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Staff of the Herpetology Section

Scientific staff

Frank Glaw

Dr. Frank Glaw

  • Head of Department of Vertebrates
  • Section leader since 1997
  • Phone: +49-(0)89-8107 114
  • E-Mail: Frank.Glaw@zsm.mwn.de
  • Research interests: Amphibians and reptiles of Madagascar and surrounding island groups: systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, diversity, bioacoustics.
  • Publications
  • New Taxa

Technical staff

Dipl.-Biol. Michael Franzen

  • Technical assistant
  • Tel: +49-(0)89-8107 113
  • E-Mail: Michael.Franzen@zsm.mwn.de
  • Research interests: Amphibians and reptiles of the Middle East and Central America, snakes of Madagascar, salamanders, tiger beetles (Cicindelidae)
  • Publications

PhD student

BildDavid Prötzel

  • Phone: (089) 8107 112
  • E-Mail: david.proetzel@mail.de
  • Research project: Systematic revision of the chameleons in the Calumma nasutum group

Master students

BildMark D. Scherz, BSc

  • Phone: (089) 8107 112
  • E-Mail: mark.scherz@gmail.com
  • Research project: Disentangling cryptic diversity of Madagascan narrow-mouthed frogs (Anura: Microhylidae: Cophylinae) with an integrative dataset
  • Publications

BildHyeun-Ji Lee

  • Phone: (089) 8107 115
  • E-Mail: hyeunjilee@gmail.com
  • Research project: Systematics of the Malagasy anuran genus Platypelis using micro-CT and bioacoustics

BildInbar Maayan

  • Phone: (089) 8107 115
  • E-Mail: imaayan@asu.edu
  • Thema: Studying the morphological effects of potential habitat and character displacement in a Neotropical lizard (Anolis) following invasion by a congener

Other students

BildKen-Sebastian Toyama Campos

    Phone: (089) 8107 115
  • E-Mail: ken.toyama@evobio.eu
  • Research project: Morphological variation of the snakes of Panguana (Peru)

Research associates

Oliver HawlitschekDr. Oliver Hawlitschek


Monika Labes Dr. Monika Labes


Ulrich Gruber Josef Friedrich Schmidtler


bildDr. Philipp Wagner


Former staff

Dieter FuchsDieter Fuchs

  • Technical assistant from 1960-2007
  • Research interests: Snakes, in particular venomous snakes

Dr. Ulrich Gruber

  • Head of herpetology section from 1971-
  • Ostenerstr. 5, 83623 Dietramszell,
  • Phone: +49-(0)8027-588 or +49(0)89-8107 115
  • Research interests: Herpetofauna of the Himalayas, amphibians and reptiles of Bavaria, reptiles of Greek islands
  • Publications

Former students

maM.Sc. Mónica Arias

  • E-mail: moarias@gmail.com
  • Research interests: Morphological evolution of mantellid frogs, GBIF-Vertebrata project

jbJohannes Berger

  • Research interests: Herpetofauna of Comoro islands

bbBoris Brückmann

  • Research interests: Herpetofauna of Comoro islands

gmGlib Mazepa

  • MEME Master-Student
  • Research interests: Distribution of Pelophylax genotypes in Bavaria, GBIF-Vertebrata project

brBiofagri Rachmayuningtyas

  • MEME master student
  • E-mail: biofagri@yahoo.com
  • Research interests: Distribution of Pelophylax genotypes in Bavaria, ecological niche modelling of Barbourula, GBIF-Vertebrata project

hwHanna Wegener

  • EES master student
  • E-mail: hannaweg75@gmail.com
  • Research interests: Evolution of amphibians and reptiles, GBIF-Vertebrata project

tyTülin Hawlitschek

  • Research interests: GBIF-Vertebrata project