Herpetologie

Unser Team

Leitung

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PD Dr. Raffael Ernst
Sektionsleiter

Herpetologist by passion and tropical ecologist by training (or vice versa) I have been heading the herpetology section at the Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden since 2010. As animal ecologist I am interested in how phylogeny and ecology drive patterns of functional diversity in biological communities and how elucidating underlying processes can guide conservation management decisions. I have been engaged in tropical research, particularly in the Neo- and Afrotropics, for over two decades.

1992/93 Onalaska High-School, WI, USA
Scholarship of the Parlamentarische Patenschafts-Programm (PPP) German Bundestag – US Congress

1997 – 2001 Universities of Mainz, Marburg and Würzburg,
Dipl. Biol. Univ., Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg (chair: Prof. Dr. K.E. Linsenmair)

2002 – 2006 University Würzburg
Dr. rer. nat., Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (supervision: Prof. K.E. Linsenmair, PD M.-O. Rödel University Würzburg & Prof. W. Hödl, University Vienna) – DAAD-Promotionsstipendium

2005 – 2007 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart,
Scientific intern, Department of Zoology Forschungsmuseum Schloss Rosenstein

2007 – 2010 Technische Universität Berlin
Scientific assistant – Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Biodiversity Dynamics, (chair: Prof. Dr. F. Dziock)

2010 –Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden
Curator – Museum of Zoology, Section Herpetology

2014 Technische Universität Berlin
Habilitation – Fakultät VI, Institute of Ecology, Prof. I. Kowarik
Facultas docendi: Biodiversity Dynamics & Ecosystem Science

 

Honorary positions

Board member Society for Tropical Ecology

International Herpetological Committee (2012 -2016)

Associate Editor Amphibia Reptilia

Associate Editor Ecotropica

Associate Editor Vertebrate Zoology

ResearchGate-Profile

Mitarbeiter*innen

Dipl. Ing. Markus Auer
Technischer Assistent
Mitarbeiterbild Franziska Leonhardt
M.Sc. Franziska Leonhardt
Doktorandin
Prof. Dr.  Yehudah L. Werner
Ehrenamtlicher wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Alumni

Adria Rae Abigail R. Eda
Alumni, Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Maike Guschal
Alumni, Biologische Station Städte Region Aachen e.V.
Nora Hartig
Alumni, TU Dresden, Zell- und Molekularbiologie der Pflanzen
Felisa Henrikus
Alumni, Natur & Text GmbH
Monique Hölting
Alumni, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz-Institut für Biodiversität der Tiere
Mitarbeiterfoto
Nathalie Kaffenberger
Alumni, Senckenberg Fließgewässerökologie & Naturschutzforschung
Konrad Kürbis
Alumni, Naturkundemuseum Erfurt
Gwendolyn A. Landburg
Alumni, Anton de Kom University · National Zoological Collection of Suriname
Sabine Nürnberg
Alumni, Freie Universität Berlin
Paula Ribeiro Anunciação
Alumni, Biology Department, UFLA – Universidade Federal de Lavras