Gerhard Scholtz

 

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Gerhard Scholtz


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Biologie
AG Vergleichende Zoologie
Philippstr. 13, Haus 2
10115 Berlin
Germany

Tel: ++49 (0)30 2093 6005
Fax: ++49 (0)30 2093 6002

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  • Degrees:
  • Diplom (Biology) 1982, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Doctoral Degree (Dr. rer. nat.) 1986, Universität Bremen
  • Habilitation (Biologie) 1993, Freie Universität Berlin

  • Positions:
  • Professor 1995-present
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Institut für Biologie/Vergleichende Zoologie (Comparative Zoology)
  • Associate Professor (Hochschulassistent) 1986-1995
    Freie Universität Berlin
    Fachbereich Biologie, Institut für Zoologie
  • Research Associate (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) 1982-1986
  • Universität Bremen
  • Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie, Spezielle Zoologie der Wirbellosen (Invertebrate Systematics)

  • Editorial Service:
  • Books and Special Issues
  • Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology: guest editor “Cell Lineage and Cell Fate in Animals” 1997
  • Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Crustacea: editor 2004
  • Development Genes and Evolution: guest editor (with Jean Deutsch) “Development and Phylogeny of Arthropods” 2006
  • Journals
  • Arthropod Structure and Development: editorial board since 1999
  • Organisms Diversity and Evolution: editorial board since 2000
  • Zoomorphology: associate editor since 2003
  • Journal of Crustacean Biology: associate editor since 2005
  • Development Genes and Evolution: editorial board since 2005
  • Evolutionary Biology: editorial board since 2006

  • Professional Memberships:
  • Deutsche Zoologische Gesellschaft
  • Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik
  • Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin
  • Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Zoology

  • Professional Activities:
  • University of New South Wales: Visiting Fellowship 1990
  • University of New South Wales: Visiting Fellowship 1993
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch: Visiting „Erskine“ Fellowship 1995
  • Kristineberg Marine Station: Visiting Investigator 1999
  • Kristineberg Marine Station: Visiting Investigator 2001
  • Friday Harbor Laboratories: Visiting Investigator 2001

  • Honors:
  • Chairman of the board of the Fördererkreis der naturwissenschaftlichen Museen Berlins (Association to support natural history museums in Berlin) 1998- present.
  • Member of the board of the Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (German Systematic Association) 1999-2001
  • Head (Director) of the department of biology (Humboldt-University) 2002-2004
  • Vice head (Director) of the department of biology (Humboldt-University) 2004-2006

  • Grants:
  • Numerous grants from the DFG (German research council) including participation in the priority programs “Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms” (1998-2006) and “Metazoan Deep Phylogeny” (2005- ).
  • Grant from the European Union (Marie Curie Early stage training): “MOLMORPH” (2005- ).

  • Research Interests:
  • Arthropod origin, phylogeny, and evolution
  • Developmental biology of arthropods, phylogenetic and evolutionary implications of developmental patterns (cell lineage, gene expression, morphogenesis).
  • Metazoan evolution
  • Evolution and phylogeny of decapod crustaceans
  • Biology of freshwater crayfish
  • Cladistic analyses using developmental, morphological and molecular data
  • Courses taught:
  • General Zoology, Comparative Invertebrate Morphology and Phylogeny, Crustacean Biology, Marine Biology, Principles of Phylogenetic Reconstruction, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Relationships of Fossil and Recent Animals


  • Publications: