Martin Wiemers

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I am the Head of Ecology at the Senckenberg German Entomological Institute in Müncheberg near Berlin and my main research fields are evolutionary biology and community ecology, with a focus on butterflies. I obtained my PhD at Bonn University working on a molecular phylogeny of a young species-rich radiation of blue butterflies. Before and after my PhD thesis I worked several years as an entomologist in Papua New Guinea and then became an Assistant Professor at Vienna University for six years and afterwards a researcher at the Department of Community Ecology of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Halle (Saale).  I have authored more than 100 scientific papers and books, served as reviewer for more than 40 journals and am a board member of the German Society for Conservation of Lepidoptera and of Butterfly Conservation Europe. My special interest in the butterflies of the Macaronesian islands started already more than 30 years ago



Dr. Martin Wiemers

Head of Ecology

Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut

Eberswalder Str. 90

15374 Müncheberg




Web References:

Evolutionary biology, molecular systematics, community ecology, conservation

Relevant Island Knowledge:
Canary islands; Madeira

Lepidoptera, especially butterflies

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