Deutsche Version Staff of the Coleoptera Section

Scientific staff

Michael Balke (left) collecting water beetles Dr. Michael Balke

Section leader

  • Tel.: +49-89-8107-156
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  • Research: Evolution of megadiverse faunas, systematics and evolution of aquatic Coleoptera, molecular phylogenetics, aquatic insects of Papua Neu Guinea and training of local conservation biologists (see website)
  • Personal homepage

Project management

Scientific staff

Dr. Arnaud Faille

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  • DFG-Projekt: Contraction of life cycle, Evolution and Diversification of cave beetles” (FA 1042/1-1), (2013-2015).
  • Research: Origins of Subterranean Biodiversity in beetles, Systematics and Evolution of hypogean Coleoptera, Phylogeny of Trechini
  • Publikationen
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Dipl.-Biol. Jerome Moriniere

  • Tel.: (089) 8107-121

Dipl. -Biol. Rene Tänzler


  • F. Kisl
  • F. Heidenfelder
  • J. Bauer
  • K. Ksionsek

Research associates

  • Dr. Martin Baehr (Munich): Taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeography of the Carabidae from the Australian Region, of New Guinea and of the southern Oriental Region. Publications
  • Gerhard Beinhundner (Munich): Scarabaeidae-Cetoniinae of Africa.
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Bremer (Osnabrück): Tenebrionidae.
  • Holger Dombrow (Worms): Scarabaeidae-Hopliinae, worldwide.
  • Dr. Hans Fery (Berlin): Taxonomy and systematics of the Dytiscidae (Palearctic and Nearctic region). Publications
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Fürsch (Ruderting): Coccinellidae of Africa and Europe.
  • Heinz Peks (Schwanfeld): Carabidae-Carabini: Taxonomy; Cerambycidae-Dorcadiini.
  • Dr. Walter Steinhausen (Innsbruck): Chrysomelidae: Larvae.

Former research associates

Emmanuel Toussaint, MSc

Technical staff

knDipl.-Biol. Katja Neven

  • Technical assistant (part time)
  • Tel.: (089) 8107-148
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  • Diploma Thesis: „Morphologisch-phylogenetische Untersuchung ausgewählter Organe der Urblattwespen (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Xyelidae)“