Senckenberg Research


View toward main entrance of SDEI in Müncheberg.View of ZALF campus from main entrance of SDEI in Müncheberg.

View towards the SDEI (Photo: Ch. Kutzscher, 2013). View of ZALF campus (Photo: A. Taeger, 2009)


SDEI logo Straumer.The Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (Senckenberg German Entomological Institute) was founded in 1886 as a "National Museum", with emphasis on systematics and taxonomy. It developed after 1922 as an institution of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft, co-operating with the Imperial Biological Institute to become a mediator between systematic and applied entomology. After a history full of change, the DEI moved in 2004 into a new building on the campus of Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg. Since January 2009 the DEI is part of the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitute und Naturmuseen. Its new name is Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (SDEI).

Its director is professor of Entomology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Department of Zoology, Institute of Biology.

Inseparable from its research activity is the excellent entomological library and its remarkable insect collections.
Publishing three journals, the SDEI is able to maintain a worldwide literature exchange.

SDEI lecture room.SDEI compact shelving insect collection.Entomological library, historical books.

Lecture room (left) and insekt box with. (Photos: A. Taeger, 2009) Historicak books. (Photo: U. Kaczinski, 2010)


Authors receive 20 reprints and one pdf file free of charge.

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