 2008: Teaching at the International Institute (IHI) Zittau in the course “Biotechnology and applied ecology”

since 2009: Head of the Department of Zoology at the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz

2009-2016: Vice president of the German Society of Mammalogy (DGS)

since 2014: Teaching at the Dresden University of Technology / IHI Zittau / Senckenberg Görlitz in the course „Biodiversity and Collection Management“

2015: Honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.) from the National University of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar

Since 2016: Professor of Systematic Zoology (Vertebrates) at the Dresden University of Technology

Field work, university teaching and research visits especially in Mongolia (1978, 1982, 2002 and since 2005 yearly expeditions, summer schools und university partnerships)

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