Our section converges aquatic entomology and evolutionary biology. We aim to elucidate diversification, speciation, ecological adaptation and dispersal of mainly aquatic and semi-aquatic insects model organisms. To this end we perform comparative morphological and molecular genetic studies based on the diverse material available in our collection. The section of Entomology III at the Senckenberg Institution manages the collection of the insect order Hymenoptera, comprising about 300,000 specimens and of the order Trichoptera, containing about 14, 000 objects.
Our studies belong to the Senckenberg Research Field Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment and Biodiversity and Climate, respectively.
We are an enthusiastic international team of students, technicians, PhD students and PostDocs studying aquatic insect evolution. We are always seeking highly motivated BSc, MSc, and PhD students, as well as postdoctoral researchers. Students interested in conducting their BSc and MSc research in our lab, please send an email to email@example.com