Born: 7 August 1956
June 1976: Qualification for university entrance
July 1976-September 1977: Military service
University of Cologne, Germany
undergraduate and graduate studies: October 1977-September 1984 (biology, geosciences)
1984 M.Sc. Biology (minor Geography)
PhD-student: October 1984-February 1988
MSc. degree in biology and geography 1984 (University of Cologne)
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) 1988 (University of Cologne)
Habilitation (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) 1994 (University of Cologne)
1988 -1999: Lecturer/Reader of zoology, University of Cologne
2000 - present: Professor and Chair of Biology, Head of the Department of Biology, University of Hildesheim.
2001 -2005: Vice-President for Research, University of Hildesheim.
2005 -2007: Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Hildesheim
2007 -present: Member of the academic senate, University of Hildesheim
2010 -2013: Member of the foundation board, Foundation University of Hildesheim
1984-present: Member of the German Mammalogical Society (GfS).
2001 -present: Associate editor European Journal of Wildlife Research
2002-2010: Member of the Scientific Steering committee for the International Deer Biology Congresses
2011-present: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Tierpark Arche Warder e.V.
2013-present: Member of the International Association for Paleodontology (IAPO).