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,
M.Sc. Biology (minor Geography) 1984
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 - 2023: Member of the academic senate, University of Hildesheim
2010 - 2013: Member of the foundation board, Foundation University of Hildesheim
Other professional activities
1982 - 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
2011 - present: Member (since 2016 chairman) of the Scientific Advisory Board
Tierpark Arche Warder e.V.
2013 - present: Member of the International Association for Paleodontology (IAPO).
Main research interests
Hard Tissue Biology
Ecotoxicology and Biomonitoring
Bioarchaeology and Palaeopathology